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Stephan ‘Steve’ Makarewich

Stephan ‘Steve’ Makarewich

Stephan ‘Steve’ Makarewich of Otsego, MI passed away Thursday, September 22, 2016 at Bronson Hospital. He was born July 1, 1948 in Hammond, IN the son of Stephen and Emma (Paloney) Makarewich. On February 11, 1984 in Hammond, IN he married Karen Call who survives. He had worked as a truck driver for Kelly Dewatering for 17 years retiring several ...   Read complete obituary here  

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James L. Lapham

James L. Lapham

Jim passed away from complications following surgery on Saturday, September 17, 2016 at Bronson Hospital. He was born September 7, 1935 in Martin Township the son of Dean and Martha (Pike) Lapham. On May 14, 1955 he married Joyce Fuss at Sacred Heart Church in Watson Township. In 1962 Jim started Lapham Heating and Plumbing and continued working until ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Dale Barnhart

Dale Barnhart

Dale Barnhart of Allegan, MI passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 in Battle Creek. Dale was born April 11, 1945 in Kalamazoo the son of Floyd and Mary (Harris) Barnhart. After graduation, he worked at Brunswick Corp. in Kalamazoo for several years before serving his country in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. Following his time in the service ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Violet R. Hesser

Violet R. Hesser

Violet passed away Friday, September 16, 2016 in Kalamazoo. Violet was born October 10, 1932 in Alamo Township to Harold and Marjorie (Fox) Thompson. Violet had worked for Allen Test Products for 23 years until her retirement. During retirement she had worked with her daughter as a daycare provider at Creative Play Station for several years. She enjoyed ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Wilda N. Adams

Wilda N. Adams

Wilda N. Adams age 84 passed away Thursday, September 15, 2016 at Rose Arbor Hospice. She began her life on a farm in Dongola, IL on February 10, 1932, the daughter of Harvey and Catherine (Cook) Bourland. Due to her mother’s illness at 3 months she went to live with her paternal grandmother and step-grandfather, Arminda and Eli Short. She started ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Linda L. Keefer

Linda L. Keefer

Linda passed away Sunday, September 11, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Lawrence. She was born August 19, 1944 in Kalamazoo the daughter of Roy and Viola (Truax) Chamberlain. For many years Linda was a nursing assistant and cashier until her retirement in 1989. On August 19, 1990 in Baroda she married Tom Keefer who passed away in 1996. Surviving are ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Phillip J. Rice

Phillip J. Rice

Phillip passed away Monday, September 5, 2016 in Kalamazoo. He was born August 31, 1963 in Plainwell the son of John and Hazel (Pegg) Rice. Phil had worked as a truck driver for Mill Assist in Otsego and had worked out of his home as a mechanic. He was a skilled woodworker and had recently remodeled his home. In his spare time Phil enjoyed riding Harley ...   Read complete obituary here  

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James E. Adrion

James E. Adrion

Jim passed Saturday, September 3, 2016 at his home in Plainwell. He was born December 10, 1954 in Grand Rapids the son of Walt and Joan (Radibaugh) Adrion. For many years Jim had worked for a metal finishing company where he did chrome plating. He enjoyed fast vehicles and loved his truck. In his spare time he enjoyed working on his lawn and woodworking ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Robert A. Murdock

Robert A. Murdock

Bob passed away peacefully Friday, September 2, 2016 at Rose Arbor Hospice in Kalamazoo. He was born November 26, 1928 in Plainwell the son of Leon and Helen (Shears) Murdock. Bob graduated from Otsego High School in 1946. He was drafted into the US Army in October 1950 and was honorably discharged in October 1952. Bob worked at his grandparent’s ...   Read complete obituary here  

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Ryley J. Maue

Ryley J. Maue

Ryley James Maue age 4 passed away Friday, August 26, 2016 at his home in Allegan. He was born December 30, 2011 in Kalamazoo the son of Toni Ward and Kenneth Maue Sr. Surviving are his parents, both of Allegan; brother, Kenneth Maue Jr.; grandmothers, Glenda Bos and Brenda Keesee and godmother, Connie Loviska. Cremation has taken place. No services ...   Read complete obituary here  

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