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Melinda R. Studeman

December 22, 1964 October 26, 2018
Melinda R. Studeman
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Obituary for Melinda R. Studeman

Melinda R. Studeman, age 53 of Lecanto, Florida, and former resident of Sturgis passed away Friday morning October 26, 2018 at the VITAS Inpatient Hospice Unit in Lecanto.
She was born December 22, 1964 in Sturgis, Michigan daughter of Kenneth and Joyce (Balk) Studeman.
Melinda resided in Florida since 2005. Prior to moving to Florida she lived in Illinois and her early life was spent in Sturgis where she was a graduate of Sturgis High School with the class of 1983. She continued her education in the field of psychology at Judson College in Elgin, Illinois.
Most of Melinda’s working life was involved in mental health. She had been employed by the Elgin Mental Health Center, Ann Kiley Mental Health Center and worked as a personal care assistant. She also worked as a secretary at Abbott Laboratories in Illinois, security guard at Abbott Laboratories in Sturgis, she was a taxi cab driver, worked as a waitress and bartender and for one year traveled throughout the United States with a renaissance festival company and continued to participate in local festivals for several years.
She was a past member of Captain John J. Kelley Post #1355 VFW Auxiliary and Women of the Moose Chapter #613 where many will remember her calling BINGO numbers and she enjoyed Geocaching and was a true lover of cats.
She is survived by her parents Joyce (David Hartley) Munn of Lecanto, Florida and Kenneth (Kathaleen) Studeman of Sturgis; one brother: Jason (Wilma) Studeman of Sturgis; half-sister: Anna (Kyle) Hongisto of Gainesville, Florida; two step-brothers: David (Tammy) Pagels and Doug (Christine) Pagels both of Sturgis; step-sister: Martha (Don) Cherrington of Sturgis; several nieces and nephews and her two cats: Mommy and Storm.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Leo and Mary Balk and Lawrence and Edith Studeman and nephew: Tyler Studeman.
The family will receive friends from 3:00 - 6:00 P.M. Friday at the Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 114 S. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-2331. Funeral services celebrating the life of Melinda R. Studeman will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday at the First Baptist Church of Sturgis. The Rev. Jim Pearson will officiate. Entombment will follow the service at the Sturgis Memorial Gardens Mausoleum.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Melinda’s memory consider Hospice of Citrus County, 10 Regina Blvd., Beverly Hills, FL 34465.
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3:00 PM 11/2/2018 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 11/2/2018 6:00:00 PM
Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

114 S. Nottawa Street
Sturgis, MI 49091

Hackman Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes
114 S. Nottawa Street Sturgis 49091 MI
United States





2:00 PM 11/3/2018 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church

1050 E. Fawn River Rd.
Sturgis, MI 49091

First Baptist Church
1050 E. Fawn River Rd. Sturgis 49091 MI
United States

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Sturgis Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

27751 Fawn River Road
Sturgis, Michigan 49091

27751 Fawn River Road Sturgis 49091 Michigan
United States

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