Danny Ray Cole, 52, passed away February 3, 2020

Danny Ray Cole, 52, of Baroda, MI passed away on Monday-February 3, 2020. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home – 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI.

Danny was born on May 30, 1967 in Benton Harbor, MI to the late Melton and Peggy (Tate) Cole. On July 2, 1993 he married his best friend and the love of his life, Janice Elaine Guzicki.

Danny was friendly with a sharp sense of humor and genuine smile that brightened a room. He will be most remembered for his great kindness; he was always willing to lend a hand to anyone. His amazing qualities made him someone who was truly loved by everyone who knew him.

Danny was employed by Boelcke Heating and Cooling. He was proud of his 23+ years working there and loved his work family.

Danny is survived by his loving wife – Janice; sisters-Patricia (Daniel) McCrery, Corey (Michael) Hoffman both of St. Joseph; brother-Robert (Jennifer) Atherton of St. Joseph; half-sister Mary (Atlee) McFellan of Galesburg, MI; half-brother Jim Eberwein of Missouri; and numerous nieces, nephews, and great nieces and great nephews. Preceding Danny in death are his parents – Melton and Peggy, brother David Wheat and his step-mother Beverly Cole.

Visitation with the family will take place on Sunday, February 9 from 1:00 – 4:00 pm at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home. A Celebration of Life service will take place immediately following at 4:00 pm. The family will host a reception following the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the donor’s choice. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com 

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