Marguarite “Marge” R. Beutter, 91, passed away on September 14, 2018

Marguarite “Marge” R. Beutter, 91, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018, at Caretel Inns of Lakeland.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, at 10:30 AM, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 220 Church St., St. Joseph, with Father Ben Huynh officiating. Friends may visit with the family on Friday, September 21, 2018, from 4PM until 6PM at Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church, Lake Michigan Catholic Schools or The American Red Cross. Those wishing to leave a condolence online may do so at

Marge was born on June 6, 1927, to Julius & Margaret (Giersch) Rudnick in Stevensville. She graduated from St. Joseph Catholic High School. On August 21, 1971, Marge married Edmund “Bud” J. Beutter in St. Joseph. She worked as a General Office Secretary for multiple companies, the most recent being the Veterans Office in Stevensville, where she retired in 1990. Marge enjoyed volunteering her time. She volunteered for the American Red Cross for over 20 years and at St. Joseph Catholic Church where she was also a member. Most of all, Marge loved to spend her time with her family.

Marge is survived by her children, Diane (Edwin) Phillips of St. Joseph, Jane (John) Walzak of Niles and Jeffrey Hassler of Pittsboro, NC; step-children Susan Bloom of Boise, ID, Eric Beutter of Pensacola, FL, Judy Mendenall of Boise, ID, Patrick (Charlene)  Beutter of Benton Harbor, MI and Mimi Beutter of Boise, ID; three grandchildren Tony (Teresa) Phillips, Aaron Williams and Jennifer (Rob) Penrod; and seventeen great-grandchildren.

Marge was preceded in death by her parents Julius & Margaret Rudnick; husband, Edmund “Bud” Beutter; siblings, Virginia Carlson, Frances Tindall and Joseph Rudnick; and daughter-in-law Donna Carle.

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