Obituaries

Robert F “Bob” Underly

Robert F. “Bob” Underly passed away peacefully at his home in Lake Wales, Florida at the age of 94 on July 28, 2015. Bob is survived by his wife Janet (Marshall) Underly of Lake Wales, Florida, his children William Underly of St Cloud, Florida, and Judith (Dennis) Comai of Lake Wales, Florida, four grandchildren Starlyn Comai of Arlington, Virginia; Shanna Comai of Sarasota, Florida; David and Anthony Underly of St Cloud, Florida, and extended family relatives including Paul Marshall, Carol (Peter) Marsh, and many friends. He is preceded in death…

Rowena Forker

Rowena Forker

Rowena L. Forker, 86, of Three Oaks, Michigan died Monday evening, July 27, 2015 at West Woods of Bridgman. Ronnie was born January 23, 1929 in Bethel Township, Michigan to Fred and Marjorie (Card) Clearwater. She married Robert Forker on October 6, 1947 in Angola, Indiana. Ronnie and Bob purchased land and developed it into Bob-A-Ron Campground which they ran from 1965 until 2000. It was well known in the area for camping and for the summer snowmobile runs across the lake. Ronnie was the friendly face campers saw upon…

William Albert Good

William Albert Good, 84, of Galien, Michigan died peacefully at his home Sunday, July 26, 2015. Bill was born November 12, 1930 on the family farm in Galien to Robert William and Mary (Norman) Good. He served his country in the US Army during the Korean War, serving in Korea. On December 28, 1954 he married Vada Uselton in New Buffalo, Michigan. Bill liked hunting and fishing in his younger years. He was a hard worker and a man of many talents, doing whatever it took whether repairing hot water…

David Michael Brown II

David Michael Brown II

David Michael Brown II, 4 years old, went to his heavenly home on July 12, 2015 after a brief struggle with Childhood Diabetes. David was born on December 31, 2010 in Niles, Michigan to David and Davona (Bentley) Brown. He was an energetic young man with an engaging smile and a head full of hair. David enjoyed watching Toy Story That Time Forgot and the 1969 Spiderman Series. He liked playing with his toys, especially his Transformers and his favorite, Optimus Prime. David loved playing with his older sister Anna,…

Alan R. Markunas

Alan R. Markunas

Alan R. Markunas, 60, of Three Oaks, Michigan died unexpectedly, but peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at his home. Al was born on June 12, 1955 in South Bend, Indiana to Edward and Eldora (Mangold) Markunas. He attended school in Galien and was a star on the Galien Basketball Team. After graduating from Galien High School in 1973 he attended Lake Michigan College and served an apprenticeship in Tool and Die. Al was employed by Sullair Corporation in Michigan City. He was very involved in the Masonic Lodge and…

Arlene Mae Burkett

Arlene Mae Burkett

Arlene Mae Burkett, 83, formerly of Sawyer, Michigan died Saturday morning, July 4, 2015 at South Haven Nursing and Rehabilitation Community. Arlene was born July 23, 1931 in Weesaw Township to Peter and Pauline (Walters) Freehling. She had worked at Plastic Masters, however her real focus was caring for her home and family. Arlene was a Cub Scout Den Leader for her sons as they were growing up. She enjoyed camping in Baldwin and spending time in the woods. Arlene also enjoyed picking berries, cooking, and baking. Survivors include her…

Regina D. Koziel

Regina D. Koziel

Regina Dolores Koziel, died Sunday, June 21, 2015 at Central DuPage Hospital in Winfield Illinois. Her most recent residency was in Wheaton Illinois. Regina was born July 17, 1940 in Chicago Illinois to Casimir and Irene Suberlak (Smoczynski). She lived there until 1951, and then moved to Three Oaks, Michigan. Regina attended Three Oaks High School, and graduated in 1958. On May 9, 1959 she married Richard Koziel of Galien, Michigan, with the ceremony held in Three Oaks at St. Mary of the Assumption Church. The couple began their life…

Jordan and Mary (Kelley) Graham

Jordan Morgan Graham of Bradenton Florida passed away at Blake Medical Center on Saturday January 1, 2011. He was 82. Mary Louise (Kelley) Graham of Bradenton Florida passed away at Heritage Park Assisted Living Center on Thursday January 29, 2015. She was 87. Jordan was born May 7, 1928 in Milford Connecticut to Jordan Milton and Violet Graham.  Mary was born July 17, 1927 in Galien Michigan to Frank and Ida Kelley.  Jordan and Mary  were married March 24, 1948 in Galien. Their surviving children are: Michael Graham of Fairbanks, AK., Julie (Nick) Plaskon of…

Jerry L. Strauss

Jerry L. Strauss, 53, of Galien, Michigan died peacefully at his home. Jerry was born November 7, 1961 to Russell C. and Mildred (Marsh) Strauss in Niles, Michigan and graduated from River Valley High School in 1980. He married Cindy Tebo on September 15, 1990 in Niles, Michigan. He was employed at Kruger Plastic Products in Galien and Bridgman. Jerry liked watching John Wayne movies or sports on T.V. He also enjoyed fishing and reading. Survivors include his sister Trudy (Terry) Cornwell of Union Pier, Michigan and brother Richard (Sylvia)…

Margaret Jeanne Paruch

Margaret Jeanne Paruch

Margaret Jeanne Paruch, 85, of Three Oaks, Michigan died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Caretel Inn, in St. Joseph, Michigan. Jeanne was born March 25, 1930 in Niles, Michigan to Louis C and Mary Lucille (Bachman) Peters. She grew up in Niles and graduated from Niles High School in 1948. On August 27, 1949 she married Edward Paruch in Niles. Jeanne and Ed lived in Paw Paw, Michigan before settling in Three Oaks in 1960. Throughout her life, Jeanne was dedicated to caring for her family and home. She was…