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Robert E. Stringer

February 17, 1925 — April 27, 2016

Robert Edward Stringer, 91, of Stevensville, fell asleep in Jesus on Wednesday, April 27, 2016, at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville.

A Memorial Service will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, May 7, at the Village Seventh-day Adventist Church, 635 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, with Pastor Donald Inglish officiating. The family will welcome friends starting at 3 p.m. A meal will be provided after the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Michigan City SDA Church, the Village SDA Church, or Hospice at Home. Allred Funeral Home, Berrien Springs, is assisting the family with arrangements, and online messages may be left at

Bob was born February 17, 1925, in South Bend, to George Franklin and Mary Mabel (Gillaspy) Stringer.  He attended the SDA elementary school in South Bend. The family then moved to Berrien Springs for him to attend EMC Academy, from which he graduated in 1943. The family attended church at the Old Courthouse building, which at that time housed the Village SDA church. He attended EMC college one year, then Union College in Lincoln, Nebraska, with a two-year pre-dentistry degree. He married Gladys Pearl Covert on January 18, 1947, in Michigan City. He worked at Josam Manufacturing for many years in shipping and inventory control, then most recently in his retirement years at Packaging Group. He served as Head Elder and Church Treasurer in the Michigan City church for many years.

Bob is survived by his wife, Gladys; children: Linda (Edgar) Lockwitz of Stevensville, Robert B. (Susan) Stringer of Berrien Springs, Kurtis (Kathy) Stringer of W. Sacramento, California, and Matthew (Ruth) Stringer of Arcadia, Indiana; 10 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister, Virginia; and brother, James.


Village Seventh-day Adventist Church
635 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

Memorial Service:
Village Seventh-day Adventist Church
635 St. Joseph Avenue, Berrien Springs, MI 49103

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