Jake Paschall Jr., 93, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019

Jake Paschall Jr., 93, passed away peacefully on Saturday, Jan. 19, 2019, at his Stevensville home.

A celebration of life service will he held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, Jan. 24, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph, with the Rev. David Stout officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery. Family and friends may visit from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, also at the funeral home, and one hour prior to the service on Thursday from 10-11 a.m. Memorial contributions may be made to Riverview Park Christian Church or Caring Circle. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Jake was born on July 5, 1925, in Bowling Green, Ky., to Jake Sr. and Anna (Manley) Paschall, and was raised in Paris, Tenn. After graduating high school, Jake enlisted in the United States Army, where he served in Europe during World War II. After returning home, he attended the University of Tennessee and majored in accounting and graduated Phi Beta Kappa. After graduation Jake moved to Michigan so he could be closer to family.

He worked for the accounting firm of Robert T. Herkner for several years, then Whirlpool Corporation, where he retired after 33 years of service. While at Whirlpool, Jake earned his MBA from Michigan State University. He also met and married the love of his life, Maxine Bailey, on Dec. 13, 1980. Jake was a fitness enthusiast and a member of the YMCA, where he served on the Board of Directors. Jake also served the Department of Human Services for 15 years, United Way committees, chairman of Finance Committee for Mercy-Memorial Hospital fund drive and the board of Riverview Park Christian Church. Jake and Maxine enjoyed skiing, Notre Dame football, biking, jogging, going to the Southwest Michigan Symphony, Southwest Michigan Economics Club and enjoying New Year’s Eve at Tosi’s.

Jake is survived by nieces, Beverly (Nick) Oritz of Belmont, Calif., and Paula (John) Olds of Coloma; nephew, Jan (Abbie) Edwards of Flower Mound, Texas; Maxine’s children: Madeleine (Rick) Harris, Brett (Cindy) Bailey, Ken (Joy) Bailey, Lisa (Terry) Teeter and Laura Bailey; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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