Raymond E. Stainbrook, Sr., 90, of South Haven, passed away Tuesday, September 21, 2021 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was born November 15, 1930 to Robert and Iva (Olcott) Stainbrook in South Haven. Raymond married Mary Oisten on July 4, 1953 at First Baptist Church of Allegan and they shared 68 years of marriage before his passing. Raymond served his country in the United States Army after World War II building bridges in Germany. He then worked as a molder at Bohn Aluminum in South Haven for 35 years until his retirement in 1996. He was a simple man, not comfortable in crowds, but quiet and extremely kind and generous. Raymond always took care of his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents – Robert and Iva Stainbrook; brothers- Art, Bobby, and Elwood Stainbrook; and sisters – Barbara and Luella Stainbrook.
Raymond is survived by his wife – Mary Stainbrook; children – Carl Oisten of South Haven, Terry Stainbrook of Arkansas, Bonnie (Jim) Beckwith of Niles, Joseph Stainbrook of South Haven, Kevin (Ruth) Stainbrook of Tennessee, Ray Stainbrook of Holland, Susan (Roy) Richmond of South Haven, David Stainbrook of Florida, and John Stainbrook of South Haven; fifteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Visitation will be held Sunday, September 26, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. at Filbrandt Chapel in South Haven, Michigan. Funeral services will take place Monday, September 27th at 11:00 A.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Jerry Koller officiating. Raymond will be laid to rest at Stephenson Cemetery in Casco Township, Michigan.
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