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“Your bright smiling face will be miss from our friday mornings. with our deepest sympathy Chris Seddon and Cutting Corners Staff. ”
1 of 11 | Posted by: Chris Seddon - friend

“Dear Mrs. Styburski and family, I will keep you all in my prayers.I remember the times you came over...Read More »
2 of 11 | Posted by: Debby Radke - St. Joseph, MI

“My memory of Mel are his long legs and his smile and the fact that he never sat still he was always moving. My thoughts and prayers are with Cam and...Read More »
3 of 11 | Posted by: Ofie Kuss - Sodus, MI - Friend

“Dear Cam & Family, We are sorry to hear about your loss. Melvin was a wonderful man. He will be missed by all. Our thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
4 of 11 | Posted by: Mark & Jane Wahl - Anna, OH

“I remember Mel was a man of great kindness. The world has truly lost a great man, but as long as we have our memories, he will always be with us. ...Read More »
5 of 11 | Posted by: Freida and Glenda Williamson Milligan - MI

“Dear Family & Friends of Melvin, Our sincere sympathy from everyone at SS John & Bernard's Parish. It has been an honor to have journeyed with you...Read More »
6 of 11 | Posted by: Fr. Bill Jacobs - Benton Harbor, MI

“Sorry for you loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
7 of 11 | Posted by: Jim Petrosius - MI

“To CAM and family my thoughts and prayers are with you. ”
8 of 11 | Posted by: larry shiflet - duluth, GA

“Deepest sympathy to Cam and family. ”
9 of 11 | Posted by: Denise Sadler - none

“Deepest sympathy to Cam & Family. Enjoyed bowling with both Mel and Cam. ”
10 of 11 | Posted by: Norbert & Betty Cramer - Portage, MI

“I remember Mel fondly during the years I bowled with him and Cam on those Sunday night bowling leagues. He had a warm and infectious personality. My...Read More »
11 of 11 | Posted by: Diane Penn - Casselberry, FL


Melvin E. Styburski, 83, of St. Joseph passed away Saturday October 23,2010 at Lakeland Hospital –St. Joseph

Melvin was born September 29, 1927 son of Casimer and Martha (Vandermolen) Styburski in Benton Harbor. He went to school at St. John Catholic School. Mel Joined the Air Force in 1946 and met his future wife, Camilla Ann Tucker, while stationed at Davis Monthon Air Force base in Tucson, Arizona. They were married on September 29, 1947.

He is survived by his wife, their five children- Doran of Austin, TX., Paul (Lola) of Benton Harbor, Lloyd of Watervliet, Ellen (Kenneth) Woods of Coloma and Kim of Decatur; four grandchildren- DeAnn Rose, Mitzi (Tim) Jones, Jeremiah and Sarah Styburski; three great-grandchildren- Garrett, Jake and Ashlee Jones; his sister Donna Bender of St. Joseph, and a long time family friend, Tom Franceschini. Mel was preceded in death by his parents, a son, Brian, and a sister, Frances Hettinger.

He worked at Whirlpool for 39 years, retiring October 1, 1986. He loved farming, hunting, playing cards and bowling. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus #4055 of Watervliet. He was a wonderful husband of 63 years, father, grandfather and brother. He and his wife liked to travel and do many things with their family. He will be greatly missed.

The family will receive friends from 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Tuesday, with prayers Services at 7:30 PM, at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home , 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 AM Wednesday, officiated by Father William Jacobs, Jr., at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 555 Delaware, Benton Harbor. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery, Benton Harbor, with military rites conducted.
Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lakeland or Michigan Parkinson’s Foundation. Friends wishing to leave a condolence may do so at the guestbook at www.starks-menchinger.com

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