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“Hi Andy and Wally, so sorry to hear about your dad. Sorry I was not able to get to the Funeral. My heart is with you and you are in my prayers. Love...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Aunt Nonie

“I have wonderful memories of growing up and spending time with my Uncle Jerry and Aunt Bev. My love and prayers go out to my cousins, Wally and Andy...Read More »
2 of 7 | Posted by: Wendy Gearing- Reeves

“I worked with Jerry at Wolverine and he was a gentle caring man who took such good care of his first wife during her illness and I was lucky to see...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Meredith A Morrow

“Charlotte and Family, We are so sorry for the loss of Jerry. Jerry was a very special person who was lots of fun and enjoyed life. God Be with You...Read More »
4 of 7 | Posted by: Bruce & Jan Edelberg

“My deepest sympathy to Wally, Andy and the Sotnyk families. ”
5 of 7 | Posted by: Michele Volpe-Jarvis

“My sympathy to Jerrys Wife and Children. I will never forget Jerry and will remember him with the deapest regard. ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Penny (Lewis) Wilcox

“The entire staff at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home wishes to extend our sympathy to your family ”
7 of 7 | Posted by: Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home


Jerry Sotnyk, 62, of Dowagiac, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2004 at Lakeland Hospital, St. Joseph.


A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church, 66325 M-152, Sister Lakes, with Rev. David Schaller officiating. Cremation with burial of ashes will follow the service at North Shore Memory Gardens, Coloma. Friends may call from 5-8 P.M. Friday at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church. Those wishing to share a memory or sign the guest book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.


Mr. Sotnyk was born December 18, 1941, in Poland. He was employed by Whirlpool in St. Joseph for many years. Jerry retired from Wolverine Metal Stamping Inc. of St. Joseph as a tool & die maker. On June 30, 1961 he married the former Beverly Gearing in Coloma. She preceded him in death on September 19, 1994. On October 7, 1996, he married the former Charlotte Bates in Sister Lakes. Jerry was a member of Reedemer Lutheran Church in Sister Lakes.


Jerry is survived by his wife Charlotte; two sons-Wally (Chris) Sotnyk of New Baden, IL, Andy (Angela) Sotnyk of Inver Grove Heights, MN; step-son-Charles (Connie) Wittorp of Sister Lakes; two step-daughters-Melody (Mark) Wildeman of Gaylord, MI, April (Tom) Fox of Niles, MI; & seventeen grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his first wife Beverly and his mother Olga Sotnyk.