07-30-2020 Tri-City Area Obituaries; Community Calendar

ELEANOR E. FRAZIER Eleanor E. Frazier, age 94, of Watervliet, MI, passed away peacefully at home on July 29, 2020 surrounded by her three daughters. Eleanor was born in Petoskey, Michigan September 30, 1925, the second of four children to Gladys and George Ford.

OLIVE L. JOHNSON Olive L. Johnson, 74, of Watervliet passed away unexpectedly on July 27, 2020 at Lakeland Medical Center in St. Joseph.

LEWIS “LEW” MOHLER Lewis “Lew” Mohler, age 83, of Venice, FL, passed away in his sleep after a long and courageous battle with dementia. He had borne the gradual

DIANA LEE McMASTER Diana Lee (Ferguson) McMaster died July 25, 2020 in Michigan, the state where she was born on Feb. 8, 1936. She met and married her husband, Loran B. McMaster Jr. in the Canal Zone in Panama. After getting married in May of 1954 they moved several times before settling in Romney, Indiana where they lived for almost 60 years. They raised their three children there and made many close friends. Diana loved reading, quilting, nature,

TIMOTHY KUPCHZYNSKI STURGIS Timothy Kupchyznski Sturgis of Lawrence, age 57, passed away Friday, July 17, 2020 at Bronson Hospital surrounded by his family. Tim was born May 22, 1963 in Detroit, Michigan the son of the late Frank Sturgis and Enid Sturgis, who survives. Tim attended Lawrence Public Schools. In 2001, Tim was united in marriage to the love of his life Kim (Clark) Sturgis. Tim lived a full and interesting life. He loved helping others and spending time with friends and family. He enjoyed working on cars and was always available to take time to talk or work on cars. He was also always there to lend a hand to anyone who needed it. He was a loving father, son, husband, and brother. He touched the lives of many people in his 57 years and will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Including his mother Enid Sturgis, Tim is survived by his wife of 19 years, Kim Sturgis; sons Dustin Sturgis, Cody Ramsey and Tyler Ramsey; brother Rodney (Jennifer) Sturgis; nieces Sydney and Haley Sturgis; and many cousins on his mother’s side of the family. Per Tim’s wishes, cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time. In lieu of flowers for the family, donations can be made to the Lawrence Alumni Association of Lawrence Michigan.

Death Notices Ronald L. Ravitch, 80, of Coloma died July 23, 2020 at Lakeland Medical Center, St. Joseph. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph Dan Pastrick, 68, of St. Joseph died July 22, 2020 at home. Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home, Coloma Gayle A. (Cole) Norton, 59, of Jackson MI, formerly of Watervliet died July 21, 2020 at Henry Ford Allegiance Health, Jackson. Lauer Family Funeral Home, Jackson MI Mathew Eric Efting, 25, of Hartford died July 20, 2020 in Bangor Township. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford Scott L. Findlay, 70, of Benton Harbor died July 20, 2020. Purely Cremations – Starks Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services, Benton Harbor Jerry D. Tanner, 74, of Hartford died July 19, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital, Kalamazoo. Calvin Funeral Home, Hartford Marion Caroline Crossman, 102, of Benton Harbor died June 30, 2020 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville. Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services, St. Joseph

Sports betting now available at Four Winds Casinos locations in Michigan

The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi and its Four Winds Casinos are pleased to announce the opening of the Four Winds Sportsbook. Guests can now place wagers on their favorite sports including basketball, football, hockey, baseball, soccer and more at Four Winds Casinos locations in Michigan including New Buffalo, Hartford and Dowagiac. Super Bowl Champion, Chicago Bears legend and ESPN personality, Steve “Mongo” McMichael, appeared at Four Winds New Buffalo on Monday, July 13 to place the ceremonial first bet. “Following the legalization of sports betting in Michigan, our casino operations team completed an extensive evaluation of potential partners to create the Four Winds Sportsbook. Ultimately, Kambi was recommended and the partnership was approved by the Pokagon Gaming Commission and Pokagon Gaming Authority,” said Matthew Wesaw, Tribal Council Chairman and CEO of the Pokagon Gaming Authority. “We are very excited that we now offer sports betting as part of our growing list of amenities at our casino locations in Michigan.” Additionally, guests can place bets on one of 18 kiosks located at Four Winds New Buffalo or one of six kiosks located at both Four Winds Hartford and Four Winds Dowagiac.

Community Calendar


July 1-31 “VIRTUAL FISH BOIL FUNDRAISER” hosted by Michigan Maritime Museum, South Haven. $10 suggested donation (all donations welcome); visit www.michiganmaritimemuseum.org/fishboil Thu, July 30, 7pm “CONCERT IN ELY PARK” hosted by Hartford Lions Club featuring Elvis Tribute – Tim Dudley; Free popcorn Sat, Aug 1, 10am-2pm “BE COUNTED” Census event at Coloma Public Library; complete Census form, giveaways & drawings for registering Thu, Aug 6, 7pm “CONCERT IN ELY PARK” hosted by Hartford Lions Club featuring Joe Jason (acoustic 70s); Free popcorn Fri, Aug 7, 11am-3pm “COVID-19 MOBILE TESTING” in the Watervliet public parking lot on Main St. next to Jot Liquor. Open to public. For more info, call 1-855-869-6900. Wed, Aug 12, 3-7pm “BERRIEN COUNTY HOUSEHOLD RECYCLING EVENT” at Love Creek County Park, 9292 Huckleberry Rd., Berrien Ctr. Participants must remain in their vehicle. Visit www.berriencounty.org Recycling Services or call Jill Adams 269-983-7111 x8234 with questions. Thu, Aug 13, 7pm “CONCERT IN ELY PARK” hosted by Hartford Lions Club featuring Wyatt & Shari Knapp (folk music); Free popcorn Wed, Aug 19, 4-7pm “WELLNESS COUNTS” Census promotional event at Watervliet District Library (rain date Aug 26); complete Census online, Red Cross CPR demonstrations, sign-up for free smoke detectors, drawings & giveaways Thu, Aug 20, 7pm “CONCERT IN ELY PARK” hosted by Hartford Lions Club featuring Exit 41 Acoustic Group (4-pc variety band); Free popcorn Fri, Aug 21 “PHOTO CONTEST DEADLINE” N.B. Historical Museum Photography Contest open to Michigan residents of northern Berrien County; for more information, rules & entry form visit northberrienhistory.org/photographycontest or call 269-468-3330 Thu, Aug 27, 7pm “CONCERT IN ELY PARK” hosted by Hartford Lions Club featuring Blue Shoes Jazz (not your typical jazz band); Free popcorn Tue, Sept 1, 5-7pm “OPEN HOUSE” at Fusion Center for Dance, 6777 Paw Paw Ave., Coloma to introduce 20-21 dance season. Open to public

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