Dave Boon, 80, passed away Saturday, June 24, 2017

Dave Boon, 80, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Saturday, June 24, 2017 at his home. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 A.M. Thursday at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church, 555 E. Delaware, Benton Harbor, with Fr. Harold Potter officiating. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery.  Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph.  Memorials may be made to St. John-St. Bernard Parish or Caring Circle Hospice.  Those wishing to sign Dave’s Memory Book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com

Dave was born February 3, 1937 to Royce W. Sr., & Charlotte (Kerns) Boon. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School, Class of 1955, and enlisted in the United States Navy, serving his country for three years during peace time.  It was there that he learned the art of photography.  On June 14, 1958 he married his high school sweetheart-the love of his life-Sandy DeWolff in Chincoteaque, VA.  Dave gained employment with Whirlpool in Benton Harbor, shortly after being discharged from the Navy. He retired in 1994 as manager of the photo lab, after more than thirty years.   

Dave was a member of St. John-St. Bernard Parish, the Professional Photographers of America & the Whirlpool Old Timers. He loved his Lord Jesus and was a man of deep faith, great principals and admired by many. Dave was a kind, wise & thoughtful man who cherished the time spent with his family.  The home he and Sandy created in Benton Harbor is a sanctuary for many species of birds and other area wild life. He enjoyed the time spent there watching God’s creatures. 

Dave is survived by his children-Brent Boon of Louisville, KY, Heather Pitcher of Columbus, OH, Jarrett Boon of Phoenix, AZ; eight grandchildren-Cameron & Jordan Boon, Carson, Griffin & Clark Pitcher, Jory, Jace & Brynn Boon; his brother Royce Boon, Jr. of Arlington, TX; and several nieces & nephews. He was preceded in death by his loving wife Sandy on July 14, 2008, his parents, and two sisters-Maureen Padgett & Joyce Talbert.  




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