Brandon William Arend

Brandon William Arend

Brandon William Arend, 16, of St. Joseph, passed away unexpectedly, Monday, August 4, 2014 at home.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 2:00 P.M. Saturday, August 9, 2014 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph with Pastor Jon Bendewald officiating.  Burial will follow at Ruggles Cemetery, Baroda.  Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 until 8:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home.  Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society of Southwest Michigan. Those wishing to sign Brandon’s Memory Book online may do so

Brandon was born December 2, 1997 in St. Joseph.  He was a student at Lakeshore High School and was employed as a cook at The Library in Benton Harbor and The Buck in St. Joseph.  Brandon participated in wrestling and football during Jr. High & High School at St. Joseph and Lakeshore Schools.  He thoroughly enjoyed sports and liked spending time with his friends.  Brandon was an ambitious and driven young man.  He was always appreciative of his family and friendships.  He will be greatly missed.

Brandon is survived by his mother Denise Arend of St. Joseph; his sister Veronica Arend of St. Joseph; his grandparents-John & Jae Breidenstine of Dumfries, VA; his great-grandmother Marian Arend of Baroda; and numerous aunts, uncles & cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandfather Gregory Arend on January 29, 1999.




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