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