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Ed Stover

Ed Stover

March 27th, 1944 - September 25th, 2023

Ed's Obituary

Ed W. Stover, 79, of Berrien Springs, died on Monday, September 25, 2023. He was born on March 27, 1944 in Benton Harbor, to the Late Victor C. and Jeanette M. (Ewalt) Stover. Ed graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 1962 and attended Lake Michigan College before serving honorably in the United States Navy aboard the USS Fiske.

On May 23, 1970 Ed married Janet Daggitt and they built their home in Berrien Springs. He worked for Prudential Insurance Company for more than 25 years before joining the Centennial Wireless team in 2003 retiring in 2009. Ed was a member of Lakeshore Christian Church, American Legion Post 85 where he served as Chaplain, and Lest We Forget. Ed was an active member of the Masonic Lodge #298. On August 31,1994 he received the highest honor of being conferred the 33rd degree in Boston, MA.

Ed was an avid deer hunter and enjoyed spending time at his log cabin in the North woods. He was happiest on the water sharing his pontoon boat with family and friends.

Ed is survived by his beloved wife of 53 years, Janet L Stover; children, Kristin L. (David) Albers, James P. (Cali), Stover; grandchildren, Bryce Albers, Evan (Stephanie) Albers, Stella Stover, Hudson Stover; and brother, Rev. Robert (Kathy) Stover.

A memorial service for Ed will take place on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at 12:00 PM at Lakeshore Christian Church (5565 Washington Ave, St Joseph, MI 49085) with Pastor Jim Matthews officiating. Visitation with Ed’s family will take place one hour prior to the service at church. Ed will be laid to rest at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Ed’s name can be made to Lakeshore Christian Church or The Children's Dyslexia Centers, A Charity of the Scottish Rite Freemasonry.

Arrangements entrusted to Starks and Menchinger Chapel 2650 Niles Rd, St. Joseph, MI 49085.

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