Raymond Stewart, 67

Raymond R. Stewart, age 67, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Sunday, Jan. 17, 2010, at Thurston Woods Village.

He was born Dec. 13, 1942, in Sturgis, a son to the late Paul and Mabel (Warkentine) Stewart.

Raymond had lived in Colon, Mich., until 1955 when his family moved to Sturgis. He graduated from Sturgis High School with the class of 1960.

He had been employed for Ross Labs for 19 years and he enjoyed gardening, animals, being around people, collecting antiques, and was a hard worker.

Surviving are two sisters, Mrs. Reuben (Edna) Helmuth of LaGrange, Ind., and Mary Krugh of Howe, Ind.; four nieces and several cousins. Also a close friend, Don Dilts of LaGrange, Ind..

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, Terry Krugh.

According to his wishes, there will be no visitation as cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Raymond Stewart will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2010 at Thurston Woods Village, 307 N. Franks Ave, Sturgis, with The Rev. Paul Stern and Chaplain Glenn Russell, officiating.

Memorial donations may be directed to Pet Haven, P.O. Box 583, Sturgis, MI 49091 or the charity of one’s choice. Envelopes are available at the Hackman Family Funeral Home – Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091 who is in charge of the arrangements.

His obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.

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