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Howard E. Wolfinger

1940 ~ 2019 (age 78)

Howard Edward Wolfinger, 78, of Union, MI, passed away Monday Jan. 14, 2019 at his home.

He was born Sep. 1, 1940 in Elkhart, IN to Niman Bruce and Cleo “Betty” Wolfinger.  On Sunday, August 1, 1971 at Kessington Community Church he married Doris Pauline Mechling.

Howard is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Doris. Also surviving are his nieces, Cheryl (Brent Stump) Black of Bristol, IN, Pat (Scott) Sullivan of Edwardsburg, MI and Pam (Doug) Ward of Three Rivers, MI and his nephew, Robert (Jackie) Black of Bristol, IN as well as several great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and step-father Charles Frankenberger, his siblings, Florence, Rosemary, Dorothy, Charles, Sylvester, Marge and John as well as a niece Christine Black.

Howard worked for Adams Westlake and he retired from Manchester Tank. In his youth he was an avid bowler at County Club Lanes in Elkhart.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at 2:00 pm where friends can visit with his family 2 hours prior at Kessington Community Church, 70200 Kessington Road, Edwardsburg, MI 49112 with Pastor Steven Steele officiating. Stemm-Lawson-Peterson is entrusted with arrangements. Memorial donations in memory of Howard may be made to Caring Circle Hospice at Home or Kessington Community Church. On line condolences may be made to the Wolfinger family at

Donations may be made to:

Kessington Community Church
70200 Kessington Road, Edwardsburg MI 49112

Caring Circle-Hospice at Home
4017 Chamberlain, Buchanan MI 49107

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