Arthur “Art” Tetzlaff, 80, passed away peacefully on August 18

Arthur “Art” Tetzlaff, 80, of Stevensville, MI passed away peacefully on August 18, 2017 at his home with his family at his side. A Celebration of Life Service will be held Monday, August 21, 2017 at 10:00 AM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph with Rev. Scott Bowie officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM Sunday August 20, 2017 at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Caring Circle Hospice or St. Jude’s Research Hospital. Those wishing to sign Art’s guestbook may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com.

 Art was born June 10, 1937 to Arthur and Leone (Rohleder) Tetzlaff in South Bend, IN. He married Joyce Greenwood on May 7, 1960. He proudly served his country in the U S Army Reserves for 8 years.  Art worked for AEP for 42 years starting at Twin Branch in Mishawaka and retiring from D.C. Cook Plant in Bridgeman.

 He is survived by his wife Joyce; children Jim (April) Tetzlaff of St. Joseph, MI and Jill (Bob) Bonnell of Mishawaka, IN; daughter-in-law Tina (Robb) Tetzlaff-Wallis; grandchildren Jake, Kasi, Damon, Jason, Corey, Zack, Ben, Brett, Jenny, Heather and Ashley; great-grandchildren Kennedy, Leona, Jovie, Sebastian, Kyan, and Lillith; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Jay and Diane Greenwood; sister-in-law Karyl Tetzlaff; nephew Adam; nieces Cara and Marnie; and great-nephew Aiden. Art was preceded in death by his parents and son Rick.

 The family would like to extend a special thank you to Caring Circle Hospice and the staff at Lakeland Hospital.




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