Donald R. Bish, 88, passed away March 15, 2020

Donald R. Bish, 88, of Stevensville, passed away on Sunday, March 15, 2020, at home.

A celebration of life service will be held at 11 am on Monday, March 23, 2020, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd. St. Joseph. Burial will follow in Crystal Springs Cemetery, Benton Harbor. Visitation will be held from 1-3 pm on Sunday, March 22, 2020, also at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service Monday. Memorial contributions may be made to donor’s choice. Those wishing to send a condolence online may do so at

Don was born on August 8, 1931, to Julius and Amelia Bish in Benton Harbor. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School in 1950. Professionally, Don’s career began as a projectionist at the State Theatre in Benton Harbor. He then worked at Whirlpool for fourteen years before joining the United States Postal Service where he retired after nearly fourteen years. Don loved listening to and playing classical music on his piano. He also enjoyed classic cars.

Don is survived by his nephews, David (Connie) Bush, Wendell (Merrily) Emery and life long friend, Larry (Shirley) Cole. He was preceded in death by his parents, Julius and Amelia Bish; brothers & sisters, Dorothy Richter, Leona Bish, Lillian Sivage, Edward Bish, Theodore “Pike” Bish, Helen Potter, Leocadia “Kittie” Cassin, Marian Bush, Elsie Bish, Pearl Sepp and nephews, Charles & Edward Bish. 

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