Louise Mae Berndt, age 91, passed away on June 14, 2019

Louise Mae Berndt, age 91, of St. Joseph, MI passed away peacefully on June 14, 2019 at the Hanson Hospice Center with her family at her side.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, June 24, 2019 at Starks and Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Rev. Dr. Chris Noffke officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2 to 4 PM., Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the funeral home and Monday morning, from 10:00 AM until the time of service. A private burial will be held at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. In lieu of flowers as an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be given to the Humane Society of Southwestern Michigan (5400 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI 49085) or Hospice at Home (4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, MI 49085). Those wishing to sign the on-line guest book or leave a message of comfort for the family may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com

Louise was born April 2, 1928 in Alberta, Canada to Arnold and Lenore (Thompson) Qually. She graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1946 and married Neil Berndt on April 16, 1950. He preceded her in death on December 31, 2017. Louise was a member of the Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ and the Eastern Star Chapter #234. Louise loved crafting, her animals, traveling the world and spending time with her family.

Louise is survived by her son, Brian of Stevensville, and his two children Bradford (Suzanna) of Kalamazoo and Alexandra (Spencer) of Minnesota; a daughter, Jillian (Rodney) Dykehouse and their son Matthew of Pennsylvania and daughter Meredith of Helsinki, Finland. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and daughter-in-law Elfie Schults-Berndt. 

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