Joseph W. “Joe” Kreighbaum, 77, a resident of Shady Rest for 31 years, died of natural causes at 9:45 p.m. on Saturday, May 12, 2001. Joe had lived at Walnut Creek Nursing Home, 309 Kingston Ave., for the past two years. Born in West Twp., Plymouth, the son of Archie Ray and Irene Alfa Ringer Kreighbaum on Nov. 19, 1923, Joe attended West High School. Never married, he worked for the Marshall County Farm Bureau Co-Op, was a farm laborer and had worked at Markley’s Meat Processing plant. As a pastime, Joe enjoyed playing checkers and watching baseball games. Since the early 40s, he was a member of the Plymouth Wesleyan Church and attended Sunrise Chapel. Joe is survived by a brother, Dale and his wife Melba Kreighbaum of Plymouth. A brother-in-law, Bill Gottschalk, Sun Lakes, Ariz. and sister-in-law, Kathryn Kreighbaum, of Plymouth. Several nieces and nephews, also survive. Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Ray Kreighbaum, a brother, Arthur Kreighbaum, an infant brother and Violet Gottschalk a sister. Friends are invited to visit with the family on Monday, May 14, 2001, from 5 to 8 p.m. in the Johnson-Danielson Funeral Home, 1100 N. Michigan St., Plymouth. Funeral services, officiated by the Rev. Rustin Krapfl, pastor of the Sunrise Chapel, will be held in the funeral home on Tuesday, May 15, 2001, at 11 a.m. Burial will be in Oakhill Cemetery. Memorial gifts in Joe’s memory may be made to the World Missionary Press, The Gideons or Sunrise Chapel.
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