- March 6, 1965 - July 17, 2009
of Tina's Passing
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Sorry to hear of your passing! I'm sure that you will be missed by many Family and Friends. I'm Sorry that I never had a chance to meet you....Read More »
1 of 21 | Posted by: Michele Borino - Brooksville, FL
“I was trying to find my long lost sister and this is how I find out that you you have passed away. I will always love you and will miss you. I am so...Read More »
2 of 21 | Posted by: Debbie Cooper - Cape Coral, FL
“Fran & Don, I just happened on Tina's obituary a few minutes ago and felt I had to send my thoughts and prayers. I do remember Tina when she was a...Read More »
3 of 21 | Posted by: Kay Ward - Lehigh Acres, FL
“Don, Fran and FamilyI am very sorry to here of Tina's death. I enjoyed working with her at Don's Office. I'm so sorry I am unable to make the...Read More »
4 of 21 | Posted by: Roxann Matson - grand haven, MI
“Dave and family, we are very sorry to hear of Tina's passing. May God provide you with much comfort during these difficult times. You are in our...Read More »
5 of 21 | Posted by: Donna (Loewen ) & Reinhard Lippert - MI
“I will miss you forever, you will never be forgotten.
6 of 21 | Posted by: Tom Burress - Moore Haven, FL
“With deep sorrow - our prayers are with you !
7 of 21 | Posted by: Larry & Linda Castle - MI
“Don, Fran and family,Our prayers are with you. I am so sorry for your loss. Tina was a wonderful person. I got to know her from working next door at...Read More »
8 of 21 | Posted by: George & Holly Zehner - MI
“Although I never met Tina, I remember Dave and his sons from the days that we were neighbors in Berrien Springs.I want to extend my heartfelt...Read More »
9 of 21 | Posted by: Kelly Roscoe - Spokane, WA
“Dear Fran & Don & Family, We want you to know we pray God puts a loving hedge are you all, filled with love, that you find peace and healing. We are...Read More »
10 of 21 | Posted by: larry & Susan Joyner - Watervliet, MI
“Mr. & Mrs. Young, I truely don't know were to begin, I just saw Tina a few months ago it seems and she was doing well. Back 6 months ago we talked a...Read More »
11 of 21 | Posted by: Julie Holtsclaw (Yingling) - MI
“Dearest Fran & Don:I received Tina's obituary in the mail and an email from friends, Jean & Emery Rantz of Stevensville, letting me know about her...Read More »
12 of 21 | Posted by: Charlene Raifsnider - Saginaw, MI
“Although Tina and I had'nt seen each other in quite some time,we had shared some very special times together. I loved her like a sister, and she has...Read More »
13 of 21 | Posted by: Leigh McAnany - Benton Harbor, MI
“Aunt Fran,I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I was there right now to give you a big hug and to lend a helping hand. Unfortunatley I won't be able...Read More »
14 of 21 | Posted by: Kelly & Dan Headle - Estero, FL
“Tina & I have formed a special bond that will last forever!she gave me some of the most special gifts that i will cherish forever.tina took in my...Read More »
15 of 21 | Posted by: tammy huff - watervliet, MI
16 of 21 | Posted by: Lee and Kathy Thayer - NULL, FL
“I will always remember Tina for the many years of friendship we had. Don & Fran, my deepest sympathies are with you and your family.
17 of 21 | Posted by: Bob Marvin - Coloma, MI
“good neighbor, her smile will be missed
18 of 21 | Posted by: john and jan comiskey - manhattan, IL
“Fran, I can't find the words to tell you how sorry I am to hear the news about Tina. You and Don are in our thoughts and prayers. I wish I could be...Read More »
19 of 21 | Posted by: Tom & Jan taylor - Horseshoe Bend, AR
“I know your lovely daughter from my high days at WHS. I have fond memories of Tina from our high school years. Please accept my condolences on your...Read More »
20 of 21 | Posted by: Melissa Yirchott-Faulkner - Roy, UT
“Our deepest sympathy. Wish we could be there to celebrate your life. Thoughts and prayers to all of the family.
21 of 21 | Posted by: Lisa and Robert Keller - Oswego, IL
Tina Bender Erb, 44, of Hartford, passed away Friday, July 17, 2009 at Borgess Medical Center.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 9:00 A.M. Wednesday, July 22, 2009 at St. Joseph Catholic Church of Watervliet, 179 Lucinda Lane in Watervliet with Father Gordon Green officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 5:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Tuesday at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan or Gabriel Foundation (The Gabriel Foundation.org). Those wishing to share a memory or sign the guest book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Tina was born March 6, 1965 in St. Joseph, MI to Robert & Fran (Myers) Bender. On October 22, 2004 she married David Erb. Tina worked as Bookkeeper at Don Young Insurance and at My Secret Garden Pet Store. Tina was an outgoing lady and avid pet and animal lover.
Tina is survived by her husband David Erb of Hartford; parents Fran & Don Young of Watervliet and Robert Bender & his partner Jane Cuthbert of Stevensville; three step-sons Danny Erb of Grand Rapids, Jermy Erb of Dowagiac, and Steve Erb of Watervliet; four step- brothers Jeff Young , Victor Cuthbert Jr., William Cuthbert, Mark Cuthbert; seven step- sisters Sue Young , Kim Young, Lori Colman, Elizabeth Bush, Gayle Hofbauer and Katherine Thayer.