Jack Cronk

Jack Cronk

Tuesday, August 29th, 1944 - Tuesday, September 22nd, 2020
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Jack Matthew Cronk, 76, of St. Joseph, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at Spectrum Lakeland Heath Service.

A private Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at Riverview Cemetery, 2925 Niles Road, St Joseph, MI. Memorials may be made to Caring Circle of Lakeland, 4025 Health Park LN, St. Joseph, MI 49085 or the American Lung Association P.O. Box 11039, Lewiston, ME 04243. Those wishing to sign Jack’s Memory Book online may do so at Arrangements have been entrusted to Starks & Menchinger Chapel & Cremation Services.

Jack was born August 29, 1944 in Elkhart, IN to Jack & Lavere (Matthews) Cronk. He graduated from Elkhart High school and then completed his education at Purdue University with a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Management. On June 4, 1966 he married Diane Forry at Saint Paul’s Methodist Church in Elkhart. Jack worked for Whirlpool Corporation as an International Steel Buyer and retired after 37 years of service in 2001. Jack enjoyed boating on Lake Michigan, duck hunting in Allegan and was a professional level water skier. He loved playing golf at Indian Lake Golf Course with the Missing Links and the Berrien County Golf League. Jack was a member of Fairplain Presbyterian Church in Benton Harbor.

Jack is survived by his wife, Diane Cronk; son, Ryan (Deanna) Cronk of Caledonia, MI; grandsons, Matthew Cronk of Caledonia; Nathan Cronk of Ft Drum NY, and Isaac Cronk of Caledonia; brother, Bill (Dorothy) Cronk of Zanesville, OH. Jack was preceded in death by his parents and son Eric Cronk.
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    Riverview Cemetery
    2925 Niles Road
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
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A private Celebration of Life Service will be held at a later date at Riverview Cemetery, 2925 Niles Road, St Joseph, MI


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Jeff Yircott

Posted at 12:20pm
I was very fortunate to work with Jack when I started in Purchasing at Whirlpool. I watched him treat suppliers (and everyone else) with dignity and respect and learned that the buyer/seller relationship should be mutually beneficial and not adversarial. A truly good guy and a class-act. Sincere condolences to all of Jack's family.

Jeff Yircott

Barb Ashley

Posted at 08:23am
I waited on Jack at Martin’s and what a nice man he was.
Take care Diane and know that he is in a better place than
we are and he doesn’t have to wear a mask. So sorry.

Pat Crow Stephen

Posted at 11:23am
Jack was a dear friend of my dad, (Bud Crow). Hopefully they meet up in Heaven. So sorry for the family. May Jack RIP
Pat Crow Stephen

Shumieka Washington

Posted at 05:30pm
Condolences to the family

Richard MacLeod

Posted at 10:37am
I was in a golf league with Jack and it was always a pleasure when we golfed together. My sincerest condolences to his family.

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