Sturgis Journal Obituaries

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September 19, 2018

Phillip Reichard

Phillip Reichard

Venice, Florida

Phillip Reichard, 86, passed away peacefully at Hospice home in Venice, Fla., after battling cancer. Preceding him in death were his mother, Anna (Shafer)?Reichard; his father, E. Ray Reichard; his first wife, Marguerite (Hoban)?Reichard; and his second wife, Conni...

September 18, 2018

Albert Hargett III

Albert Hargett III

Coldwater , Michigan

Albert Hargett III, age 58, of Coldwater, and formerly of Sturgis, passed away Sept. 14, 2018, at Promedica Coldwater Regional Hospital. Arrangements will be announced by Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, Sturgis, which has been entrusted with the arrangements.

September 15, 2018

Regate Shultz

Regate Shultz

Sturgis, Michigan

Regate Shultz, 92, passed away Sept. 11, 2018, at Sturgis Hospital. She was born Aug. 1, 1926, in Germany, to George and Everdine (Kramer) Hensmanns. On May 31, 1952, she married Allen Shultz. He preceded her in death March 20, 2000. She also was preceded in death by her...

September 11, 2018

Lorraine E. Alexander

Lorraine E. Alexander

Three Rivers, Michigan

Lorraine E. (Krontz, Pierson, Flowers) Alexander, age 84, of Three Rivers, departed to be with deceased family and friends Sunday evening, Sept. 9, 2018, at her home. She was born May 24, 1934, a daughter of the late Orin Arthur "Doc" and Edith (Shears) Krontz. She was a...

Jeffrey H. Rambadt

Jeffrey H. Rambadt

Sturgis, Michigan

Jeffrey H. Rambadt, age 55, of Sturgis, passed away Sunday afternoon, Sept. 9, 2018 at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born Oct. 22, 1962, in Sturgis, a son of Ronald E. and Carol (Alderman) Rambadt. Jeff was a lifelong Sturgis resident and a graduate of Sturgis...

September 10, 2018

September 8, 2018

In Memoriam

Clair N. Large

In Memoriam

Clair N. Large

Sturgis, Michigan

Clair N. "Bud" Large, age 96, of Sturgis, passed away Friday, Aug. 17, 2018, at Thurston Woods Village. A graveside service celebrating the life of Clair N. "Bud" Large will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, at Oak Lawn Cemetery, with the Rev. Jeanne Garza of First...

Steven D. Quake

Steven D. Quake

Centreville, Michigan

Steven D. Quake, 63, of Centreville, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at Three Rivers Health. He was born June 21, 1955, in Three Rivers, a son of Virginia (Clark) and William Quake. He graduated from Centreville High School in 1973 and later received his associate...

Beverly A. Tepfer

Beverly A. Tepfer

White Pigeon, Michigan

Beverly Ann (Bowser) Tepfer, age 75, of White Pigeon, passed away Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at Oak Hill Hospital in Brooksville, Fla. She was born Oct. 27, 1942, in Battle Creek, the only child of the late Bernard and Beulah (Shaw) Bowser. Beverly was a longtime resident of...

September 7, 2018

September 5, 2018

Richard E. Brown

Richard E. Brown

Centreville, Michigan

Richard E. Brown, age 84, of Centreville, died Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at his son's home in Sturgis. He was born May 19, 1934, near Centreville, a son of Seth and Della (Bronstetter) Brown, and was a lifetime resident of St. Joseph County. Richard graduated from Centreville...

Keith A. Cantrell Sr.

Keith A. Cantrell Sr.

51, Indiana

Keith A. Cantrell Sr., 51, passed away Sept. 1, 2018, at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born Feb. 3, 1967, in Sturgis, to the late Earl and Ethel Cantrell. Surviving are four children, Travis Cantrell, Keith (Stacy) Cantrell Jr., Joshua Cantrell and Justin Pedler; two...

September 4, 2018

E. Marie Brouse

E. Marie Brouse

Sturgis, Michigan

E. Marie Brouse, age 94, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Thursday evening, Aug. 30, 2018, at the Sturgis Hospital. Mrs. Brouse resided in Sturgis since 1945. On June 28, 1947, she married Leonard V. Brouse in Angola, Ind. He died Aug. 25, 1983. Mrs. Brouse began teaching art...

Carl J. Drumhiller

Carl J. Drumhiller

Colom, Michigan

Carl Junior Drumhiller, 82, passed away on Friday, Aug. 31, 2018, at his home in Colon. He died peacefully, surrounded by his children. Junior was born in Colon to the late Carl Burr Drumhiller and Georgia Francis (Fitzgerald) Drumhiller. He served in the U.S. Army from 1959...

Zelma R Merritt

Zelma R Merritt

Constantine, Michigan

Zelma Ruth (Jackson) Merritt, 85, of Constantine, Mich., died Sept. 1, 2018 at her home. She was born July 5, 1933, in White Pigeon Township, to George and Eunice (Strong) Jackson. Zelma attended Scott High School in Scott, Ind., graduating in 1952. On May 25, 1952 she...

Ronald R. Wolkins

Ronald R. Wolkins

Elkhart, Indiana

Ronald R. Wolkins, 82 of Elkhart, Ind., died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, following an extended illness. He was born May 21, 1936, in Constantine Township, Mich., the son of Lee R. and Anne H. (Miller)?Wolkins. He was a resident of Elkhart since 1991, coming from Jones and Union,...

September 1, 2018

Michael Stefanski

Michael Stefanski

Sturgis, Michigan

Michael C. Stefanski, 70, of Sturgis, Mich., died Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, at Bronson Methodist Hospital following a short illness. He was born Dec. 28, 1947, in Sturgis, the son of Clifford J. and Mary Jane (Herman)?Stefanski. He was a graduate of Bronson High School in 1965...

August 31, 2018

Hank Dennison

Hank Dennison

Coldwater, Michigan

Hank Dennison, 60 years, of Coldwater, Mich., passed away Wednesday, Aug. 29, 2018, with his family at his side. Hank was born Oct. 18, 1957, in Montpelier, Ohio, the son of the late Floyd Thomas and Roseleen (Miles) Dennison. Hank married Joann M. Perrault on Aug. 9,...

Michael D Wickey

Michael D Wickey

Sturgis, Michigan

Michael Dale Wickey, age 65, of Sturgis, went home to be with his Jesus on Thursday, Aug. 30, 2018, peacefully at his home with his family after a short illness. Michael was born June 1, 1953, in Sturgis, a son to the late Chris C. JR and Rebecca (Schwartz) Wickey. He had...

August 30, 2018

Joseph A Graber

Joseph A Graber

White Pigeon, Michigan

Joseph A. Graber, 96, of White Pigeon, Mich., died peacefully at 5:45 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018, at his residence. He was born on Nov. 30, 1921, in Middlebury, Ind., to Abraham and Bena (Roth) Graber. On Aug. 21, 1948 in Clinton Brick Mennonite Church he married Cora...

August 29, 2018

Ernestine A Sears

Ernestine A Sears

Sturgis, Michigan

Ernestine A. Sears, age 95, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Thurston Woods Village. She was born Nov. 30, 1922, in Beatrice, Neb., a daughter to the late Anargyrus and Edith (Witzsche) Kaloides. Ernestine was a resident of Sturgis since 1976, moving...

August 28, 2018

Alpha E Brandenberger

Alpha E Brandenberger

LaGrange, Indiana

Alpha E. Brandenberger, 56, of LaGrange, Ind., died Aug. 24, 2018, at Parkview Randallia Hospital, Ft. Wayne, Ind. Visitation is at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Frurip-May Funeral Home, 309 West Michigan St. LaGrange, Ind., where services are at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Burial will take...

August 27, 2018

Kathryn H "Kate" Clark

Kathryn H "Kate" Clark

Sturgis, Michigan

Kathryn H. "Kate" Clark, age 97, a lifelong Sturgis resident, passed away Friday, Aug. 24, 2018, at Thurston Woods Village. She was born Aug. 22, 1921, in Sturgis, Mich., a daughter to the late Roger M. and Helen (Froh) Sturgis. On June 29, 1941, in Coldwater, she married...

Theresa J. Grossman

Theresa J. Grossman

Burr Oak, Michigan

Theresa J. (Blaskie) Grossman, age 90, of Burr Oak, Mich., passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, at home. She was born July 2, 1928, in Bronson, Mich., a daughter to the late Peter and Julia (Francisco) Blaskie. She lived in California, Sturgis, and Burr Oak for the last 45...

Robert C. Tenney

Robert C. Tenney

Sherwood, Michigan

Robert C. Tenney, age 59, of Sherwood, passed away Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018, at his home, the family farm, surrounded by his family after an extended illness. Robert was born the only son to the late Lewis L. and Loretta Ann (Truckey) Tenney on Oct. 15, 1958. Robert lived in...

Wanda W Waltke

Wanda W Waltke

Sturgis, Michigan

Wanda W. Waltke, age 104, formerly of Sturgis, passed away Thursday, Aug. 23, 2018, in Tucson, Ariz. Wanda was born Jan. 10, 1914, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter to the late George T. & Zona B. (Hoover) Merriman. She came to Sturgis in 1945 from Ft. Wayne, Ind., and moved to...

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