Joseph Ray Ankli

Joseph Ray Ankli, 40, of Benton Harbor passed away Friday, January 20, 2017 in Benton Harbor, MI.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 4:00 P.M. Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Tom Bird officiating. Friends may visit from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. Sunday at the funeral home. Those wishing to share a memory of Joseph online may do so at

Joseph was born November 8, 1976 in St. Joseph, MI to Ray A. and Linda (Kaiser) Ankli. Joseph was an avid University of Michigan Fan and enjoyed fishing, hunting and spending time with friends and family.

Joseph is survived by his children, Caitlyn Ankli, and Noah Ankli of Portage; mother, Linda Hurst of Benton Harbor; sister Karla Sauder of Battle Creek; brother Edward Sauder of Baroda; and many nieces and nephews.

Joseph was preceded in death by his father Ray A. Ankli.

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