Obituaries

George Lozmack

George Lozmack

George Lozmack, 96, of Three Oaks died Friday morning, January 30, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. George was born February 22, 1918 to Paul and Paulina (Cizmesija) Lozmack on the family farm in Galien, Michigan. He graduated from Galien High School in 1937 in the top three of his class of 17. He served his country in the US Army 1st Armored Division, and was stationed at Ft Knox when the announcement came that because of the war with Japan, all leaves were canceled. George’s…

Mary Ann Johnson

Mary Ann Johnson

Mary Ann Johnson, 82, of Lakeside, Michigan died Thursday morning, January 29, 2015 at her home. Mary Ann was born October 26, 1932 in Chicago to George F. and Margaret (Carey) Barry. Her family has owned the Hawthorne Race Course since 1909. After graduating from St. Philip Neri and Faulkner she continued her education at Barat College. She was beautiful in so many ways and on March 12, 1960 was featured in the Chicago Tribune’s article entitled Beautiful Women. On October 26, 1974 she married George “Gene” E. Q. Johnson…

Rex Jones

Rex Jones

Rex Jones, 96, of Sawyer, Michigan died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at I.U. LaPorte Hospital. Rex was born November 20, 1918 in LaPorte, Indiana to Jesse and Carol (McCarty) Jones. He graduated from LaPorte High School in 1938. He served his country in the US Army Air Force during WWII in Alaska. On February 26, 1946 he married Lois Gorden in Michigan City, Indiana. He retired from Joy Manufacturing Company. Rex liked to spend his time fishing, going to Toy Shows and collecting Farm Toys. He loved working in his…

Floyd “Jack” Perham

Floyd “Jack” Perham

Floyd “Jack” Perham, 83, of Three Oaks, Michigan died Sunday, January 25, 2015 at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph, Michigan. Jack was born September 16, 1931 to Floyd and Estella (Rupenthal) Perham in Lakeside, Michigan and graduated from New Buffalo High School. Jack served his country in the US Air Force in the Korean War, serving in Korea and Japan. On March 5, 1966 he married Donnevie Grover in Three Oaks. Jack was employed as an Engineer with the South Shore Railroad at the Caroll Avenue Station in…

Gerald D. Thomas

Gerald D. Thomas

Gerald D. Thomas, 82, of Three Oaks, Michigan died Sunday morning, January 25, 2015 at Pine Ridge in Stevensville, Michigan. Jerry was born May 6, 1932 in South Bend, Indiana to Adolph and Hannah (Kutz) Thomas. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School and on November 4, 1951 he married Esther Martin in Benton Harbor. Jerry was employed as a meat cutter since high school and worked for Hardings Market in Baroda for years, cutting meat and interacting with the customers. He was a member of the Three Oaks United…

Emma L. Fitzgerald

Emma L. Fitzgerald

Emma L. Fitzgerald, 94 of New Buffalo, Michigan passed away peacefully on Sunday morning, January 18, 2015. Emma was born on October 7, 1920 in New Buffalo to Alvin and Bertha (Stromer) Kruger. She was raised in New Buffalo, and graduated at the age of 15 from New Buffalo High School in 1937 as valedictorian. After graduation, she worked as a telephone operator in New Buffalo, and also a clerk/typist before enlisting in the United States Marine Corp., serving as a telephone operator during WWII. On December 6, 1947 in…

Mary S. Johnson

Mary S. Johnson

Mary S. Johnson, 75, of New Buffalo, Michigan died Tuesday morning, January 13, 2015 at her home with her family by her side. Mary was born January 6, 1940 in Neoga, Illinois to Paul Ira and Gertrude (McCartney) Parker. She graduated from Neoga High School in 1958 and married Carl Dwight Johnson on May 29, 1959. She loved being a wife and raising her family. They moved to New Buffalo in 1964. Mary cared for her home, yard, and flowers, even snow blowing for the neighbors. Family was number one…

Melinda M. Rowles

Melinda M. Rowles

Melinda Mae Rowles, 54, of Three Oaks, Michigan died Tuesday morning, January 13, 2015 at Memorial Hospital in South Bend, Indiana. Melinda was born July 13, 1960 to John and Marjorie (Simpson) Lemons in Michigan City, Indiana. She graduated from River Valley High School in 1978. Melinda was the manager at Dunes Plaza in Sawyer for many years and also worked at Vickers Engineering in New Troy. She enjoyed reading, playing poker, and winning online computer games. Melinda liked to socialize, wanting to know what was happening in your life.…

Sandra Sue Stick

Sandra Sue Stick

Sandra Sue Stick, 71, of New Buffalo, Michigan died peacefully on Saturday, January 3, 2015 surrounded by her loving family at Franciscan Communities Hospice, Michigan City, Indiana after a long illness. Sandra was born November 10, 1943 in Michigan City to Fred and Eleanor (Gluth) Nimtz. She was an enthusiastic member of the Rainbow Girls while growing up and her family were members of St. John Church. Sandra excelled at school and was Valedictorian of the 1961 New Buffalo High School graduating class. She was a Sunday School teacher and…

Violet Pufall

Violet Pufall

Violet Pufall, 96 of Galien, Michigan died Sunday morning, December 28, 2014 at CrownPointe in Stevensville surrounded by family. Violet was born August 6, 1918 in Galien to Earl and Dora (Miller) Roberts. She graduated from New Troy High School and continued her education at Secretarial College in Benton Harbor. She was employed as an executive secretary at Clark Equipment Company in Buchanan. Violet played the accordion with other musicians and also for the enjoyment of her family. She married Arthur C. Pufall and they made their home on Spring…