Herbert  Antonowitsch

Herbert W. Antonowitsch

Thursday, December 13th, 1951 - Friday, February 28th, 2020
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Herbert W. Antonowitsch, 68, of Benton Harbor, passed away, Friday, February 28, 2020 at Spectrum Heart Center in Grand Rapids.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 6:00 P.M. Friday, March 6, 2020 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph, with Pastor Ruth Zwald officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 until 6:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Memorial donations in Herb’s name may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital. Those wishing to sign Herb’s Memory Book online may do so at

Herb was born December 13, 1951 in Benton Harbor to Theodore & Gertraud (Wegner) Antonowitsch. He graduated from Benton Harbor High School, Class of 1970. Herb joined his Father Ted in the family business-Quality Builders, which he continued to operate, along with Scott Lake Campground in Bloomingdale, Michigan. In his free time, Herb enjoyed hunting & fishing, and spending time with his family and many friends, especially his grandchildren.

Herb is survived by his mother Gertraud Antonowitsch of St. Joseph; two sons-Erik (Brandy) Antonowitsch of Coloma, David (Cara) Antonowitsch of St. Joseph; two grandchildren-Ava & Isla Antonowitsch; his long-time significant other-Janet Loomis; two sisters-Chris (W.G. “Bo”) Smith of Sarasota, FL, Angelika (Bill) Colpitts of Rolling Prairie, IN; his brother Paul (Kris) Antonowitsch of Kalamazoo; two nephews-Kurt Antonowitsch & Ryan Colpitts; and friends too numerous to mention. He was preceded in death by his father Ted.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 4:00pm - 6:00pm
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 6:00pm
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 6:00pm
    Starks & Menchinger Chapel
    2650 Niles Rd.
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Memorial donations in Herb's name may be made to St. Jude Chirldren's Hospital


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Chris and Bo Smith

Posted at 04:12pm
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Sue Hahn Cartwright

Posted at 12:27pm
So very saddened hear about Herbie's passing. My heartfelt condolences to the entire Antonowitsch family. I have so many fond memories spending time at their house in Fairplain with Christi and the family. Herb was a great guy and will truly be missed. My prayers and comfort are with the family. Rest in peace Herbie.
Sue Hahn Cartwright

Christiana Smith Posted at 08:43pm

Sue, thank you for your kind words. We are all going to miss him. Herb’s sister, Chris Email:

Linda Castle-Nufer

Posted at 11:53am
Our prayers are with your family at this time Dave and I will miss Herb at the Lake, Herb was always ready to help any way he could He was a great person Linda and Dave


Posted at 12:08pm
Thinking of the family at this difficult time. Will surely miss my many talks with herb at the campground and his willingness to help whenever you needed him. Will always remember the fishing trips we shared with Dave and Erik. Fantastic man gone way too soon. Sincerely, Dale (val) Hall

Randall Hunt

Posted at 10:20am
I was shocked and saddened to hear of Herb’s passing. I will miss our Cubbie rants. I am glad to have known Herb. He enriched my time at Scott lake. My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. He did make a difference while he was here.
Randy Hunt

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