Catherine Berry

Catherine A Berry (Rybarczyk)

Thursday, May 5th, 1960 - Friday, May 22nd, 2020
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Catherine “Cat” A. Berry, 60, of St. Joseph, MI passed away on Friday, May 22, 2020 at Spectrum Health Lakeland Hospital. Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, MI.

Cat was born on May 5, 1960 in St. Joseph, MI to the late Jack and Patricia (Wenzler) Rybarczyk. She was a 1978 graduate of St. Joseph High School. Cat worked in customer support at Whirlpool for about 14 years, retiring in 2015. She was always the life of the party, having a contagious laugh, and being loved by all. Cat was an avid Green Bay Packers fan, following in her father’s footsteps. She was also a NASCAR fan and a very good pool player. She will be missed by her family and many friends.

Cat is survived by her three sisters, Donna (Tim) Case, Debbie (Tom) Pearson and Jackie (Jon) Ruppel all of St. Joseph; nieces, Jessica (Jason) Flowers, Joni Case, Tricia (Justin) Smith, Nicole (Dustin) Van Harn and Kali (Kyle) Abbott; a grand-niece, five grandnephews and many cousins.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Friday-June 12, 2020 at 3:00pm at Starks & Menchinger Funeral Home in St. Joseph, MI. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 2:00-3:00pm at the funeral home prior to the service. Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Friends wishing to leave the family a message of condolence may do so at
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Kurt Lohrke

Posted at 06:16pm
Thanks for all the great times Cathy. You and your family were a treasure to know. You have been on my mind through all these years and will continue to be. Tell your Mom hello and until we meet again some day- keep that smile going! Kurt Lohrke

Erin Lott

Posted at 10:50pm
I have nothing but fond memories of Cathy and her smiling face. I will miss her cheer. Condolences to the family. Jackie, feel for you, so sorry. ; Dee

Janet Smith

Posted at 08:59pm
What I remember most about Cathy was she was always happy and smiling! Thinking of all of the family and sending our condolences. So sorry for your loss.

Patricia Crouchet

Posted at 12:49am
When I think of Cathy I remember how humorous, witty and clever she was. She loved to laugh and have fun. She was the life of a party. I have many wonderful memories of her. She will be missed and I’ll always think of her with a smile. Rest In Peace ,Cathy

Jimmy Gibons

Posted at 11:05am
Kind heart ❤️ contagious laugh the life of the party loyal sister, daughter, aunt and family member. I was blessed to be her cousin and wish we could have had more time with her. I remember crying when the family would leave Memphis after the most fun summers ever In our youth and I cried when she left the earth. I didn’t get to spend a lot of time with her later but felt kindred to her with shared experiences of youth and growing older. I was so blessed to get to see her one last time at her moms passing and got one last Cathy hug which I will always cherish. Condolences to my family as you all grieve her passing and peace as you celebrate her life.

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