Our Obituaries

Betty Zane Powers

December 5, 1925 - May 25, 2017

Betty Zane Powers, age 91 of Union City went to be with the Lord on Thursday, May 25, 2017 surrounded by her family. She was born December 5, 1925 in Erie, Pennsylvania the daughter of Herbert and Cara (Loop) Hoag. She was preceded in death by her husband John Powers in 1997 and daughterBetty Zane in 1988.Betty is survived by her sons, James, Daniel (Darlene), Paul, John (Amy), David (Trina); 17...
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Wendell Gene Knapp

August 22, 1932 - February 27, 2017

Wendell Gene Knapp, 84, of Coldwater, MI passed away Monday, February 27, 2017 at the Community Health Center of Branch County.Wendell was born August 22, 1932 in Branch County to Arlie's and Hazel Knapp. He graduated from Coldwater High School in 1951. He joined the Navy and served on the USS English. He worked for the Coldwater Board of Public Utilities and Wickes Lumber. He loved spending...
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Darlene Kaye Creason

October 14, 1950 - February 24, 2017

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Phoebe Marie Lewis

August 17, 1940 - February 19, 2017

Pheobe Marie Lewis age 76 of Coldwater, passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at her home under the loving care of her family, hospice and caregivers Ruby and John. She was born August 17, 1940 in Coldwater the daughter of Wesley and May (Flemming) Dolittle and they precede her in death. She married George Robert Lewis on August 23, 1958 and he preceded her in death in 2002. In addition, Pheobe...
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Dorothy Helen Newman

September 26, 1930 - February 9, 2017

Dorothy Helen Newman age 86 of Coldwater passed away Thursday, February 9, 2017 at Laurels of Coldwater under the loving care of her family. She was born September 26, 1930 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Richard and Nora Foster. She is preceded in death by her parents, three husbands: Donald Johnson, Jack Newman, William Lease and son-in-law, Kenneth Humphrey.Dorothy leaves to cherish her memory...
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Arlen Leroy Glispy

June 9, 1936 - January 21, 2017

Arlen L. Glispy, Sr. passed away on January 21, 2017 at his home in Ohatchee, Alabama. Arlen was born June 9, 1936 in Battle Creek, Michigan to Helen Robinson and Glen L. Glispy. He was a graduate of Battle Creek Central High School and participated in both Acapella and Men's Barber Shop Quartets. He moved his family to Coldwater in 1972 to become employed by the Regional Center from which he...
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Connie Frances Wolfinger

November 15, 1960 - January 8, 2017

Connie Frances Wolfinger, age 56 of Coldwater passed away Sunday, January 8, 2017 at her home with her family by her side. She was born November 15, 1960 to Donald and Evelyn (Wing) Copas in Coldwater, Michigan. In 1980 she married Leon Patrick Wolfinger, Sr. and he survives.Connie loved to write and sing Gospel Music, Loved the "Lord", and loved to do scrapbooking and taking pictures. Connie...
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Esther Arlene Snyder

January 22, 1937 - January 6, 2017

Esther Arlene Snyder, age 79, passed away January 6, 2017 after a long battle with dementia at The Laurels of Coldwater. She was born on January 22, 1937 in Coldwater, MI to parents Clifton and Rosa Snyder. Esther worked for several years as a nurse at Froh's Nursing Home in Sturgis. Then worked as a part time home care provider for the elderly, until her retirement. She loved animals, playing...
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Jacqueline Kriser

March 14, 1951 - December 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Marjorie Ellen Prestidge

November 15, 1917 - December 20, 2016

Marjorie Ellen Prestidge, age 99 of Coldwater passed away Tuesday, December 20, 2016 in Coldwater under the loving care of her family. She was born November 15, 1917 in South Bend, Indiana the daughter of Byron and Ednace (Snyder) Stoup. Marge spent most her childhood around LaGrange, IN area and came to Coldwater with her family and made it her home since 1929. She graduated from Coldwater High...
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Arthur Russell Halferty

April 27, 1922 - December 17, 2016

Arthur Russell Halferty age 94 of Coldwater passed away Saturday, December 17, 2016. He was born April 27, 1922 in Milford, Indiana the son of Brady and Flosie (Bard) Halferty. He married Margaret Lennox in 1942 and she preceded him in death in 2013. Arthur served our country during WWII in the United States Air Corps and worked hard his whole life to support himself and his family. He retired...
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Michelle Lee Kaufman

November 14, 1970 - December 7, 2016

Michelle Kaufman, age 46 of Simpsonville, South Carolina and formerly of Coldwater, passed away December 7, 2016 at the Hospice of Upstate in Anderson, South Carolina surrounded by her loved ones. Michelle was born in Coldwater on November 14, 1970 to Franklin and Linda Blair Russell.Michelle is survived by the love of her life, Noel Kaufman of Simpsonville, South Carolina, her two beloved...
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Constance Aileen Kipen

July 5, 1925 - November 14, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Bernard C. Pio

September 27, 1926 - November 3, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Clarence Edgar Payne

September 13, 1961 - September 16, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Jeffrey A. Swanson

November 27, 1961 - July 17, 2016

Jeffrey A. Swanson, age 54 of Coldwater, Michigan passed away late Sunday, July 17, 2016 at his home surrounded by family. He was born November 27, 1961 at Fort Benning, Columbus, Georgia, son of George Swanson and Evelyn (VanValkenburg) Swanson. Jeff enlisted in the United States Army in 1979, he was active from June of 1980 until March of 1987. Jeff married the love of his life, Laurie ...
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Kristina L. Boggs

January 10, 1969 - July 15, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Kenneth Leroy Hankins

October 9, 1972 - June 23, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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James Ronald Pritchett

August 25, 1935 - June 21, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Ernest W. Millard

April 11, 1931 - June 18, 2016

Ernest (Ernie) Williams Millard85 of Coldwater passed away June 18, 2016. He was born April 11, 1931 to Charles and Olive Davis Millard. Ernie graduated from Tekonsha High School in Tekonsha, MI. He married Amanda (Davis) Millard July 7, 1951. He served in the United States Navy aboard the USS Leary. He was retired from Kroger Grocery Store in Coldwater, MI. He was also a member of the Gideons...
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Donald G. Sowle

July 26, 1940 - June 2, 2016

Donald G. Sowle, 75 of Bronson, passed away Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Laurels of Coldwater. He had many wonderful friends there and they referred to him as "Cowboy". He was born on July 26, 1940, the son of Alfred and Ruth (Gottschalk) Sowle.Don graduated from Coldwater High School in 1958 and was a retired rodeo cowboy and race horse trainer. He had been an All Around Champion in rough...
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Dorothy Jean Catey

January 20, 1932 - May 24, 2016

January 20, 1932 - May 24, 2016Dorothy (Dee) Catey, 84, of Kinderhook Township passed away on May 24, 2016 in Coldwater, MI. She was lovingly attended by staff at her home at Grand Vista assisted Living, Hospice and family. She is sorely missed by all who knew her.A memorial service is planned at Putnam's Funeral Home on June 5, 2016 at 4:00 PM. Visitation will precede the service, at 3:00 PM...
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Joseph Francis Hudson

April 21, 1963 - May 20, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Margaret M. McLain

June 30, 1922 - May 20, 2016

Cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Leona May Hillborg

February 12, 1924 - May 18, 2016

Leona May Hillborg, 92, of Coldwater died May 18, 2016 at Drew's Place of Coldwater. She was born in Bethel, Michigan on February 12, 1924 to Albert Myron Gehring and Grace (Ward) Gehring. She grew up in Coldwater and graduated from Coldwater High School. On March 1, 1948 she married William F. Hillborg and they resided at their home on River Road in Coldwater until her husband's death...
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Leo John Chehowski

November 6, 1937 - April 25, 2016

Leo J. Chehowski, 78 of Coldwater, passed away Monday, April 25, 2016 at The Laurels of Coldwater. Leo was born November 6, 1937 in Litchfield to Marguerite (Hickerson) Chehowski. He was a graduate of Coldwater High School in 1957 and he served in the U. S. Army National Guard.Leo worked at Kroger Egg for 20 years, Houser's Service as a mechanic and at Coldwater Veneer until his retirement. He...
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William Lee Squires

April 14, 1938 - April 23, 2016

William Lee Squires, 78 of Coldwater, passed away April 23, 2016 at the Community Health Center of Branch County, after a short illness. He was born April 14, 1938 in Union Township, OH to William S. and Virginia Helen (Miller) Squires. Bill lived most of his life around the Coldwater area moving here in 1956. He was a mig welder at Yukon Manufacturing in Litchfield and he worked at Squires...
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Josephine Whitley

June 25, 1928 - April 21, 2016

Josephine Whitley, 87, of Colon, Michigan died April 21, 2016 in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the Riverside Cemetery in Union City, Michigan. Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Joyce Irene Benham

November 8, 1929 - April 13, 2016

Joyce I. Benham, 86, passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Kairos Dwelling Hospice Home in Kalamazoo. She was born November 8, 1929 in Detroit to Edward and Ida Mae Jividan.Joyce moved to Coldwater at the age of 12, went through Coldwater High School and graduated in 1948. She worked at Feller's Music Mart for many years, Administrative Secretary at the Community Health Center, buyer for...
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Janice Ann Childers

August 24, 1942 - March 31, 2016

Janice Ann (Custer-Reed) Childers passed away Thursday, March 31, 2016. She was born August 24, 1942 in Marshall to Samuel Lee and Maudie (Bradley) Custer. She was the 2nd of 5 children. She married Thomas Childers on October 3, 1970 in Coldwater.Janice was a lifelong resident of the area, living in Homer and Coldwater. She had worked at Midwest Foundry for a short time, leaving to raise the...
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Richard Lee Washburn

July 13, 1932 - March 22, 2016

Richard Lee Washburn, 83, of Coldwater formerly of Union City, Michigan, passed away March 22, 2016 in Kalamazoo. He was born July 13, 1932 in Inkster, Michigan to Carl and Gertrude (Coon) Washburn.Richard was employed at several different restaurants in the area and retired from Pontoni Meat Packing plant in Athens. After his retirement he worked in the laundry at Maple Lawn. He is survived by 2...
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Donald W. Johnson

July 3, 1924 - March 12, 2016

Donald W. Johnson, 91 of Coldwater, passed away March 12, 2016 at his home. He was born July 3, 1924 in Jackson to James W. and Lucille (Kaplinger) Johnson. Don was a building contractor at AMI in Northfield Hills, MI for many years.Don was a veteran of WWII serving as a Gunner's Mate in the U.S. Navy and continued to be very patriotic all his life and was a member of the V.F.W. He was a local...
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Pearl J. Brouwer

February 13, 1927 - February 28, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Joyce L. Glispy

June 20, 1932 - February 20, 2016

Joyce L. Glispy, 83, of Coldwater, passed away Saturday Feb. 20, 2016 in Coldwater. She was born June 20, 1932 in Coldwater to Wilfred and Sarah (Smith) Paff.Joyce graduated from Coldwater High School with the class of 1950 and had resided in and around Coldwater all of her life. In 1952 she married Dale Rouse of New Castle, IN. He preceded her in death in 1973. They had two sons, Gary L. Rouse...
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Patty Barnett

June 22, 1955 - February 2, 2016

Cremation has taken place and no services will be held at this time.
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Evelyn Marie Wolcott

November 15, 1953 - January 30, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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John Carl Strassburger

May 17, 1936 - January 29, 2016

John C. Strassburger, 79, of Coldwater passed away Friday, January 29, 2016. He was born May 17, 1936 in Maumee, Ohio to Carl and Helen (Bordner) Strassburger. John was a quiet and private man who enjoyed the outdoors. He will be missed by his family.He is survived by a brother, Fritz (Kathie) Strassburger, nieces; Dawn Barnes, Sarah (Terry) Sweet, Julie Strassburger, 3 great nieces and 1...
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Diane Lee Marion

August 3, 1955 - January 26, 2016

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Carol Anne Bovee

March 7, 1944 - January 11, 2016

Carol Anne Bovee, 71, formerly of Coldwater, passed away January 11, 2016. Services will be held on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater with Pastor Jeff Bream officiating.
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Smith B. Ferguson

October 15, 1921 - January 4, 2016

Smith B. Ferguson, 94, of Coldwater, passed away Monday, January 4, 2016 at Maple Lawn Medical Care Facility. He was born October 15, 1921 in Coldwater to Smith B. and Viola (Taylor) Ferguson. He married Doris B. Mohrhardt on February 23, 1946. She survives.Smith was a 1940 graduate of Coldwater High School. He had several jobs in his lifetime, an auto body repairman, a machinist at Federal...
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Kenneth F. Cook

February 20, 1923 - December 15, 2015

Kenneth F. Cook, 92 of Coldwater passed away Tuesday, December 15, 2015 at Maple Lawn. He was born Feb. 20, 1923 in Cortland, NY to Claude and Martha (Thomas) Cook. He married Helen Livingston Sept. 8, 1945 in Mogadore, Ohio.Ken made ice cream at the Marion Margaret Ice Cream Co. in New York from 1940 - 1954 and for Harry's Ice Cream Parlor (now Jeannie's Diner) in Coldwater from 1954 - 1972 when...
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Kenneth D. Sunday

November 24, 1935 - November 26, 2015

Kenneth D. Sunday, 80, a long time resident of Branch County died Thursday, November 26, 2015 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. He was born November 24, 1935 in Ovid Township to Darl S. and Blanche M. (Coleman) Sunday. Kenneth worked at Anderson Dairy, ATL Trucking and Climax Specialty Metals. He loved to go fishing, hunting, camping, farming and traveling. He loved his music...
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April Mae Wilkinson

November 27, 1963 - November 18, 2015

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Donald Henry Skarritt

December 4, 1916 - November 7, 2015

Cremation has taken place and there will be no services.
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Ronald Lee Paul

October 1, 1941 - November 2, 2015

Ronald Lee "Doc" Paul, 74 of Bronson, formerly of Coldwater passed away Monday, November 2, 2015 at his home, surrounded by family. He was born October 1, 1941 in Coldwater to Max A. and Jennie G. (Lynd) Paul. He married Sharon J. Waller and she survives.Ron joined the U. S. Navy in December, 1963 and served his Country proudly. He also served in the Marine Reserves for 18 years. He was in Viet...
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LaRita Fay Fox

March 7, 1932 - October 2, 2015


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Frances Marie Allemier

November 30, 1921 - September 15, 2015

Cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Janice May Langridge

September 14, 1939 - September 10, 2015

Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at a later date.
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Louise D. Atwood

May 10, 1923 - August 24, 2015

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be held in Cleveland, Ohio at a later date. Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Tekonsha, Michigan
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Esther A. Hite

November 27, 1917 - August 7, 2015

Esther Arlene Hite, 97, left her family on earth on August 7, 2015 to join those who preceded her to Heaven. Esther was born in Algansee Township to Christine (Bamberger) and William Carl Horn on November 27, 1917. She was the youngest of four children.Esther was raised in Coldwater where she attended Coldwater High School. She married Howard C. May on November 29, 1935. They were blessed...
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Deloris C. Sunday

October 18, 1936 - July 31, 2015

Cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Union City, MI.
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Charles E. Thorp

March 21, 1935 - July 16, 2015

Charles E. Thorp, 80, of Bronson, passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at his home. He was born March 21, 1935 in Hillsdale. He married Julia (Morrison) Thorp.Charles is survived by his wife, Julia, 11 children; Cheryl (Dale) McFadden, Diane Williams, Denise Fleming, Teresa (Saul) Rodriguez, Scott Thorp, Brian (Tonia) Ball, Michelle (Jamie) Groot, Daniel (Amanda) Ball, Vicky Swafford, Lisa ...
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Edward James Mawby

December 9, 1946 - July 6, 2015


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Donald Lee Wickwire

July 27, 1931 - May 29, 2015

Donald Lee Wickwire was born on July 27, 1931 and passed from this life on May 29, 2015 at Coldwater Community Hospital after a short illness. He was a Past Master of his local Masonic Temple.Donald Wickwire survived his late wife Anna Elizabeth (Betty) Headley Wickwire who passed on July 20, 1993. He also survived his second wife Beatrice (Trixie) Wickwire who passed December 14, 2012.He is...
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Fannie B. Shepherd

February 28, 1942 - May 23, 2015

Fannie B. Shepherd, 73 of Tekonsha, MI passed away Saturday May 23, 2015 in Homer. She was born Feb. 28, 1942 in Prestonsburg, KY to Claude and Bertha (Bradley) Robinson. She was a homemaker.Fannie loved the Bible, gospel hymns, and Elvis. She has lived in Tekonsha most of her life and she attended school in Homer. She is survived by 3 children, Mike (Tracy) Shepherd of TN; Barb Calhoun of...
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Deborah L. Casebeer

June 9, 1959 - May 7, 2015

Deborah L. Casebeer, 55, of Tekonsha, MI, passed away May 7, 2015 at her home. She was born June 9, 1959 in Columbus, Ohio. She married her high school sweetheart Michael L. Casebeer. He survives. She was a teacher in Fremont, IN.Deborah was a 1977 graduate of Tekonsha High School where she was an outstanding athlete on the track and basketball teams. She was also a cheerleader. Later in her life...
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Timothy D. Latta

June 4, 1962 - May 7, 2015

Timothy D. Latta, 52, of Angola, IN formerly of Reading, MI, passed away May 7, 2015 at his home. He was born June 4, 1962 in Coldwater, MI to George and Esther (Otis) Latta. Timothy was employed by Dexter Axle in Fremont, IN. He is survived by his son TJ (Sam) Latta of Angola, IN, a daughter Amanda (Jason) VanBuskirk of Fremont, IN, seven grandchildren Xzaiden, Xziayah, Xzander and Xzekiel Latta...
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Florence June Fults

May 30, 1939 - April 30, 2015


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Clayton C. Sherwood

April 1, 1926 - April 22, 2015

Clayton C. Sherwood, 89, of Tekonsha, died April 22, 2015 at Bronson at Home in Battle Creek, MI. He was born April 1, 1926, to Clayton M. and Mamie E. (Twing) Sherwood in Big Rapids, MI. He married Carolyn I. Crissy Boyer on July 3, 1956 in Union City, MI.Clayton was the owner for 35 years of Sherwood Pharmacy (later Evans Drug Store) in Tekonsha, at one time the longest continuously operated...
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Claire Elizabeth Campbell

April 21, 2015 - April 21, 2015

Claire Elizabeth Campbell, infant daughter of Scott Campbell of Ft Wayne, In., and Mikayla Mock of Coldwater, MI, passed away April 21, 2015 in Kalamazoo, MI.Claire is survived by her parents, a sister Cali Mock. Grandparents, Randall (Kathy) Mock of Coldwater, MI and Thomas (Jodi) Campbell of Ft Wayne, IN, Great grandmother Ida Lampmen of Bronson, MI. Also surviving are several uncles. Burial...
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Charles A. Harshaw

August 9, 1928 - April 20, 2015

Charles Harshaw, age 86, of Coldwater, MI, passed away at the MacRitche Skilled Nursing Center in Hillsdale, MI on April 20, 2015. Born August 8, 1928, Charles was the son of Clara and John Harshaw of Conneaut Lake Pennsylvania. He was a graduate of the 1946 class of Conneaut Lake High School. Charles began study at Commercial College in Erie, PA in 1946. Charles was engaged in real estate sales...
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Janice Rae Vance

December 2, 1934 - April 9, 2015


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Kris A. Bach

January 20, 1959 - April 9, 2015

Kris A. Bach, 56, of Tekonsha, died April 9, 2015. He was born Jan. 20, 1959 in Jonesville, MI to William and Irene (Noblit) Dryer.Kris had worked in the oil fields for 30 years and loved Harleys, hotrods, boats and fishing. He is survived by his wife Tammie, 1 daughter, Krista (Todd Tripp) Bach of Tipton, MI, a step daughter Nichole Harris of Tekonsha, a step son James Harris of Tekonsha, a...
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Jeanette Rose Boggs

February 9, 1936 - April 7, 2015


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Ruth A. Fox Booth

December 12, 1925 - April 5, 2015

Ruth A. Fox Booth, 89, formerly of Burlington, died April 5, 2015 in Kalamazoo. She was born Dec. 12, 1925 in Alma, MI to Clyde and Arlin (Barnes) Wood. She attended Chicago Evangelistic Institute and Michigan State University. She worked in the Michigan State University cataloging department for five and a half years. She also was a Union City High School Librarian aide, and Middle School...
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Armando Aguilar

October 6, 1966 - March 31, 2015

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Gerald D. Frey

April 1, 1941 - March 29, 2015

Gerald "Jerry" Frey, 73 formerly of Union City, passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015 , in Florida after a short battle with cancer.Jerry was born April 1, 1941, to Harold and Goldie Trethrake Frey in Battle Creek. He lived and attended school in the Athens and Tekonsha areas. He served in the army and worked for Lamb Knit, Homer Foundry, and General Motors Company. He married his wife of 48 years,...
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Virginia E. Jolly

March 1, 1929 - March 12, 2015

Cremation has taken place and a Memorial Service will be held at a later date.
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William Jennetta

February 22, 1924 - March 2, 2015

Ella M. (Donley) Jennetta, 90, of Coldwater passed away November 25, 2014. William "Bill" Jennetta, Sr. 91 of Coldwater passed away March 2, 2015. They were married December 21, 1947 in Coldwater. They were married 67 years.Ella was a homemaker and a housekeeper for the Legg family and she had worked with Bill in their janitorial service. She loved to knit, crochet and do needlework.Bill retired...
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Alice Lorene VanDyke

July 12, 1924 - March 1, 2015

Alice L. Van Dyke, 90, of Coldwater, passed away March 1, 2015, at Drew's Place. She was born July 12, 1924 in Indianapolis, IN to Peter and Jennie (Fisher) Van Dyke. She was never married.Alice worked in the office and as a cashier at the A&P store for 30 years. She loved to bowl. She bowled in many state and national tournaments and in 2004 was named "Jo Bowler" in Coldwater . Alice also...
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Esther Louise Millard

May 22, 1921 - February 21, 2015


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Doris Davis Hannon

September 18, 1920 - January 31, 2015

Doris Davis Hannon, 94, of Coldwater passed away Saturday, January 31, 2015. She was born in the family home at 225 E. Pearl Street. The home had been in her family since it was built by her grandfather, George Phinney in the late 1800's. There were always family gatherings around the Holidays. She was born September 18, 1920 to Hugh L. and Bernice (Phinney) McMurray.Doris attended Coldwater...
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Russell Raymond Melton

August 8, 1953 - January 30, 2015

Russell R. Melton, 61, of St Johns, MI died Jan. 30, 2015 in Lansing. Russell was born Aug. 8, 1953 in Coldwater to James W. and Patricia (Beagle) Melton. He was retired from Auto-Wares in Coldwater.Russ played softball in his younger years, loved to fish, go to auctions and garage sales.He grew up in Branch County, attended Coldwater High School and was a member of the UAW.He is survived by his...
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Theo Donald Davis

February 22, 1929 - January 14, 2015

Theo D. Davis, 85, of Coldwater, passed away Wednesday, January 14, 2015 at Masonville House in Coldwater. Theo was born February 22, 1929 in Battle Creek to Chester and Zoe (Ralph) Davis. He married Norma Jean Langs, she survives.Theo was an U.S. Army Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. He farmed most of his life and worked at the following locations, Clark Equipment, American Fire...
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Maryanna Carr

February 2, 1918 - January 4, 2015

After a short hospital stay at Branch County Community Health Center, Maryanna Carr, 96, of Coldwater, beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went to Heaven to be with the Lord and the rest of her family on January 4, 2015. She had been suffering from chronic health problems. Mary was born in Darke County, Ohio, February 2, 1918, daughter to the late George and Emma Wilcox. On...
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Brenda Sue Lessmann

August 3, 1963 - December 4, 2014

Brenda Sue Lessmann, 51, of Coldwater, passed away at her home in Coldwater on December 4, 2014. She was born August 3, 1963 to Siegfried and JoAnn E. (Cole) Lessmann in Marshall. Brenda was a happy and outgoing person who was strong and loved the outdoors. She was very social and had many friends. She also enjoyed fishing, reading, sewing and music. She loved her Grandsons and she was a very...
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John Murray Munger

August 22, 1941 - December 1, 2014

John M. Munger, Jr., 73, passed away December 1, 2014 at the Laurels of Coldwater. He was born August 22, 1941 in Coldwater to John M. Munger, Sr and Arlene V. (Lawton) Munger.John worked at Stokes Marine in Coldwater and later at Lawton Marine.He is survived by his son Ronnie, mother, Arlene Lawton Munger of Coldwater, brother, Edwin Munger of Coldwater, an aunt, Gertie Stayner of Coldwater,...
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Ella M. Jennetta

December 6, 1923 - November 25, 2014

Ella M. Jennetta, 90 of Coldwater passed away Tue.Nov 25, 2014 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. Cremation has taken place and Memorial Services will be held at a later date.
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Deborah J. Barbour

February 9, 1951 - November 3, 2014

Deborah Jean Barbour, "Debbie", 63, passed away on November 3, 2014 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. Debbie was born February 9, 1951 to Raymond and Lois (Myers) Belt in Allegan, Michigan.Debbie enjoyed doing her arts and crafts, drawing and spending most of her time with her grandchildren. She had the biggest heart and would help anyone when and if she could.Debbie is survived...
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Alexzander Grayson Davis

October 16, 2014 - October 23, 2014

Alexzander Grayson Davis, infant son of Hannah and John Davis of Coldwater, passed away at Mott's Children's Hospital in Ann Arbor. He is survived by his parents Hannah and John Davis, maternal grandparents, Robin and Pete Hughes of Coldwater, paternal grandparents, Sandy and Michael Davis of Norton Shores, aunts; Leah Hughes, Katie Davis, Corey Davis, an uncle Ben Davis, great grandmother, Kay...
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Wade A. Myers Griner

January 21, 1961 - October 20, 2014

Wade A. Myers Griner, 53, of Coldwater, passed away Monday, October 20, 2014, at home after a courageous battle with ALS. He was born January 21, 1961 in Battle Creek to Billy and Velma (Wickwire) Griner. He married Shelly Zimmer on August 24, 1991 in Quincy. She survives. Wade was a huge U of M fan and enjoyed the Lions and Red Wings. He was a member of the NRA, liked to hunt, fish and he...
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Dawn Elaine Doty

October 12, 1958 - October 3, 2014

Dawn E. Doty, 55, of Coldwater, passed away Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Laurels of Coldwater. She was born October 12, 1958 in Coldwater to Max J. and Marjorie J. (Dehoff) Kinyon. Dawn had lived in Coldwater her entire life.Dawn enjoyed playing cards, knitting, reading and listening to classic/rock & roll music. She was a caring person, compassionate and "savy". Everyone loved her when...
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Anne M. Kubovich

November 14, 1927 - September 24, 2014

Anne M. Kubovich, 92, of Kalamazoo, formerly of Coldwater, passed away September 24, 2014 at Friendship Village in Kalamazoo. She was born November 14, 1927 in Detroit to George and Mary (Pokrivcak) Kubovich. Anne graduated from Western Michigan University, receiving her degree in Health Services. She was a Registered Nurse and had worked for the State of Michigan. She had moved to Coldwater...
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Brian Wade Harvey

November 29, 1962 - September 15, 2014

Brian Wade Harvey, 51, of Coldwater, passed away September 15, 2014. He was born November 29, 1962 in Coldwater to Charles and Linda (Somers) Harvey.He is survived by his sister: Michele (Steve) Lanxton of Flushing, his brother; David (Gayle) Harvey of Coldwater, 5 nieces and nephews, several aunts and uncles, and many friends at Horizon Apartments. He was preceded in death by his parents.The...
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Eva L. Smith

March 25, 1917 - September 1, 2014

Mrs. Eva Leota Smith, 97, of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, passed away Monday, September 1, 2014. She was born March 25, 1917 in Girard, Michigan to William and Cecelia Aman Helmer.Mrs. Smith was a resident of Walton County, Florida. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She worked diligently alongside her husband as a farm wife in Branch County.Eva is survived by her...
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Marguerite R. Rapson

March 6, 1930 - August 8, 2014

Arrangements under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home, Coldwater, MI.
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Frances Jane Coleman

October 26, 1929 - July 9, 2014

Frances J. Coleman, 84, of Coldwater, passed away Wednesday, July 9, 2014 at her home. She was born October 26, 1929 in Detroit to Joseph A. and Violet J. (MacDermott) Bridgeman. Frances married Claude W. Coleman on August 17, 1963. Frances had a gracious spirit and she loved her family. She is survived by her husband, Claude, her children; Steve Coleman of White Lake, MI, Debbie Coleman of...
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Leonard Carr Ash

June 2, 1927 - June 11, 2014

Leonard C. Ash, 87 of Girard, passed away June 11, 2014 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. Leonard was born June 2, 1927 to Wilford and Rowena Ash. He was married to Pearl A. Mock, which they had 4 children; Sharon (Ed) Davis, Terry (Salinda) Ash, Garry (Teresa) Ash and Sandy Barnard, one brother, Leon (Georgia) Ash. He has many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and...
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David Timothy Squires

January 24, 1977 - June 7, 2014

.David T. Squires, 37, of Coldwater, died Saturday, June 7, 2014. He was born January 24, 1977 in Sturgis to William L. and Rose M. (Rimmer) Squires. David was a graduate of Coldwater High School. He was currently employed at Parker-Hannifin in Ashley, IN. He was a member of the Moose Lodge in Fremont, IN., the NRA, he belonged to a pool league in Angola, IN and the Michigan Dynamometer...
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David D. Bartlett

January 12, 1928 - May 25, 2014

David D. BartlettJanuary 12, 1928 ~ May 25, 2014Arrangements are under the direction of Putnam Funeral Home.
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Thomas W. Tryner

November 3, 1938 - December 30, 2013

Thomas W. Tryner, 75, of Tekonsha, passed away Monday, December 30, 2013 at his home. He was born November 3, 1938 in Oak Park, Illinois to Frank and Catherine I.(Plantz) Tryner. He married Gail A. Matson on July 16, 1960 in Franklin Park, IL. She survives. Thomas had worked as an auto mechanic, retiring 13 years ago. He also laid flooring for Henry Williams. He...
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Jeff Hale Love

September 24, 1941 - October 20, 2011

Obituary NoticeJeff Hale Love, 70, of Coldwater, went home to be with the Angels Oct. 20, 2011 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born Sept. 24, 1941 in Highland Park, MI to Ervin W. and Edith Lockwood Love, who both preceded him in death.On May 9, 1969 he married Patricia M. Norton who also preceded him in death. Mr. Love was a graduate of Coldwater High School. He proudly served in...
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Dorothy M. Olds

January 27, 1915 - October 14, 2011

.Dorothy M. Olds, 96, of Coldwater, passed away October 14, 2011 at the Laurels of Coldwater. She was born January 27, 1915 in Branch County to Ora H. and Mabel Grace (Wright) Wood. She married Darrell Morrison in 1935 and married Max Olds in 1954. Both husbands had preceded her in death. Dorothy was a graduate of Coldwater High School, attended college, then started working at Branch County...
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Webster G. Street

May 30, 1938 - September 24, 2011

Cremation has taken place. No services are scheduled at this time.
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George H. Pierce

November 7, 1922 - September 7, 2011

Obituary Notice George H. Pierce, 88, of Coldwater went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 7, 2011 at the Community Health Center of Branch County. He was born November 7, 1922 in Coldwater to George R. and Caroline Wilhelmine (Kulow) Pierce and graduated from Coldwater High School in 1941. In 1943 he entered the U. S. Army Air Force. George graduated from the Spartan School of...
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Lawrence S. Heuer

March 7, 1928 - August 27, 2011

Lawrence S. Heuer, 83, of Burlington passed away August 27, 2011 at Bronson Medical Center in Kalamazoo. He was born March 7, 1928 in New Orleans, LA to John E. and Rosemary (Farrier) Heuer. He married Shirley J. Mack on February 15, 1948 in Coldwater. She survives. He retired from Post Division of General Foods, Battle Creek in 1983. He had worked at different companies in Battle Creek; former...
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Wayne Patricia Feller

July 3, 1916 - October 22, 1920

The memorial service for Wayne and Patricia Feller will be held Monday August 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM at the Putnam Funeral Home in Coldwater, Michigan. Pastor David Pierce of the First Baptist Church of Coldwater will officiate. Burial has taken place in the Oak Grove Cemetery. Memorial Contributions may be made to the Irma English Music Scholarship Fund or the Coldwater Band Boosters. The Family was...
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Stephen James Murphy

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