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Jeffrey David "Jeff", Sternburgh

Jeffrey David "Jeff", Sternburgh
  • July 27, 1969 - March 13, 2017
  • Kalamazoo, Michigan
  • Mackenzie Sternburgh
    c/o Advia Credit Union
    Kalamazoo, MI
  • Jim Gilmore, Jr. Community Healing
    1910 Shaffer Street
    Kalamazoo, MI 49048

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“May the peace of God be with you ”
1 of 12 | Posted by: Sheila - Phoenix, AZ

“May the peace of God be with your family. ”
2 of 12 | Posted by: James Moore - Indianapolis, IN

“When good men die their goodness does not perish. ”
3 of 12 | Posted by: Al Harris

“So sorry to hear of your loss. Please continue to look into Gods Word the Bible for comfort. ”
4 of 12 | Posted by: D R

“I'm going to miss you brother! Many happy memories. I'm sorry we grew apart and life got in the way. I love you Bro!! ”
5 of 12 | Posted by: Jeff Edgerly - South Bend, IN

“Jeff always had a big smile and kind word for everyone. I remember road tripping to Windsor, Canada with him and another friend for fun. He was...Read More »
6 of 12 | Posted by: Keenan Crandall-Seko - Chico, CA

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. ”
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“May hearts of sadness be filled with joy as you reflect on the memories of your loved one. Keep in mind that God is willing and is ready to give you...Read More »
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“We are so deeply sorry for your loss. Please know that your family is in our thoughts and prayers.Aj and Lysanne Harma ”
9 of 12 | Posted by: Lysanne Harma

“Jeff was an integral member of the Gull Lake High School Boys' Soccer teams which won Conference championships in 1985 and 1986. He left his mark as...Read More »
10 of 12 | Posted by: Lee Newland - Richland, MI

“Sorry for the loss of your loved one. Glad to hear Jeffrey lived a rich, full life.May the God of all comfort, grant you peace in these difficult...Read More »
11 of 12 | Posted by: Bryant Johnson - Modesto, CA

“Jeff is a very kind, gentle person. He is a good father, quick to smile and cared about everyone. He is loved and will be missed. ”
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Jeffrey David "Jeff" Sternburgh of Kalamazoo, MI

Jeff, age 47, died Monday morning, March 13, 2017 at Borgess Medical Center, Kalamazoo, MI.

Jeff, the son of Barbara J. (Kuilema) Skinner, was born in Kalamazoo on July 27, 1969; was a lifetime area resident and a 1987 graduate of Gull Lake High School. He was the owner and operator of his own painting business. Jeff was a soccer fanatic having played in high school and after graduation; was a comic book aficionado; loved to watch all kinds of movies and enjoyed all sports especially football, but his passion in life was his daughter, Kenzie.

Surviving is his mom and dad; Barb and Bob Skinner of Kalamazoo; his daughter, Mackenzie Sternburgh of Richland, MI; two sisters, Heidi (James) Laser and Melanie (Scott) Krieg, both of Kalamazoo; three step-siblings, Rhonda (Allen) Breon of Clarksville, MD and twins, Michael Skinner of Portage, MI and Richard Skinner of San Diego, CA; a nephew, Benjamin Krieg of Kalamazoo his father, James R. Sternburgh of Wheaton, IL and his four-legged best friend, Charlie, the Shih Tzu. Jeff was preceded in death by his maternal and paternal grandparents.

A Memorial Gathering to celebrate Jeff's life will be held on Saturday, March 25th from 1:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m. at the Weatherstone Village Clubhouse, 5210 Mash Arbor Trail, Kalamazoo, MI 49004. Final interment will be in Prairie Home Cemetery, Richland. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Jeff's honor may be directed to Mackenzie's Educational Trust Fund, c/o Advia Credit Union in Kalamazoo or the Jim Gilmore, Jr. Community Healing, 1910 Shaffer Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49048. The Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Richland Chapel (269-629-6022) is assisting Jeff's family with his arrangements.