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“Bob loved a spirited conversation, a good card game, and traveling around the countryside where he knew the best places to get almost anything. He...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Eugene N Schultz - Granite Bay, CA

“Dear Carole -- We feel fortunate to have reconnected with Uncle Bob later in our lives and were very grateful to him for sharing so many good...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Kirschten

“In loving memory. Thoughts and prayers going out to everyone. May memories bring peace. Tom & Deb Carter ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Deb Carter - MI

“Carole, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. If there is anything you need please don't hesitate to ask. Chris ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Chris Brule - St Joseph, MI

“Butch and I were sorry to her of Bob's passing. We both have a lot of good memories of time spent at the Silver Dollar. I was proud to work there...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Suki Akens-Feldten - MI - friend

“My brother-in-law Bob was a good man. Stubborn at times, but a kind and generous man. He helped a lot of people over the hump. He was good to my...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Gloria Agay - St. Joseph, MI

“Carol and Family sorry for your loss. Many many fun times at the Silver Dollar and many great burgers. Glad you had many good years together. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Roger Ballard - Battle Creek, MI

“Carole; I am so sorry for your loss. I wish I could be there with you. He will definitely be missed. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Connie Odom - Warren, AR

Robert "Bob" Demkovich, 87, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at Caretel Inns in St. Joseph.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 8, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 211 Church St., St. Joseph with Fr. James Morris officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M. with a Rosary Recited at 3:30 P.M. Sunday, July 7, 2013 at Starks & Menchinger Chapel and Cremation Service, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph Catholic Church. Those wishing to share a memory of Bob online may do so at

Bob was born April 6, 1926 in Whiting, IN to Joseph & Mary (Balon) Demkovich. He served his country in the United States Army. On April 27, 1973 he married Nadine McNitt and she preceded him in 1980. Than on December 20, 1996 he married Carole Schultz in Jensen Beach, FL. Bob was the owner of the Silver Dollar in St. Joseph, MI and also worked for Whirlpool Corporation and Thisen Clemens oil Company in St. Joseph. He was a member of the St. Joseph Elks #544, Benton Harbor American Legion #105, and was a member of the Knights of Columbus #3798 in Paw Paw. In his spare time he enjoyed traveling with his wife to their winter home in Florida.

Robert is survived by his wife Carole Demkovich of Benton Harbor; step-daughter Constance Odom of Arkansas; step-son Earl (Cammie) Pillivant of Dowagiac; many grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sister-in-law Gloria Agay and brother-in-law Eugene (Irene) Schultz. Bob was preceded in death by his parents, first wife Nadine, two brothers Joseph and John Demkovich and three sisters Helen Butgereit, Mary Forney and Betty Ender.