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Mon., 3 Nov 1997
Francis Paul KANE


  Sturgis ~ Francis Paul KANE, 66, died 12 November 1989, at his home, following a three-year illness.
  He was born 13 June 1923, in Matteson Township, Branch County, a son of Thomas and Effie
(MAYSTEAD)  KANE.
  On 21 November 1942, he married Pauline KENNEDY, in Sturgis.
  He had lived in Burr Oak most of his life and for the past 12 years, he lived in Sturgis. He was employed at Victor Screw Products, Burr Oak, 16 years, and at Kirsch Company, 28 years, as an industrial machine repairman. He retired in May 1985. He was a veteran of World War II, where he served as a medic. He was a member of the Captain John J Kelley Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1355 and a 30-year member of the Burr Oak Volunteer Fire Department.
  Surviving are his wife; one sone, David Paul KANE, Brooklyn; two daughters, Mrs Karl (Mary)
LITTMAN Jr. and Mrs Richard (Peggy) GRABE, both of Sturgis; six grandchildren; one sister, Mrs Jesse (Helen) FAGER, Colon; two brothers, Gerald KANE and Arlyn KANE, both of Sturgis; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Marie
HAGELGANS; and three brothers, Kenneth, Edwin and Harry KANE.
  relatives and friends may call after 7 p.m. today at the Rosenberg ~ Schipper Funeral Home, Sturgis, where the family will receive friends from 7 ~ 9 p.m. today and 2 ~ 4 p.m. and 7 ~ 9 p.m. Tuesday. Services are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home with the Rev. William  BILLS, Burr Oak United Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, with full military rites being conferred by the Captain John J Kelley VFW Post 1355.
  Memorials may be directed to Sturgis Hospice Care, Inc., the St Joseph County American Cancer Society or the Burr Oak United Methodist Church. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

There was no edition date attached to this obituary.

Transcribed from an original newspaper clipping, 'The Sturgis Journal', serving the Burr Oak,
Michigan area.

Obituary provided by Belle Decker and transcribed by Josephine Reed Foster Garzelloni.

Sat., 18 Oct 1997

Marion D 'Buss' KENTNER

 circa 17 July 1997~Bronson ~ Marion D 'Buss' KENTNER, 79, of Bronson and a former 45 ~ year employee of Victor Screw Products, Burr Oak, died July 18, 1997, at the Community Health Center of Branch County following a six ~ week illness.
  He was born Feb. 7, 1918, in Leon, Iowa, a son of Frances KENTNER, and moved to Burr Oak, Mich. at the age of 4, and then to Bronson in 1954.
  On Jan. 18, 1941, he married Pauline SMITH in Bronson. She died April 19, 1993.
  A graduate of Burr Oak High School, he retired from Victor Screw Products in Burr Oak where he worked for more than 45 years. He enjoyed driving around on country roads.
  Surviving are a daughter, Jan KENTNER of Sturgis, and two daughters and son-in-law, Ann J and Gary FERGUSONof Sylvania, Ohio, and Jean and Tom GOVUS of Ellijay, Ga.; five grandchildren; three brothers, Robert STRAW of Fort Sumpter, S.C., and Gordon STRAW and Herman STRAW, both of Orland, Ind.; and four sisters, Annabelle MORLEY, of Toledo, Ohio, Norma ENGLE of Orland, Ind., Elaine CONRAD of Fort Wayne, Ind. and Marjorie PETTY of Fremont, Ind; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and one brother, Arden STRAW.
  Relatives and friends may call from 2 ~ 4 and 6 ~ 8 p.m. today at the Kolcz Funeral Home of Bronson, where services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday with the Rev Charles RICHARDS of the United Methodist Church of Coldwater officiating. Burial will be in Burr Oak Cemetery, Burr Oak.
  Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Transcribed from an original newspaper clipping, 'The Sturgis Journal', serving the Burr Oak,
Michigan area.

Obituary provided by Belle Decker and transcribed by Josephine Reed Foster Garzelloni

Mon., 3 Nov 1997

KENTNER

  Bronson ~ Pauline Elizabeth KENTNER, 72, 1035 Burr Oak Road, died April 19, 1993, at the Branch County Community Health Center, Coldwater.
  She was born 30 July 1920, in Steuben County, Indiana, a daughter of Pual and Hattie (BLATTER SMITH.
  On 18 January 1941, she married Marion KENTNER, in Bronson.
  She moved to Burr Oak in 1939 and to Bronson in 1954. She enjoyed needlework, reading and her garden.
  Surviving are her husband; children, Gary and Ann Jo FERGUSON, Sylvania, Ohio, Jim and Jan. D. KREIENBRINK, Sturgis, and Tom and Jean GOVUS, Ellijay, Georgia; five grandchildren, Matthew KEESLAR. Nathan KEESLAR, Katie FERGUSON, Michael GOVUS and Will GOVUS; three brothers, Walter SMITH, Tekonsha, John SMITH and Leonard SMITH, both of Quincy; and five sisters, Marie SMITH, Coldwater, Mildred WILSON, North Adams, Yuvon TAYLOR, Dade City, Florida, Alice GERMAN, Burr Oak, and Thelma WONDERS, Bronson. She was preceded in death by one son, John KENTNER, in 1944.
  The family will receive friends from 2 ~ 4 p.m. and 6 ~ 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Kolcz Funeral Home, Bronson, where services are at 1 p.m. Thursday. The Rev. Charles RICHARDS will officiate. Burial will follow in Burr Oak Cemetery.
  Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

Note: newspaper edition date was not attached to this article.

Transcribed from an original newspaper clipping, 'The Sturgis Journal', serving the Burr Oak,
Michigan area.

Obituary provided by Belle Decker and transcribed by Josephine Reed Foster Garzelloni.

Mon., 3 Nov 1997

KLINE

Sturgis Journal
6 November 1997

   Mendon ~ Jeffery Lyle Kline, 39, of Mendon, died 4 November 1997 at Bronson Methodist Hospital Trauma Unit from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident on 3 November at M-66 and M-86, north of Sturgis.
  He was born 20 July 1958 in Three Rivers, a son of Lyle and Sherrill (Heminger) Kline. He resided in Constantine as a youth and graduated in 1977 from Constantine High School.
  On 14 April 1979, he married Joy Hagenbuch in the Mottville Bible Church. They moved to Mendon in 1989 where he farmed, and he was employed at International Paper in Sturgis.
   A member of the Three Rivers Bible Church, he also enjoyed fishing, woodworking and camping.
Surviving are his wife; three daughters, Dana, Laura and Jenna Kline, all of Mendon; his parents, Lyle and Sherrill Kline of Constantine; two brothers and a sister-in-law, Randy Kline and Michael and Kathleen Kline, all of Constantine, Andrea Gregory of Ozark, Alabama, and Connie Kline of Manitowoc, Wisconsin; two grandmothers, Mildred Heminger of White Pigeon and Blanche Kline of Mottville; his mother and father-in-law, Dale and Patricia Hagenbuch of Three Rivers, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his grandfathers.
   Relatives and friends may call from 2-5 and 7-9p.m. Friday at the Hohner Funeral Home in Three Rivers. Services are at 11a.m. Saturday at the Three Rivers Bible Church, 220 N Erie, with the Rev Stan Kesler officiating. burial will be in the Contantine Cemetery.
   Memorials may be directed to the Right to Life of Three Rivers or the Pregnancy Help Line of Sturgis. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
 

copy provided by Carole L Carr and transcribed by Josephine Reed Foster Garzelloni.

Mon., 3 Nov 1997
Margaret Robinson KLASSEN

   Margaret Robinson, daughter of Clark and Mary Sanborn Robinson, was born in Burr Oak township on 30 April 1890, and died in California, 6 February 1914, of tuberculosis.
   She was married to Berndie Vern Klassen in 1910, and for some time they  have been living in Denver, Colorado, and in California.
   It will be remembered that her father, mother and sister also died of lung trouble, while residents of this village.
   Mrs Klassen has many friends here. We learn that the husband is now enroute here with the remains.

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From the papers of Geneva Smith
Transcribed by Josephine Reed Foster Garzelloni

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