Allen Schlagheck, 84

Allen M. Schlagheck, age 84, of Sturgis, Mich., passed away Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Sturgis Hospital.

He was born July 8, 1925, in St. Cloud, Minn., a son to the late Albert and Mary (Meyer) Schlagheck.

Allen has been a resident of Sturgis for the past 24 years and had previously resided in Niles for 35 plus years.

On Sept. 2, 1950, he married Genevieve Berscheit. She preceded him in death March 17, 1973. On July 19, 1974 he married Bernadine Maynard. She preceded him in death July 10, 1984. On November 7, 1987 in Sturgis, he married Betty Quirin Finnerman.

Allen retired from Bendix Corporation in South Bend, Ind., after 35 years of employment.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during World War II.

Allen was a member of the Sturgis Kiwanis Club, Elks Lodge, and American Legion. He was an avid baseball fan and was a die hard Chicago Cubs Fan. He enjoyed playing cards (Euchre), bird watching, and spending time with all his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was an easy going, good natured, kind gentleman who never had a bad word to say and if you asked how he was, he would always reply “I’m Good!”

Surviving are his wife, Betty; children, Nancy (Arthur) Fairclough of Pennsylvania, Carol Knight of Michigan, Donna (John) Vesey of Michigan, Jane (Tom) Lorenz of Arizona, John Schlagheck of California, Steven (Darby) Schlagheck of Michigan, Todd and Diana Maynard, Phillip (Tammy) Finnerman, and Ann Benjamin, all of Sturgis, and Barbara (Don) Foster of Michigan; 11 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; two sisters; and two brothers.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; four brothers, and two granddaughters.

Funeral services celebrating the life of Allen Schlagheck will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Hackman Family Funeral Home – Rosenberg Chapel with The Rev. James Bender, First Baptist Church of Sturgis, officiating.

Private interment will take place at a later time.

The family suggest memorial donations be directed to the Sturgis Kiwanis Club, the American Diabetes Association, or the First Baptist Church of Sturgis, envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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