John C. Kronos, Jr., 94, of Stevensville, passed away on Friday, April 24, 2020, at Cartel Inns of Lakeland.
A private family service will be held at Lincoln Township Cemetery, with a public Celebration of Life Service to be announced at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Al-Anon in Stevensville. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.
John was born on January 5, 1926 in St. Joseph to John Sr. & Martha (Bueack) Kronos. He grew up on his family’s farm in Stevensville. John enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943 and proudly served his country before he was honorably discharged. He returned to school and graduated from Stevensville High School, Class of 1947. He then married the love of his life Arlene Marks on June 17, 1950 in St. Joseph. John worked as a Welder for Whirlpool before his retirement. He was a proud member of the Stevensville American Legion, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and Al-Anon Club of Stevensville. John enjoyed riding his BMW motorcycle, traveling and camping in his camper with his family.
John is survived by his daughters, Linda (Robert) Seaman of Breedsville, MI and Susan (James) Soteriou of Berrien Springs; grandchildren Shane Soteriou and Kyle (Kaity) Soteriou; and great-grandchildren Aiden Soteriou and Wyatt Soteriou.
John was preceded in death by his wife Arlene on August 19, 1997, his parents, and two sisters, Joan Pelkey & Mildred Peterson.