Obituaries

Obituary: John Douglas Brackett

Obituary: John Douglas Brackett

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20241 min read

John Douglas Brackett, 70, of Scotts, passed away Monday, February 19, 2024 at Ascension Borgess Hospital.He was born May 2, 1953 in Three Rivers, the son of John and Adella (Bresnick) Brackett, and graduated from Three Rivers High School.John worked…

Obituary: David Allen Bannow

Obituary: David Allen Bannow

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20242 min read

David Allen Bannow, 64, of Jones, passed away Tuesday, February 20, 2024 at Bronson Methodist Hospital surrounded by his loving family.He was born October 2, 1959 in Dowagiac, the son of Norman and Carolyn (Mott) Bannow, and graduated from Dowagiac…

Obituary: Brian Seitz Krull

Obituary: Brian Seitz Krull

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20242 min read

Brian Seitz Krull, 48, born to Carolyn and Robert Krull on May 24, 1975, set his final sail on January 16th, 2024. Brian was a beloved father, brother, son, cousin, nephew, and a friend to all. He was a lover…

Obituary: Laura June Cook

Obituary: Laura June Cook

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20242 min read

Laura June Cook, 77, of Three Rivers, will always be our Valentine. After being surrounded by those she loved, she passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Optalis Health and Rehab in Three Rivers in the arms of her oldest…

Obituary: Shirley Jane Salisbury

Obituary: Shirley Jane Salisbury

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20242 min read

Shirley Jane Salisbury, 84, of Three Rivers, passed away Wednesday, February 14, 2024 at Optalis Health and Rehab in Three Rivers surrounded by her loving family.She was born January 21, 1940 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Orville and Violet (Skinner)…

Obituary: Benjamin James Sexton

Obituary: Benjamin James Sexton

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20242 min read

Benjamin James Sexton, age 60, passed away peacefully under hospice care at Medilodge of Clare on Monday, Feb. 19, 2024. He was born the youngest of six children to Frederick John and Marjorie Ann Sexton, on March 26, 1963, in…

Obituary: Margaret “Margo” Marie Zelinski

Obituary: Margaret “Margo” Marie Zelinski

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20243 min read

MAY 7, 1966 – FEBRUARY 19, 2024Margaret “Margo” Marie Zelinski age 57 of Clare, passed away peacefully after courageously fighting a long illness on Monday, February 19, 2024 at Trinity Health -Grand Rapids. Margaret was born Saturday, May 7, 1966…

Obituary: Ronald Keith Yesney

Obituary: Ronald Keith Yesney

Editorial StaffFeb 23, 20244 min read

Ronald Keith Yesney, 93, of Harrison died Friday, January 19th, 2024, at The University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor. He was born September 9, 1930, to Samuel and Agnes (Peterson) Yesney in Wakefield, Michigan. He was the second…

Obituary: Pete Hepp

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20241 min read

Pete Hepp, 64 Pete Hepp, 64 of Alabama passed away Feb. 3, 2024. He was a 1977 graduate of Saugatuck High School. Shortly after graduation he moved to Alabama. In 1986 Pete married the love of his life, Patti. He…

Obituary: Nancy J. (Lechler) Mendonca

Obituary: Nancy J. (Lechler) Mendonca

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20242 min read

Nancy J. (Lechler) Mendonca passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 16, 2023, at age 75. Nancy’s kindness, generosity, love and patience touched many people throughout her life and is irreplaceable to all. She had a special ability to be in the moment…

Obituary: Phyllis Ann Moored Drozd

Obituary: Phyllis Ann Moored Drozd

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20243 min read

Phyllis Ann Moored Drozd 91, a life-long resident and business owner of Allegan County, died on Feb. 14, 2024, surrounded by her family. She was born on July 26, 1932, to Edward and Wilma (Busfield) Moored. In 1953, she married…

Obituary: Judy Ellen Shumaker

Obituary: Judy Ellen Shumaker

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20243 min read

Judy Ellen Shumaker, beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend, passed away peacefully on February 15, 2024, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on January 15, 1943, to Larry and Mary Flegal in Mishawaka, Indiana, and spent her…

Obituary: William Jene Martinez

Obituary: William Jene Martinez

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20242 min read

William Jene Martinez, a man of analytical mind and adventurous spirit, passed away peacefully on February 12, 2024, at the age of 67. Born on November 14, 1956, in Fairbanks, Alaska, to Nestor and Wilma (Spencer) Martinez. William’s life was…

Obituary: Daniel “Danny” Robert Miller

Obituary: Daniel “Danny” Robert Miller

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20243 min read

Photo: ©2014 Isaac Hernandez Daniel “Danny” Robert Miller, was born March 18, 1960, in Allegan, Michigan to the late C. Eugene and Betty Miller. Growing up, Danny enjoyed playing outdoors, skiing, and wrestling. He earned a black belt club ranking…

Obituary: Jody Lynn Peters

Obituary: Jody Lynn Peters

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20242 min read

Jody Lynn Peters, 60, of Allegan, MI passed away Tuesday, February 13, 2024 at her home. Born December 24, 1963 in Allegan, she was the daughter of the late Walter D. and Normadien W. (May) Grauman and was the wife…

Obituary: Mr. John C. Howell

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20242 min read

Mr. John C. Howell, Jr., 76 of Lafayette, AL passed away on Saturday, February 10, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Sunday, February 18, 2024 from 1:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Public…

Obituary: Mr. William C. Felton

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20242 min read

Mr. William C. Felton, 68 of Auburn, AL passed away on Thursday, February 8, 2024.Public Visitation will be held on Friday, February 16, 2024 from 1:00 PM CST until 6:00 PM CST at Silmon-Seroyer Funeral Home Chapel, Lafayette, AL.Mr. Felton…

Obituary: Mr. Charlie Joe Staples

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20241 min read

Mr. Charlie Joe Staples, 69, of Alexander City (formerly of Randolph County) died Friday, February 9, 2024, at Princeton Baptist Medical Center, Birmingham. Funeral services were held on Saturday, February 17, 2024, at Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, Wadley at 1:00…

Obituary: Duncan Erric Newcomb

Editorial StaffFeb 21, 20242 min read

Duncan Erric Newcomb, 59, of Bangor, passed away peacefully, Monday, Jan. 1, 2024, at home. He was born Jan. 27, 1964, in Kalamazoo, the son of Lloyd Newcomb and Velma (Spangler) Newcomb.Duncan loved to watch and play sports; his favorite…

Obituary: Brenda Lee Miller

Obituary: Brenda Lee Miller

Editorial StaffFeb 14, 20241 min read

Brenda Lee Miller, 78, of Saugatuck passed away peacefully on Jan. 30, 2024.Brenda was born in Cheshire, Conn., on May 9, 1945. She graduated from Cheshire High School and received her bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University.Brenda was an interior…