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FARLEY ESTES DOWDLE FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION CARE

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care was established in 1882. We continue to serve Battle Creek, Augusta, Richland and surrounding communities today.

Our website gives you access to information on Traditional Funerals, Types of Tributes, Cremation Options, Memorials, Monuments and Markers, Obituary Notices, Grief Support, our Schedule of Services, Merchandise (including Video Tributes and Service Folders) and a Directory of Other Services.

We provide our website to help you understand your options, whether you are making funeral arrangements at the time of need “At-Need” or in advance “Preneed ”. It also includes a directory of florists, cemeteries and hotels, and describes our History, where we’ve been and what we offer now. Another important feature of our website, “Submit a Memory”, is located at the end of each individual obituary notice. By clicking on this link, you can relay to the family a fond memory of their loved one or just a simple note of condolence. You can be assured that the family will receive your message and it will be printed and forwarded to them.


Our Obituaries

Ralph Hamilton

May 23, 1958 - January 20, 2022

Ralph Hamilton, age 63, of Allegan, went to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Ralph was born in Floyd County, Kentucky on May 23, 1958, the son of the late Jonas and Dina Hamilton. Ralph was always a hard-working man. He was the owner-operator for Hamilton's Auto Sales, A and B Auto Sales, And Hamilton's Recovery. Ralph was known as the "Best Repo Man" around, often fixing cars,...
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Carol Sue (Tappan) Ramos

January 20, 2022

Carol Sue (Tappan) Ramos, 66, a lifelong Battle Creek, Michigan resident died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her family, on Thursday, January 20, 2022. Carol was born July 28, 1955 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Manly and Caroline E. (Strowbridge) Tappan. She was employed in the dietary department at Bronson Battle Creek for nearly 30 years, and was forced to take a medical disability...
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Ronald Dale "Ron" Moss

October 3, 1938 - January 17, 2022

Ronald Dale "Ron" Moss, 83, a lifelong Battle Creek, Michigan resident died peacefully with his family at his side, on Monday, January 17, 2022. Ron was born October 3, 1938 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Ralph D. and Margaret J. (Brown) Moss. He was a 1957 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. He grew up working at his parents Sip-n-Nip Drive Inn. While in high school he met...
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Clifford James Riker

April 8, 1934 - January 16, 2022

Clifford J. Riker, 87, of Battle Creek, died January 16, 2022. Clifford was born April 8, 1934 to Leo Horr and Rose Darling. He worked many years at the Kellogg Company before retiring as the maintenance supervisor in 1995. Clifford loved bowling, snowmobiling and building model planes and cars. He also enjoyed building engines for street rods and even made one for a jetboat. ...
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Jesse "Buster" Jenkins

October 16, 1945 - January 15, 2022

Jesse O. "Buster" Jenkins, 76, of Battle Creek, went to be with the Lord January 15, 2022. Jesse was born October 16, 1945 in Battle Creek to James and Mae (Angell) Jenkins. He served his country honorably in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He worked as a truck driver and the VA for 16 years. Jesse loved watching NASCAR, football and the PGA Tour. He enjoyed listening to country...
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Terrie Conroy

February 8, 1963 - January 14, 2022

Terrie Conroy, age 58, Passed away in her home on Thursday, January 13th, 2022. Terrie was born February 8th 1963 to Charles and Eleanor Garfield. She retired from her career as a pipe fitter after 25 years. Terrie was born and raised in Battle Creek, Michigan. She graduated from Lakeview high school class of '81. Terrie loved spending her free time quilting and sewing.She also had a love for...
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Shari K. McAllister

May 27, 1952 - January 14, 2022

Shari K. McAllister, 69, of Battle Creek, died January 14, 2022. Shari was born May 27, 1952 in Battle Creek to Roy and Patricia (Cosgrove) Bond. Shari retired from the State of Michigan, Circuit Court Probation. Shari is survived by her son, Timothy (Barbara) McAllister; her father and step-mother, Roy & Patricia Bond; two sisters, Shawn (Patrick) Williams and Salli (Mike) Smith; a...
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Harry Anthony Longon, Sr.

July 28, 1957 - January 12, 2022

Harry Anthony Longon, Sr., age 64, of Albion, Michigan went home to his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on January 12, 2022. Harry was born in New Iberia, Louisiana on July 28th, 1957, the son of Harry L. and Melba E. (Bourque) Longon. Harry married the "Love of His Life", Kay Joleen Nazworth in Orange, Texas on April 12, 1985; she survives. He is also survived by his children, Lyndsay Kay (Dave...
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Michael Scott Hoenes

March 25, 1958 - January 12, 2022

Michael Scott "Mike" Hoenes, 63, of Battle Creek, Michigan died due to COVID-19 at Bronson Battle Creek on Wednesday, January 12, 2022. Mike was born March 25, 1958 in Marshall, Michigan the son of Robert and Janet (Trine) Hoenes. Mike grew up in Pennfield and was a 1976 graduate of Pennfield High School. He earned an Associate Degree from Kellogg Community College. At the age of eleven,...
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Abbie Leigh Weddington

May 5, 1998 - January 9, 2022

Abbie Leigh Weddington, age 23 of Battle Creek left this earth unexpectedly on January 9, 2022. Abbie passed away peacefully in her sleep. Abbie Leigh was born on May 5th, at 8:06 AM in 1998 to the proud mother, Donna Weddington, proud father, Brad Weddington and proud brother, Chad Stamps. Abbie was born in Battle Creek MI, but grew up in Dowling, MI. She attended St. Joe elementary, loved...
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Harriette Ruth Griffith

April 29, 1928 - January 8, 2022

Harriette Ruth Griffith, age 93, of Hickory Corners, Michigan passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022. She was born to Harry and Ruth (Phelps) Kaier on April 29, 1928 in Detroit, Michigan. Harriette was a caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and friend to many. She graduated with a Home Economics Degree from Michigan State University, where she met the love of her...
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Robert Walter Doral

September 17, 1946 - January 8, 2022

Robert W. Doral, 75 of Richland, MI passed away on Saturday, January 8, 2022. Bob grew up in Rochester, MI and served honorably in the U.S. Navy (Vietnam War veteran). He married his beloved sweetheart Brenda Buban on August 23, 1975 and built a beautiful life for his family working as an automotive engineer. Bob was an avid fisherman, handyman, and cat lover. You could typically find him...
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Sara Lynn Finney-Cummins

May 2, 1967 - January 7, 2022

Sara Lynn Finney-Cummins, 54 of Battle Creek is now free of her pain and suffering, after her courageous four year battle with cancer ended. She moved on to a new life with her Lord, as her loving family said goodbye to her at their home on Friday morning, January 7, 2022. Sara was born May 2, 1967 in Battle Creek the daughter of LaRita Jeannette (Elliott) and Charles Delaine Finney. She...
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Frances Jane (Robinson) Shull Brevitz

May 28, 1928 - January 2, 2022

Frances Jane (Robinson) Shull Brevitz, 93, of Battle Creek died peacefully on Sunday, January 2, 2022. Frances (or Franny as she was affectionately known) was born on May 28, 1928, in Battle Creek to Grover and Mabel (Haight) Robinson. She was one of seven children and was a 1946 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Following high school, Franny continued her education by earning...
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Victoria "Vickie" Cooper

October 30, 1953 - January 2, 2022

Victoria "Vickie" Cooper, 68, of Battle Creek, died January 2, 2022 at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence. Vickie was born October 30, 1953 in Battle Creek to Darwin and Eleanor (Bowers) Cable. Vickie was a big Star Trek fan, and enjoyed watching baseball. She loved interacting with the neighbors at home, and was known for her laugh. If you walked into a room, you could search out Vickie just by...
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Gordon Noel Mitchell

July 30, 1931 - January 1, 2022

Gordon Noel Mitchell, Age 90, of Hickory Corners, Michigan, Passed away Saturday, January 1st, 2022, at Borgess Medical Center. He was born July 30th, 1931, the son of Paul and Maxine Mitchell. He married the love of his life, Barbara Fennell, in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan on February 11th, 1956. He retired 28 years ago from North American Van Lines. He enjoyed spending time with his family. His...
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Patsy "Pat" Wagner

August 14, 1934 - December 31, 2021

Patsy Lucille Wagner of Celina Ohio, died on December 31, 2021 at Otterbein in St. Mary's, Ohio. Prior to August of 2020, Patsy and her husband Elton resided for 20 years in Zephyrhills, Florida. She was born August 14, 1934 in Troy, MO to the late Lloyd and Lucille Simmons. On August 31, 2001 she was married to Elton Wagner who survives. She is survived by her four children: Terri ...
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Patricia Ann Russell

October 8, 1962 - December 30, 2021

Patricia Ann Russell, age 59, of Battle Creek passed away Thursday, December 30, 2021. She was born in Battle Creek on October 8, 1962. Patty graduated from Lakeview High School and furthered her education at Kellogg Community College. She relished in her work as a local pre-school teacher for over 20 years. Patty (aka. Mongie and Grammie by those who loved her most) had a deep affection for...
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Charles Lebron Cook

April 7, 1938 - December 30, 2021

Charles Lebron "Chuck" Cook, 83 of Battle Creek died peacefully at home with his family at his side on Thursday, December 30, 2021. Charles was born April 7, 1938 in Rossville, Georgia to James Claude and Frances Lennie (Gilbert) Cook. He grew up in Chattanooga, Tennessee where he attended school until joining the U. S. Air Force. His 20-year career with the U.S. Air Force, honorably serving...
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Bruce Z. "Mr. Bearcat" Barney

December 6, 1947 - December 30, 2021

Bruce Z. Barney "Mr. Bearcat" Bruce Z. Barney, 74, of Battle Creek passed away on Thursday, December 30th after an eight-year battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born in Battle Creek on December 6, 1947 to Robert and Olive (Zaback) Barney. Bruce attended Urbandale Elementary, Northwestern Jr. High, and graduated with the Class of 1966 from Battle Creek Central High School. He earned his...
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Kasondra Kae "Konnie" (Hall) Clingan

July 21, 1961 - December 28, 2021

Kasondra Kae (Hall) Clingan, 60, of Battle Creek, Michigan earned her wings at Bronson Battle Creek hospital on December 28, 2021 with loved ones beside her. Kasondra was born July 21, 1961 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Bud and Judith Lynn (Havens) Hall. She grew up in Battle Creek the majority of the time and a short period in Marshall and was a 1979 graduate of Holt High School. Kasondra ...
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David L. Hallaxs, Sr.

August 25, 1937 - December 28, 2021

David L. Hallaxs Sr (Bud), 84 of Battle Creek, MI, went home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, 28 December 2021. He was born in Battle Creek, MI, joined the Navy to see the world. During his time in the service, he married the love of his life and sweet heart Susan Marie (Thurston), wife of 63 years. His adventures in the Navy included the Cuban Missile Crisis, and 6 tours in Viet...
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Kristina Marie "Krissy" Bouffard

February 7, 1982 - December 28, 2021

Kristina "Krissy" Marie Bouffard, age 39, of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday morning, December 28th at Bronson Battle Creek. She was born in Lansing, Michigan on February 7, 1982, and was the loving daughter of Scott Harvey and Rita (Moreno) Ray. Krissy worked at Target for several years and for the past 5 years has served as a Medical Assistant at Bronson Battle Creek. ...
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Lorin Clark Oversmith

October 14, 1939 - December 27, 2021

Lorin Clark Oversmith, 82, of Battle Creek, Michigan died at home, comforted by his family at his side. Lorin was born October 14, 1939 in Battle Creek to Lorin Austin and Emma Florence (Fruin) Oversmith. He was a 1958 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. Lorin proudly served his country in the Air National Guard from 1957 to 1963. He retired from the Kellogg Company in 1994 after...
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Silvija Avis

March 10, 1938 - December 27, 2021

Silvija Avis (nee Zirnitis), March 10, 1938 – December 27, 2021 Silvija Avis' love of America started with an American soldier on a hillside giving her and her friends chocolate from his rations in a displaced persons camp in Germany after World War II. Avis, who died of natural causes at home on December 27, 2021, was deeply moved by the soldier's actions. She and her parents Emils and...
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Marilyn G. Rutherford

May 24, 1939 - December 26, 2021

Marilyn G. Rutherford, 82, of Galesburg, died peacefully Sunday, December 26, 2021 in her home. Marilyn was born May 24, 1939 in Boon, MI to Howard and Louise (Ostrander) Batt where she was the youngest of 9 siblings. Marilyn came to the Galesburg-Augusta area with her family in her senior year of high school where she met the love of her life, Marion Rutherford. They were united in marriage...
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Terry Lee "Yogi" Youmans, Sr.

August 7, 1950 - December 26, 2021

Terry Lee "Yogi" Youmans, Sr., age 71, of Battle Creek passed away Sunday morning, December 26, 2021. He was born in Sparta, Wisconsin on August 7, 1950, the son of Arthur J. and Betty L. (Patterson) Youmans. Terry faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Navy and then the Air National Guard. He retired as a diesel mechanic with Star Trucking in 2012, and had previously...
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Derek John Nelson

September 15, 1981 - December 25, 2021

Derek John Nelson, 40 of Battle Creek, Michigan died at home unexpectedly on Christmas Day, 2021. Derek was born September 15, 1981 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Richard Martin and Jeannie Nelson. He grew up in Battle Creek. Derek was currently employed as a floor supervisor at Advantage Sintered Metals, Inc. in Fort Custer Industrial Park. Surviving are a his children,...
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Rex Gordon McDonald

September 25, 1934 - December 24, 2021

Rex Gordon McDonald, age 87, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2021. Rex was born on September 25, 1934 in Battle Creek to Robert Henry McDonald and Prudence Tucker. He grew up in the Battle Creek area and briefly attended Olivet College. Rex served his country honorably in the Navy from 1952 to 1956 and in the Naval Reserve until 1960. He retired as a machinist from Elixir Aluminum in...
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Naomi Jean Mosier

February 20, 1947 - December 23, 2021

Naomi Jean Mosier, 74, of Nashville, Michigan died at Spectrum Health Pennock in Hastings, Michigan on Thursday, December 23, 2021. Naomi was born February 20, 1947 in Charlotte, Michigan to Aldo and Lawave Grace (Dodge) Rugg. She grew up in Delton and attended Delton-Kellogg High School. Naomi was a homemaker, always willing to put other's needs in front of her own and always caring for...
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Jonathan M. Galbreath

November 15, 1977 - December 23, 2021

Jonathan M. Galbreath, 44, of Battle Creek, MI, passed away December 23, 2021, after a valiant fight against bladder cancer, surrounded by his family at home. Jon was born November 15, 1977, to Kenneth Galbreath and Betty "Renee" Rodal. Jon graduated from Sheridan Vocational Technical Center High School in 1996 with a certificate in Mechanical Drafting. He was employed by Medtronic, Inc., in...
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Julie Christine Strieff-Hancock

August 20, 1947 - December 23, 2021

Julie Christine Strieff-Hancock, 74, of Battle Creek died at home after a six year battle with Multiple Myeloma. Julie was born August 20, 1947 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Henry Andrew and Florence Louise (Brockway) Strieff. She was a 1965 graduate of Harper Creek High School and Homecoming Queen. Julie earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Central Michigan University. ...
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Joyce L. Stacey

February 15, 1938 - December 22, 2021

Joyce Lee Stacey, age 83, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2021 with her family by her side after a short battle with cancer. Joyce was born February 15, 1938 at Bronson Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the daughter of Meredith W. and Freda W. (Yonker) Vind. During her high school years, she was a camp counselor at the YWCA and worked at Woolworth's during the holiday season. She was a 1956...
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Nathan J. Swift

December 30, 1981 - December 22, 2021

Nathan Swift, age 39 of Battle Creek went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Battle Creek Hospital. Nathan was born in Lancaster Pennsylvania, to his parents Kalen and Sheryl (Sherman) Swift. He was raised in Lancaster until summer of 1989, when the family moved back to Nashville. Nathan graduated from Maple Valley High School in 2000. He then continued after his daughter...
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Dolores J. "Dody" Wensauer

June 23, 1936 - December 21, 2021

Dolores J. "Dody" "Mamoo" Wensauer, age 85, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully at her home on Tuesday morning, December 21, 2021. She was born in Battle Creek on June 23, 1936, the daughter of Donald and Lolita (Platz) Hart and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. After graduating from High School, Dody worked for the Kellogg Co. from 1955 to 1965, before leaving the workforce...
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Marsha Jean (Strole) Sawyer

September 1, 1950 - December 20, 2021

Marsha Jean (Strole) Sawyer, age 71, of Battle Creek, found her way home on Monday, December 20, 2021. Marsha was born on September 1, 1950 in Bellevue to Oliver and Virginia Strole. She married DeWayne J. Sawyer on July 31, 1971 in Battle Creek. He preceded her in death on October 3, 2002. She previously worked at Systex and Campbell's Soup. Marsha was a one of a kind person and loved...
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Betty J. Kelly

January 4, 1928 - December 20, 2021

Betty J. Kelly, age 93, joined the love of her life in Heaven on December 20, 2021. Betty met her love in Gobles, MI, was married, and began life together in Niles. She devoted herself to her family, raising three daughters to emulate her in faith, courage, independence and kindness. She was generous and selfless, always putting others first, exemplifying humility. Betty became a...
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Ronald Lee Skidmore

November 25, 1934 - December 18, 2021

Ronald Lee Skidmore, 87, of Battle Creek, Michigan died peacefully with his family at his side on Saturday, December 18, 2021, at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. Ron was born November 25, 1934 in Scotts, Michigan to Lucius B. and Marion (Robinson) Skidmore. He was a 1952 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School. He earned his Bachelor's Degree and a Master's Degree from Western Michigan...
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Jack Elmer Kershner

January 7, 1951 - December 16, 2021

Jack Elmer Kershner, Jr., 70, of Battle Creek, Michigan died at Bronson Battle Creek and went to be with the Lord. Jack was born January 7, 1951 in Battle Creek, Michigan the son of Jack Elmer and Betty (Faulkerson) Kershner. He grew up in Battle Creek and attended Lakeview High School. Jack joined the U.S. Army at age 18 and went to Basic Training at Fort Knox, KY. Six months later...
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Helen A. Gault

February 12, 1926 - December 16, 2021

Helen A. Gault, age 95, of Kalamazoo and formerly of Richland passed away Thursday, December 16, 2021. She was born in New York City, New York on February 12, 1926, the daughter of Nathan and Sarah (Newburg) Perelstein. Helen graduated from Walton High School and attended the Drake Business School. She met her future husband, Robert "Bob" Gault on a beach in Miami, Florida and they were...
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LuElla Jean Traut

September 30, 1930 - December 16, 2021

On Thursday, December 16, 2021, LuElla Jean Traut, passed away at the age of 91. LuElla is predeceased by her husband, Robert and her son-in-law Mark Swanson. She is survived by her three children, LuAnn (David Warren), Michael, and Karen (Swanson), two grandchildren Emily (Hunter Avis) and Samuel (Whitney), two great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. LuElla was born in...
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Joan A. (Comadoll) Hall

November 18, 1952 - December 15, 2021

Joan A. (Comadoll) Hall, age 69, of Battle Creek passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday evening, December 15, 2021. She was born in Battle Creek on November 18, 1952, the daughter of Roger and Marion (Bradley) Rathbun and graduated from Harper Creek High School. Joan was a true animal lover and also loved watching NASCAR, cooking and spending time with her family. In her younger years, she...
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Paul W. Yunker, Sr.

July 4, 1939 - December 14, 2021

Paul W. Yunker, Sr. age 82, of Richland and formerly of Battle Creek passed away peacefully at his home on Tuesday afternoon, December 14, 2021. He was born in Evansville, Indiana, the son of Philip E. and Mary E. (Matthews) Yunker, MD. Paul graduated from Lima High School in 1957 and furthered his education at Michigan State University, receiving BS degrees in Law Enforcement and Medical...
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John Neil Sherban

February 3, 1937 - December 14, 2021

John 'Neil' Sherban, age 84, of Battle Creek, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, December 14th, 2021. Neil was born in Detroit, Michigan on February 3rd, 1937, the son of George and Anna Sherban. He married his beloved wife, Jennifer (Beauvais) Sherban in 1989. Neil was proud of his time in the United States Air Force where he served as a firefighter. After his time in the...
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Brian Nicholas "Brownie" Brown

April 12, 1970 - December 14, 2021

Brian Nicholas Brown "Brownie" (51) passed away peacefully at Bronson Hospital in Battle Creek, MI on December 14, 2021. Brian was born April 12th, 1970 at Oceanside Camp Pendleton, California to Gary Brown and Linda Marlow. He was a 1988 graduate of Harper Creek High School, where he played football and attempted to wrestle (his words not mine). You may have known Brian from working at...
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Allan Edwin Lee

May 15, 1953 - December 13, 2021

Allan Edwin Lee, 68, a lifelong Battle Creek resident died peacefully at Bronson Battle Creek on Monday, December 13, 2021. Allan was born May 15, 1953 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Harold Earl and Audrey June (Maurer) Lee. He was a 1971 graduate of Harper Creek High School. Allan was employed by Mayflower Van Lines for 20 years. He then owned and operated his own moving business until...
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Thomas Mackie

July 14, 1928 - December 12, 2021

Thomas J. Mackie, age 93, of Battle Creek, Michigan passed away on December 12, 2021. Tom was born on July 14th, 1928 in Ashland, Wisconsin, the son of Thomas and Mary Mackie. On October 17, 1953, he married Beverly Zar in Ashland, Wisconsin. The couple moved to Battle Creek in 1963. Tom taught psychology at Kellogg Community College for thirty years and previously taught high school in San...
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Ruby Lee McCray

April 11, 1937 - December 12, 2021

Ruby Lee McCray, age 84, of Battle Creek passed away Sunday morning, December 12, 2021 at Bronson Hospital, Kalamazoo. She was born in Sunflower, Mississippi on April 11, 1937, to the union of Wilson and Flora Ware. Ruby was a very caring woman who would open her arms to anyone and make them part of her family. She loved to cook and make sure everything was clean. She was also a very...
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Jeanne (Buck) Winer

March 14, 1927 - December 12, 2021

Alice "Jeanne" (Buck) Winer, 94, a lifelong resident of Battle Creek passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday evening, December 12, 2021. Jeanne was born in Battle Creek on March 14, 1927 to Eugene and Christine (DeVries) Methot. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School in 1944. During high school, she worked as a secretary at Joseph C. Grant Store. After graduation...
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Silvia Trevino

July 22, 1978 - December 11, 2021

On Saturday, December 11, 2021, Silvia Trevino, age 43, gained her wings. She was a daughter, sister, friend, cousin, and aunt. She proudly held the title of TT Silvia to a host of nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Silvia was born in Battle Creek, MI on July 22, 1978 to Maria Elena Trevino and Leopoldo Trevino Sr. Silvia was a 1996 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School....
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Peggy Sue (Cope) Reed

November 11, 1932 - December 11, 2021

Peggy Sue (Cope) Reed, 89 of Battle Creek died peacefully at Lakeview Assisted Living on Saturday, December 11, 2021, with her family at her side. Peggy was born November 11, 1932 in McMinnville, Tennessee to Venus Edward and Annie Mary (Womack) Cope. She was last employed as a real estate broker for The Real Estate Company. Peggy was previously employed for Post Cereals and Michigan...
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Dennis Elwin Badger

March 15, 1950 - December 10, 2021

Dennis Elwin Badger, age 71, of Battle Creek, Michigan went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday, December 10. He was surrounded by his family. His greatest legacy was bringing Jesus Christ to his family. Surviving him is his wife of 52 years, Pam; his mother-in-law, Robbie (Granny) Tackett; his daughter, Abby (Chris Davis); and his four sons, Aaron (Becky), Nathaniel (Nicole), Matthew ...
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Donald W. Herdman

March 1, 1937 - December 9, 2021

Rev. Donald Herdman has been called Home. Born to Amelia Biel Herdman and Eugene N. Herdman, in Freeport, Illinois, he played high school sports with the Freeport Pretzels. Don and Vivian Herdman were married for 54 years until her death last year. They had one son, David Herdman, now of Olympia, Washington. Pastor Herdman is also survived by a sister, Mary Lou St. Claire of Sun City, Arizona. ...
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Robert Edmund "Bob" Sumney

January 19, 1944 - December 9, 2021

Robert Edmund Sumney, 77, of Kalamazoo died peacefully on December 9, 2021 at Vibrant Life Senior Living. Bob was born January 19, 1944 in San Diego, California to Robert Edmund Bishop and Charlotte Katherine (Cook Bishop) Sumney. After Bob's father passed in WWII, his mother, Charlotte married the father he always knew, Maurice Dale "Suds" Sumney. Bob grew up in Kalamazoo and was a graduate...
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Jack M. Gothard

April 4, 1941 - December 8, 2021

Jack M. Gothard, age 80, sadly passed away Wednesday, December 8, 2021 at Bronson Battle Creek. He was born in Dayton, Tennessee on April 4, 1941, the son of Earl and Lucille (Poole) Gothard. Jack graduated from Pennfield High School with the Class of 1960 and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he went to work at...
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Ernestine Kay Asher

December 20, 1956 - December 8, 2021

Ernestine Kay Asher, 64, of Battle Creek went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Kay was born on December 20, 1956 in Battle Creek to Ardill and Gladys (Howard) Asher. She was married to David Sims, the father of her children, from 1972 to 1981 and was formerly married to Sheldon Wenzel from 1991 to 1999. On June 8, 2002, Kay was united in marriage to Ron Davis. She worked as...
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Pamela Theresa Rondeau

October 16, 1956 - December 8, 2021

Pamela Theresa Rondeau, 65, of Mt. Pleasant, formerly Battle Creek passed away peacefully Wednesday morning, December 8, 2021, at Prestige Centre Assisted Living & Memory Care in Mt. Pleasant. She was born October 16, 1956, in Battle Creek to George and Lorraine (Markowski) Rondeau and was the youngest of six beautiful sisters. Pam's caring spirit and generous heart could be felt by...
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Bobby Joe Welcher

July 27, 1965 - December 7, 2021

Bobby Joe Welcher, age 56, of Battle Creek passed away Tuesday evening, December 7, 2021. He was born in Battle Creek on July 27, 1965, the son of Harold and Shirley (Case) Welcher. Bobby worked at Robert's Packaging and the Battle Creek Enquirer News. He also enjoyed doing side jobs like siding and roofing before he became disabled. Bobby also enjoyed playing pool, playing cards, fishing and...
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Gerald "Jerry" Embury

June 3, 1930 - December 7, 2021

Gerald "Jerry" Embury, age 91, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Tuesday morning, December 7, 2021. Jerry was born June 3, 1930 in Port Huron, Michigan, the loving son of George and Edith Helen (McTaggart) Embury. He faithfully served his country as member of the United States Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and was honorably discharged with the rank of Staff Sergeant. Jerry...
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Loyal D. Wood

December 8, 1940 - December 6, 2021

Loyal D. Wood, 80, of Battle Creek, died December 6, 2021. Loyal was born December 8, 1940 in Battle Creek to Leslie and Minnie (Cross) Wood. Loyal served honorably in the U.S. Army and worked many years as a custodian at Lakeview Public Schools. Loyal loved bowling, baseball, Nascar and wrestling. He also enjoyed coaching sports. Loyal was a proud member of the Eagles Lodge, PNA Lodge...
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Scott Andrew Caswell

November 20, 1963 - December 6, 2021

Scott Andrew Caswell, 58, a lifelong Battle Creek resident, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 6, 2021. Scott was born November 20, 1963 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Jerry James and Diana Ruth (Avramoff) Caswell. Scott was a 1981 graduate of Harper Creek High School and attended some college at Kellogg Community College. Surviving are his...
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Margaret A. (Doran) "Peggy" Crane

June 27, 1938 - December 6, 2021

Margaret Ann Crane "Peggy" age 83 of Battle Creek, was reunited with God and her best friend and husband, Bob on December 6th, 2021. Peggy was born in the Bronx New York, on June 27th, 1938 to Maurice and Mary (O'Connell) Doran. Peggy married the love of her life, Bob on May 15th, 1965 in Holy Cross Catholic Church. Even with his passing she lived and loved every day waiting to see him again....
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Kelsey Anne Torres

July 7, 1995 - December 3, 2021

Kelsey Anne "Bubbles" Torres, age 26, sadly lost her battle with Covid-19 on Friday morning, December 3, 2021 at Bronson Battle Creek. Just as the same as in her life, her mother was by her side. She was born in Marshall, Michigan on July 7, 1995, the loving daughter of Randy and Courtney (Casarez) Torres. Kelsey has worked the past several years at Little Caesars Pizza. Kelsey is survived...
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Kathleen "Kathy" Baldwin

November 2, 1940 - December 2, 2021

Kathleen Baldwin, age 81, went to be with her Lord on December 2nd, 2021, in Battle Creek, Michigan. Kathy was born on November 2nd, 1940, in Battle Creek, Michigan, to Vernon and Elizabeth Allmendinger. She was a member of the First Congregational Church for many years and was involved in the PTA in the Battle Creek School District. She spent 28 years working as the secretary at Battle...
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Mary Jean Neitzel

March 15, 1930 - December 2, 2021

Mary Jean Neitzel age 91, of Battle Creek passed away Thursday evening, December 2, 2021 at Bronson Battle Creek Hospital. She was born in Bremen, Indiana on March 15, 1930. Mary married Rolf K Neitzel in South Bend, Indiana on April 17, 1970. Mary and her husband Rolf owned and operated the "Olde Bakeri Haus" in Battle Creek for twenty years. Mary loved people. She was interested in everyone and...
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Rosalie Jean (Penny) Phillips

March 15, 1939 - November 30, 2021

Rosalie Jean [Penny] Phillips of Richland, MI Rosalie, age 82, died Tuesday morning, November 30, 2021 at her residence with her loving children at her side. Rosalie, the daughter of Edgar R. and Virginia M. [Myers] Penny, Sr., was born in Kalamazoo, MI on March 15, 1939; was lifetime resident and a 1957 graduate of Richland Agricultural High School. She and her husband, Skip, owned...
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Anna Mae (Kraus) Wunderly

October 25, 1933 - November 30, 2021

Anna Mae [Kraus] Wunderly of Kalamazoo, MI Anna, age 88, died Tuesday morning, November 30, 2021 at Beacon Pointe Assisted Living, Richland, MI with her loving family at her side. Anna, the daughter of George and Olga (Bartch) Kraus, was born in Pittsburgh, PA on October 25, 1933; was a 1951 graduate of Shaler High School, Pittsburgh and moved to Kalamazoo in 1967. She was employed...
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Jean Ann Rice

March 11, 1956 - November 30, 2021

Jean Ann Rice, age 65 of Bellevue, Michigan died peacefully on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Jean bravely battled cancer for many years and was able to enjoy an additional 15 years. Jean was born March 11, 1956 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Albert Rolland and Victoria Louise (Berry) Colvin. She was a 1974 graduate of Lakeview High School,...
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Bi Zet (Vavaltea)

August 11, 1987 - November 29, 2021

Bi Zet (Vavaltea), age 34 of Springfield, Michigan died on Monday, November 29, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Vavaltea was formerly employed as a Team Leader at II Stanley Company. Family and friends will be received 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Saturday, December 4, 2021 at Michigan MIZO Christian Church, 3003 Gethings Road, Battle Creek, MI 49015. A service...
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Donald J. Ossege

February 24, 1935 - November 28, 2021

Donald Joseph Ossege, 86, of Battle Creek, Michigan passed away peacefully at home November 28th, 2021. Don was born February 24, 1935 in Dayton OH, the son of Waldo and Marie (Reigelsperger) Ossege. Surviving Don is Sandra (Allen), his wife of 58+ years, whom he married on May 28th 1963 in Dayton; two sons Todd (Barbara) of Apalachin, NY, and Matt (Marita) of Oxford, MI; and four...
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Judith Ann "Judy" Palmer

April 4, 1964 - November 28, 2021

Judith Ann (Colwell) Palmer passed away peacefully at Glenn Arbor Hospice Residence Sunday evening November 28, 2021. Judi was born the youngest of three children to William and Danine (Francisco) Colwell on April 4, 1964. Judi had many lifelong neighborhood friends as a child, one in particular, she found a new connection with as an adult. Judi married the love of her life Jeffrey J....
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Sharon Kay Gripe

December 6, 1943 - November 27, 2021

Sharon K. Gripe, age 77, a lifelong Battle Creek resident, went to be with her Lord and Savior on November 27, 2021. Sharon was born on December 6, 1943, in Battle Creek, Michigan, the daughter of Charles Edward and Alma Lucille (Snow) Gripe. Sharon grew up in Battle Creek and was a 1962 graduate of Battle Creek Central High School, earned an Associate Degree in Education from Kellogg...
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Shirley A. Danin

April 8, 1928 - November 26, 2021

Ms. Shirley Star Danin, 93, of Harbor Springs, MI died Friday, November 26, 2021. Born in Battle Creek to Morris and Celia Star, she moved to Saginaw, MI where she was a longtime resident and spent the past 20 years in Harbor Springs, MI. She was a member of Temple B'nai Israel in Saginaw, a member of the Temple Sisterhood, a clarinetist from Interlochen Center for the Arts, a gourmet cook, a...
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Cynthia K. "Cindy" "Kay" Laxton

January 26, 1979 - November 25, 2021

Cynthia K. Laxton, age 42, of Battle Creek, Michigan went to be with the Lord on Thursday, November 25, 2021. She was born to Becky (Taylor) Britten and David W. Laxton on January 26, 1979. Cynthia is survived by her parents, Becky L. Taylor (Britten) and David W. Laxton; her children, Thairras Laxton and Tonia Patterson; brother, David L. Laxton; and sisters, Carolyn R. Laxton and Leslie A....
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Teddy Roy Holcombe

August 5, 1933 - November 25, 2021

Teddy R Holcombe, 88, of Battle Creek, went home to the Lord on November 25, 2021. Teddy was born August 5, 1933 in Sulphur Rock, Arkansas to Roe and Gertie (Weaver) Holcombe. He served honorably in the U.S. Army and worked his entire career at Clark Equipment, as a machinist and later an expeditor. Teddy was a long-time member of the 20th Street Church of Christ. He enjoyed gardening...
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Michael Wayne Heshelman

January 19, 1949 - November 24, 2021

Michael Wayne Heshelman, age 72, of Battle Creek went to be with his Lord on Wednesday evening, November 24, 2021 in the Cardiac Unit at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo. Michael was born in Battle Creek on January 19, 1949, the son of Robert and Eva (Wilkey) Heshelman. Michael graduated from Gull Lake High School as Senior Class President, the Class of 1967, a member of the National...
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Mary Norris Koerner

February 16, 1924 - November 23, 2021

Mary Norris Koerner, age 97, of Battle Creek died Tuesday, November 23, 2021 at Pineview Assisted Living. She was born in Battle Creek on February 16, 1924, the daughter of John and Agnes (Scott) Dale and graduated from Battle Creek Central High School. Mary worked at the Clark Equipment Company as a secretary in Purchasing, her first real job, and retired from the administrative offices of the...
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Chrystal Marie Shoemaker

March 3, 1986 - November 22, 2021

Chrystal Marie Shoemaker, age 35 of Richland, MI passed away November 22, 2021 due to complications from COVID-19. Chrystal, the daughter of Chris & Cathy Shoemaker was born March 3, 1986 in Marshall, Michigan. Chrystal had a foundation of faith and accepted Jesus Christ as her savior at a young age. She loved sitting by the campfire at night, camping and hiking, something she grew to love...
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Earl Ford Snorton

September 22, 1940 - November 21, 2021

Earl Ford Snorton, 81, of Battle Creek, went to be with his Lord on November 21, 2021. He was born on September 22, 1940 to Solomon Snorton and Thelma L. Armstrong in Crofton, KY. After high school, Earl joined the US Army as a Motor Transportation Operator. He served his country in Europe and received an Honorable Discharge. Earl was employed by Clark Equipment Company and the City of...
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John Edward Bradley

June 15, 1941 - November 21, 2021

John Edward Bradley, 80 of Battle Creek died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, November 21, 2021. John was born June 15, 1941 in Jackson, Michigan the son of Edward Bernard and Gladys May (Garlick) Bradley. He grew up in Jackson, Michigan and was a 1959 graduate of St. John Catholic High School. John honorably served his country in the U.S. Army in Germany, during the time the Berlin Wall was...
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Dawn M. Clinton

April 28, 1971 - November 19, 2021

Dawn Marie Clinton, age 50 Dawn Clinton passed away November 19, 2021 at her home in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan. Dawn was born April 28, 1971, the youngest child of Richard and Ruth Clinton. She graduated from Gull Lake High School in 1989 then attended Western Michigan University to study Secondary Education, graduating with a Bachelor's degree in 1995. She taught in the English...
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Ronald L. Hattis

July 22, 1942 - November 16, 2021

Ronald Leo Hattis, 79, of Athens, MI died at home on November 16th, 2021. Ron was born in Vicksburg, Michigan on July 22, 1942, the son of Stanley and Helena (Shlagor) Hattis. He was a 1960 graduate of Vicksburg High School and honorably served as a flight engineer in the U.S. Navy from 1960-1964. He graduated from San Jose State with a degree in Criminal Justice in 1970. Ron joined the...
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Jan M. Farley

April 10, 1942 - November 16, 2021

It is with great sadness that we have the share the passing of our beloved mother and wife, Jan Marie Farley, age 79. She died peacefully and went in to the Lord's arms on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. Jan was born April 10, 1942 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Margaret and Benjamin Hoshal. Jan attended and graduated from Lakeview High School and worked several different jobs, the most recent...
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Sherman Wendell Petersen

November 7, 1927 - November 16, 2021

Sherman Wendell Petersen, 94, of Richland, Michigan and formerly of Battle Creek, Michigan died on Tuesday, November 16, 2021, at Freedom Village in Holland, Michigan. Sherman was born November 7, 1927, in Wakonda, South Dakota to Morten and Mae (Richner) Petersen. He grew up on a farm in Irene, South Dakota, and graduated from Irene/Wakonda High School. During WWII, Sherman honorably...
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Jane E. Campbell

April 12, 1927 - November 15, 2021

Jane E. Campbell, 94, of Battle Creek, died November 15, 2021. Jane was born April 12, 1927 in Doreno, MO to Jesse and Esther (Green) Baker. She was a stenographer before working in physical therapy and retired from teaching at Battle Creek and Springfield Schools. Jane married Richard Campbell on August 24, 1947, who survives. She is also survived by her two daughters, Paula (Jim,...
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Michael William "Mike" Kuhn, Sr.

January 13, 1955 - November 14, 2021

Michael William Kuhn, Sr., 66 of Augusta, died at Bronson Methodist Hospital on Sunday, November 14, 2021, after a three-week battle with COVID 19. Mike was born January 13, 1955 in South Haven, Michigan to Arthur Dean and Dorothy E. (Janosky) Kuhn. As a sixth grader he moved with his family to Galesburg, Michigan, where he was a 1973 graduate of Galesburg-Augusta High School. In 1982, Mike...
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Marquieta D. Lubitz

September 27, 1937 - November 13, 2021

Marquieta D. Lubitz, 84, of Kalamazoo, went to be with her Lord on November 13, 2021. She was born on September 27, 1937 to Owen and Elda (Pemble) McFarlane and graduated from LaSalle High School in St. Ignace, Michigan. She is survived by her children, Cynthia (Robert) Stringer, William (Michele) Lubitz, Charles Lubitz, and Matthew Lubitz (Deanna Hupe) her grandchildren, Michael Hughes,...
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Pietro "Pete" Joseph Mezza

May 2, 1928 - November 13, 2021

Pietro "Pete" Joseph Mezza passed peacefully on November 13, 2021 at 93 years young. He was affectionally known as Superman to his family and close friends. Pete was born May 2, 1928 in New Castle, PA, to Americo and Maria (Bartolino) Mezza. He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Giovanni "John" Mezza, Vincenzo "Jimmy" Mezza, Angeline "Angie" (Butch) Martin, and Benito "Benny"...
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William Ora "Bill" Keifer, Jr.

July 8, 1938 - November 12, 2021

William Ora Keifer, Jr., 83 of Battle Creek, Michigan died Friday, November 12, 2021 at Bronson Battle Creek. Bill was born July 8, 1938 in Nappanee, Indiana to William Ora and Dorothy (Holderman) Keifer. He grew up in Nappanee and was a 1957 graduate of Nappanee High School. He honorably served his country in the U.S. Navy. He was a man of all trades and could fix anything. Most of his...
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Joyce M. McGlocklin

June 5, 1929 - November 11, 2021

Joyce Marie McGlocklin, 92, of Battle Creek, went to be with her Lord on November 11, 2021. She was born on June 5, 1929 to Lula and Vernon Manning. She graduated from Battle Creek Central High School, class of 1948. Joyce married Willard (Bill) McGlocklin on January 14, 1950. She loved her family. She is survived by her daughters, Rev. Jane Ellen (Chuck) Johnson, Elizabeth (Thomas) Dix...
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Larry L. Marble

March 11, 1946 - November 11, 2021

Larry L. Marble, age 75, of Battle Creek passed away Thursday morning, November 11, 2021 at Borgess Hospital in Kalamazoo. He was born in Battle Creek on March 11, 1946. Larry graduated from Lakeview High School where he was a member of the Swim & Basketball teams, and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army. Larry retired from Ralston Foods in 2006 after more than...
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John Richard "Jack" Titus, P.E.

February 18, 1935 - November 8, 2021

John R. "Jack" Titus, P.E., 86, of Richland, Michigan died peacefully on Monday, November 8, 2021, at the Laurels of Galesburg. Jack was born February 18, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois to Leo and Agnes H. (Neustifer) Titus. As a child, he moved to Decatur, Michigan, where he was a 1953 graduate of Decatur High School. He received his Mechanical Engineering Degree from Western Michigan...
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Marvin Richard Munn

October 14, 1962 - November 8, 2021

Marvin R. Munn, 59, of Battle Creek, passed away November 8, 2021 at Ascension Borgess Hospital. Marvin was born October 14, 1962 in Lakeview, MI to Phillip and Veronica (Johnson) Munn. He received his Associate's Degree from Kellogg Community College and worked as a Facilities Maintenance Technician for CLM Midwest. Marvin married the former Kathleen Clark, who survives. Marvin is also...
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Joyce Annese (Copeland) Shaffer

July 7, 1941 - November 7, 2021

Joyce Annese (Copeland) Shaffer, age 80, of Battle Creek, MI died peacefully Sunday morning, November 7, 2021 at The Legacy at The Oaks at NorthPointe Woods following a lengthy battle with dementia. Joyce, the daughter of James R. and I. Verdon (Stout) Copeland, was born on July 7, 1941 in Livingston, Tennessee. Her family later moved to Calhoun County, MI. Joyce was a 1959 graduate of Battle...
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Carlene Diane Myers

December 14, 1947 - November 7, 2021

Carlene Diane Myers, age 73 of Battle Creek died peacefully on Sunday evening, November 7, 2021. She was born in Battle Creek on December 14, 1947, the daughter of Bernard and Amy June (Hammond) Church. Carlene graduated from Lakeview High School with the Class of 1966 and received a Bachelor's Degree from Western Michigan University. She retired from Kellogg Community College on June 30, 2010...
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Dorothy Marie (Cook) Frey

March 26, 1931 - November 6, 2021

Dorothy Marie (Cook) Frey, 90, a resident of Lombard, Illinois and a former resident of Battle Creek passed away on November 6 under the care of hospice at her assisted living facility. She had been in the care of hospice for 8 weeks. Dorothy was born on March 26, 1931 in Lake Odessa to Grover and Reva (Watkins) Cook. She graduated from Lakewood High School in 1949. Dorothy graduated from...
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Marion Louise (Standley) Nash

September 23, 1933 - November 4, 2021

Marion Louise (Standley) Nash, 88, of Battle Creek, Michigan died Thursday, November 4, 2021, at Bronson Battle Creek. Marion was born September 23, 1933 in Battle Creek, Michigan the daughter of Vern and Margaret (Reniger) Standley. She attended a one-room schoolhouse and Battle Creek Central High School. Marion was employed as a waitress at the former Grant's Department Store in the...
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Gerald "Gerry" Evenson

August 14, 1945 - November 2, 2021

Gerald "Gerry" N. Evenson, 76, of Richland, died November 2, 2021. Gerry was born August 14, 1945 in Sac City, Iowa to Edward and Katherine (McMullen) Evenson. Gerry worked as a safety project manager at Pfizer for many years. He is survived by his wife, Mary and his son, Jeff Evenson. Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements by the Farley...
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Brenda E. Erway

September 24, 1941 - November 2, 2021

Brenda Elaine Erway (80) of Battle Creek passed on November 2, 2021. Brenda was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was born on September 24, 1941 in Marshall, Michigan to Walter and Maxine Venn. Brenda graduated high school in Marshall and attended Western Michigan University. She met her husband Roger while at university. They married in 1963. In addition to being a wise and...
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Harold K. Cosgrove

August 28, 1932 - October 31, 2021

Harold K. Cosgrove, 89, of Battle Creek, Michigan died peacefully at Bronson Battle Creek on Sunday, October 31, 2021. Harold was born August 28, 1932 in South Haven, Michigan the son of Floyd and Lillian Thursa (Marr) Cosgrove. As a child, he moved to Battle Creek with his family from Allegan. Harold attended Southeastern Junior High and then during his senior year was drafted into the U...
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