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Donald Bischoff

September 28, 1931 — February 27, 2016

Donald Bischoff


Donald Bischoff, 84, passed away on Saturday, February 27 in Destin, Florida.

A memorial service will be held 11 AM Monday, March 28, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church, 619 Market, St. Joseph. Memorial contributions can be made to the Trinity Lutheran Church of St. Joseph or the Southshore Concert band, P.O. Box 939, Bridgman, MI 49106 .

Donald was born on his Mother’s 21st birthday, Sept. 28, 1931 in St. Joseph. He was a 1950 graduate of St. Joseph High School where he participated in intramural sports, played tuba in the high school band and also in the St. Joseph Municipal Band. Donald was a residential house builder for many years, and joined the Carpenter’s Union in the early 1970’s. He worked at the Donald C. Cook Nuclear plant and was instrumental in helping to build the large containment towers. He was also a custom cabinet maker and furnished many homes with his beautiful woodworking.

In Donald’s later years, he was a member of the Southshore Concert Band. He was an avid fan of University of Michigan football, as well as the Lakeshore Lancers. He also served 8 years in the United States Naval Reserves. Donald enjoyed golfing and his favorite PGA player was Arnold Palmer.

Donald married Marjorie Martelle on November 1, 1952. He is survived by Marjorie, daughters Barbara (Bischoff) Miller of Tampa, Florida and Laura Bischoff of Stevensville, Michigan, a grandson Matthew Cortese (Andrea) of Pontiac, Michigan. Donald is also survived by a brother Roger Bischoff of Torrance, California and a sister Janet (Bischoff) Burress of St. Joseph, Michigan.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Stuart and parents Ernest and Clara Bischoff.

Memorial Service

11 AM ,Monday, March 28, 2016
Trinity Lutheran Church
619 Market Street St. Joseph, MI 49085
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