Allen L. Page, 88, passed away December 2, 2018

Allen L. “Al” Page, 88, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Sunday, December 2, 2018 at Spectrum Lakeland Health in St. Joseph. Mass of Christian Burial will take place 10:30 AM Friday, December 7, 2018 at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church. Father Ben Huynh will be the officiant. Military Honors will be presented by the North Berrien Military Rites Team immediately following Mass. Friends may visit Thursday, December 6, 2018 from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph. Al will be laid to rest Monday, December 10, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Coalition to Salute America’s Heroes or SOCKS (Save our Cats & Kittens). Those wishing to leave a message of condolence for the family may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Al was born April 3, 1930 in Grand Junction, MI to John & Ardis (Truesdale) Page. On January 13, 1951 he wed Marta Ortiz. On August 13, 1948 he joined the United States Army. Sgt. Page was honorably discharged after proudly serving his country during the Korean War in the 82nd Airborne on June 14, 1952. Upon returning home, Al & Marta raised their 4 children until her passing in 1989. Al had a passion for farming and anything outdoors. He farmed and worked at Modern Plastics as a foreman for over 40 years before retiring. On October 20, 1990 he wed Charlotte Aagenas in Benton Harbor, MI. Al was a former member of the Knights of Columbus in Watervliet and St Bernard’s Catholic Church. He was an avid gardener, which was shown in his love for nature and his natural green thumb. Al enjoyed collecting and making his own wines, watching the sunset over Lake Michigan, and taking drives in the country. His family and friends will remember him for his wonderful spirit, his ability to be make friends everywhere he went, and his love for sharing his life stories with everyone.

He is survived by his wife, Charlotte; children, Val (Thomas) Bury of Covert, Tina Cipriano of Whitewater, WI, Al Page Jr. of Coloma, Stephen (Lori) Page of Nashville, TN; step-children, Marc (Brenda) Aagenas of Whitmore Lake, MI, Barbara (Tom) Paup of Ann Arbor, Charles (Rita) Aagenas of Ann Arbor and Karen (Rick) Duffy of Chicago; 22 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren; siblings Maddie Brenner, Larry Page, Jim Page, Dolly Payne, and Ardis Schultz, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife Marta Page on September 21, 1989.




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