Jack Warren Bartholmey, passed away on Wednesday, June 21st

Jack Warren Bartholmey, of Portage MI (formerly of St. Joseph) passed away in the arms of his loving wife Christine on Wednesday, June 21st.

Visitation and a celebration of Jack’s life will be held on Saturday, June 24thwith a luncheon following at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Services at 2650 Niles Road in St. Joseph.  Pastor Donna Keyte will be officiating.  Friends may visit with the family before the service, starting at 11:00.  The service will begin at noon. The family asks that memorial contributions be made to the SPCA of Southwest Michigan in Kalamazoo. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com

Jack was born on September 1, 1952 in Benton Harbor to George and Dorothy (Dietsch) Bartholmey. Jack graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1970 and Ferris State University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Business and was (and is) a member of Delta Sigma Phi.  After graduating from Ferris, Jack moved to California and eventually to Bend, Oregon before returning to Michigan in 1988.  He joined the sales team at WollinProducts in Stevensville, where he eventually met and married the love of his life Christine on June 8, 2001.  Together they spent almost 17 years, loving, laughing and living life to its fullest. Jack joined TRMI in Battle Creek in 2006, where he held positions in purchasing and recently as a New Products Coordinator. In his spare time, Jack was a talented artist, creating nightlights out of miniatures, each one unique and made with precision.  Jack and Christine traveled often, with their favorite destinations being Cancun, MX and Las Vegas.  Jack’s quick wit and dry sense of humor endeared him to all those who knew him.  No gathering was complete without Jack announcing ‘Shot Time!’

Jack is survived by his wife Christine, sister Pat Bartholmey and partner Wanda Manning (Wandaroo), stepsons Justin (Erin) Lotto and Joshua Lotto, grandson Harrison Lotto and best friend and fraternity brother Bruce (TC) Carlton. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and feline companion Loki.  Sleep well, lovie… the days and nights will be unbearably lonesome without you.

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