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Lakeland births

NILES – The following babies were recently born at Spectrum Lakeland’s Niles campus.


Dylan Mahler was born at 10:26 a.m. on May 30, 2019, to Elizabeth and Andrew Mahler, of St. Joseph. He weighed 7 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.5

His maternal grandparents are Jeff and Mary Zerrenner, of Eau Claire.

His paternal grandparents are Cathy Mahler, of St. Joseph, and Steve Mahler, of Niles.

His paternal great-grandparents are George and Velma Mahler, of Stevensville.


Leo David Rodriguez was born at 3:56 p.m. on June 12, 2019, to Alma Moreno Martinez and Gerardo Rodriguez, of Dowagiac.

He weighed 7 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19.75 inches.

His maternal grandparents are Luciano and Maria Moreno.

His paternal grandparents are Benito and Jara Rodriguez.


Ariel Lawrence was born at 3:11 p.m. on June 13, 2019, to Jayden Engdahl and Trenton Lawrence, of Niles.

She weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces and was 19 inches.


Avery Russell, of Buchanan, was born at 2:50 p.m. June 17, 2019, to Kara and James Russell.

He weighed 9 pounds, 4 ounces and was 20.25 inches long.

He has one brother, Silas Russell, 6.

Maternal grandparents are Michael Chatterson and Patricia and Timothy Ketchapaw.

Paternal grandparents are James E. Russell and Rebecca and James Ganyon.

De Los Santos-Sharrai

Amias Sharrai, of Niles, was born at 9:51 p.m. June 18, 2019, to Danielis De Los Santos and Steven Sharrai.

Amias weighed 8 pounds, 8 ounces and was 20.25 inches long.

He has two brothers: Aidan, 8, and Avery, 2.

Maternal grandparents are Lisette Vargas and Daniel De Los Santos, of Dowagiac and San Juan, Puerto Rico, respectively.

Paternal grandparents are Linda Nilson and Elmer Sharrai.


Braelyn Lane, of Niles, was born at 1:55 a.m. June 20, 2019, to Katherine Fecho and Thomas Lane.

Braelyn weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces, and was 20 inches long.

She has two brothers: Bentley, 5, and Nathaniel, 3.

Maternal grandparents are Joe and Patty Fecho, of Dowagiac.

Paternal grandparents are Melinda Spencer and Bobby Jernigan, of Niles.

Maternal great-grandfather is Bill Salmons, of Dowagiac.

Paternal greaet-grandmother is Delores Lane, of Niles.


Zander Mbungu was born March 22, 2019, to Joel Mbungu and Stephanie Dziekanowski, of Buchanan.

He was 6 pounds, 9 ounces and 21 inches long.

His grandparents are Esther Mbungu, David Mbungu, Teresa Dziekanowski and Billy Moore.

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