|North Shore Memory Gardens, Front Entrance|
The North Shore Memory Gardens located at 5027 Michigan (Rt.63) in Columa, Michigan was started in 1952-53. The site had been an orchard and farmland. Source: North Shore Memory Gardens Office.
Herman and Katherine (Batke) Fredrick and Arthur and Mary (Batke) Engler are buried here. Both sets of graves are in the Garden of Devotion section behind a beautifully crafted stone Bible monument.
|Garden of Devotion monument|
Herman Fredrick Obituary
Herman Fredrick, 70, of 1322 Wolcott, St. Joseph, died at 11:30 A.M. Tuesday in Mercy hospital. He was born Sept. 20, 1906, in Esk, Saskatchewan, Canada. Mr. Fredrick was a member of Trinity Lutheran church, St. Joseph and retired in 1971 from Whirlpool corporation, where he had been employed 44 years. He was a member of Whirlpool Old Timers club.
Surviving are his widow, Katherine; two sons, Donald W. Ypsilanti and Robert L., Salt Lake City, Utah; a daughter, Mrs. Robert (Jeanne) Hartman, Stevensville; two sisters, Mrs. Olga Schultz, Benton Harbor and Mrs. Ida Noack, Niles; a step brother, Adolph Lockman, Benton Heights and eight grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Friday in Trinity Lutheran church. Burial will be in North Shore Memory Gardens. Memorials may be made to the church. Friends may call at the Front funeral home, Benton Harbor.
The Herald-Palladium, Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, Michigan, April 20, 1977
See Children of Henry and Katherine Batke - Obituaries
Services will be held 10 a.m. Tuesday at Dey-Florin Chapel, Florin Funeral Services, St. Joseph, where visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. Burial will be in North Shore Memory Gardens. Memorial donations in memory of Mr. Engler may be made to Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Joseph.
Mr. Engler was born May 1, 1911, in Stevensville to Lorenz and Louise (Heyn) Engler. He retired in 1976 after 26 years of service as a security guard for Whirlpool Corporation. He was also a member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church of St. Joseph.
Survivors include his wife of 71 years, Mary (Batke), whom he married June 22, 1935, in St. Joseph; one daughter, Elaine Bush of St. Joseph; one son, Kenneth (Nok) Engler of Woodbridge, Va., and one brother charles Engler of St. Joseph. Also surviving are five grand-children and three great-grand-children. He was proceeded in death by a son, Charles Engler; five brothers and one sister.
The Herald Palladium, Benton Harbor-St. Joseph, MI, July 14, 2006, p. 5A, col. 5.