Obituaries

Mrs. Jacqueline Mary Kafka, age 60, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully at her home in Fabius Township late Saturday, August 7, 2021. She was born on June 9, 1961 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Charles and Joan (Binder) Johnson. Jacqueline has been a Three Rivers resident her entire...
Dorothy Viola Strayer, 67, of Three Rivers, MI, passed away on Aug. 5, 2021, at the Edgewood Health and Rehabilitation Nursing Home following an extended battle with dementia. She was born Jan. 20, 1954, in Alma, MI, the daughter of Henry and Betsy Strayer. She was a proud and hard working woman....
Emo Cuellar Barney was born the oldest of three children in Cali Columbia on August 26, 1929. After completing service requirements in the Columbian Army, his family sent hm to the United States for high school and higher education. Emo arrived in New Jersey where he attended the Peddie School and...
Shirley (Vollmar) Allen, age 84, of Sebring, Florida, formally of Three Rivers, Michigan, passed away on August 6, 2021. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dave Allen, and grandson Scott Peter. Shirley is survived by her companion of 24 years, Tom Danitz, Daughter Cindy Peter, Sons...
Robert Paul Outman passed away peacefully at home on August 1, 2021 in Allen, Texas at the age of 65. He was born September 13, 1955 to Leon and Margaret (Rich) Outman in Coldwater, Michigan. Bob was raised in Leonidas, Michigan and had an early passion for sports and his community. He attended...
Vickie Jean Austin, 71, of Three Rivers, passed away suddenly on Friday, July 30, 2021 at her home. She was born on June 11, 1950 in Lansing, MI, the daughter of the late Joseph and Jean (Harmon) McKenzie. Vickie Jean graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1968. She worked for many years in the...
Wade L. Baugh III (affectionately called Lil Brain Bleap) was born in Brooklyn, New York to Wade and Ernestine Baugh. In 1975, the family moved from Chicago, IL to Three Rivers, MI for a better life. Wade was energetic and the life of the party, with a big smile and a booming personality. Lil Wade...
William “Bill” Jesse Wagner, 46, of Round Lake, IL and formerly of Three Rivers, passed away on January 23, 2020. He was born March 30, 1973 in Kalamazoo the son of Robert and Kathleen (Anderson) Wagner. Bill graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1991; he attended Glen Oaks Community College...
Bruce Leigh Heywood (71) of Tampa, FL had his heavenly homecoming on July 12, 2021 after a brief illness. Bruce was born in Three Rivers, Michigan on January 11, 1950. He graduated from Three Rivers High School and Western Michigan University. Bruce was an accountant by trade in various...
Kenneth E. Cook, age 78, died peacefully on July 13, 2021 surrounded by his wife, children and sister. He was born in Detroit, MI and grew up in Tennessee and Anderson, Indiana. He met his future wife at Purdue University, while studying chemical engineering. He and Pat (Priscilla Ogren) married in...

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