Obituaries

William Henry Hoeflinger, Jr., age 94, of Three Rivers, passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at home with family. William (Bill) was born in Mishawaka, Indiana on February 19, 1927, to William Henry and Flossie Mae (Voelker) Hoeflinger, Sr. Bill graduated from Lansing Eastern in 1945. He was...
Laura Mae Meersma, 81, of Three Rivers, passed away Thursday, February 25, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. She was born December 13, 1939 in Baldwin, Wisconsin, the daughter of John L. and Helen (Wikkerink) Van Someren. Laura was a nurse aide at River Forest Nursing Home, later Riverview...
Margaret Lois Bubetz was born in Detroit, MI on Dec. 27, 1936 to Matilda (Davy) and Henry Bubetz. She and her mother, brother and sister moved to Three Rivers in 1952. When Margaret was 17 years old, she was having trouble at home, so she left with intentions to go back to Detroit. But on the way,...
Anna M. Arnold, 69 of Constantine, passed away with her family by her side February 24, 2021 at Borgess Hospital from complications of a chronic illness. Ann was born in Three Rivers on May 28, 1951, a daughter of John and Doris (Harlan) Kazwell. She graduated from Constantine High School in 1969....
Jessie Lee Bessinger, 82, of Three Rivers, passed away Saturday, February 20, 2021 at Rose Arbor Hospice. She was born November 12, 1938 in Three Rivers, the daughter of the late Donald and Opal (Dentler) Goldsmith. Jessie attended Three Rivers High School, and after her children were raised,...
Diana L. Keeler, 79, of Kalamazoo, Michigan went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Saturday, February 20, 2021. She was born December 23, 1941 to Delphos and Nell (Huron) Noble in Oberlin, Ohio. Surviving is her sister Bette (Clarence) Lockhart of Marion, Indiana; three children,...
Marjorie Grace Ream, 90, of Three Rivers, passed away Monday, February 15, 2021 at Bowman Place Assisted Living Community. She was born August 21, 1930 in Prescott, Arizona, the daughter of Milton and Coral (Freese) Bergfeld-Schug. She always said, “I was born in a tent, and I’m going home to a...
Stephen Warren Hire, age 75 of Three Rivers, died Monday, Feb. 8, 2021 in Mountain Vista Medical Center in Mesa, Arizona. He was born on Oct. 12, 1945 in Wolf Lake, IN, one of ten children born to Warren G. and Dorothy Mae (Angel) Hire. He graduated from Millersburg High School with the class of...
Joan Cecelia (Falvey) Carlson was born at home in Knox, Indiana on June 21, 1923 to James P. and Gertrude Falvey, and died at home in Constantine, Michigan on February 13, 2021. Joan grew up in a wonderful household in Knox with siblings Bill, Jean, Kenny, Jan, Joyce and Tom (with another sister,...
Erin Leigh Shafer was born May 30, 1980 in Three Rivers, MI to Joseph and Pamela (McDonald) Eichorn. Erin married Aaron Shafer on May 29, 2004. They had two children Cade and Libbi Shafer, both still at home. Erin and Aaron were always up for an adventure and lived a full life even in the midst of...

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