Frank P. Nemeth, 88, of White Pigeon, died Thursday, June 16, 2011, at Thurston Woods Village in Sturgis, after an extended illness.
He was a corporal in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II served in the Pacific.
He was born July 5, 1922, in Galatia, Ill., a child of Gabor and Lena (Lorenz) Nemeth. He had been a resident of White Pigeon since 2000, coming from Yuma, Ariz., where he lived 19 years, coming from White Pigeon.
On June 10, 1950, he married Beverly J. Hagen in Sturgis.
He was a farmer and carpenter, and was employed by Goods Trailer Manufacturing in Constantine for 10 years. He also was a hay farmer in Yuma.
He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Pigeon.
He was a member of Swartz-VanFleet Post #138 American Legion in White Pigeon and Knights of Columbus of White Pigeon. He enjoyed carpentry, woodworking, quilting and gardening.
Surviving are his wife, Beverly J. Nemeth of White Pigeon; a daughter, Linda M. Nemeth-Allam of Sturgis; two grandsons, Christopher M. Swager of Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minn., and Benjamin D. Smith of Phoenix; a sister, Grace (Daniel) Tully of Connecticut; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers; and three sisters.
Visitation is 1-3 p.m. and 5-7 p.m. Monday at Farrand Funeral Home in White Pigeon. A Rosary service is Monday evening at the funeral home.
A funeral service is at 11 a.m. Tuesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in White Pigeon, with the Rev. Robert Moss officiating.
Burial will follow in White Pigeon Township Cemetery, with full military rites by Swartz-VanFleet Post #138 of White Pigeon.
Donations may be made to the Veterans Home in Battle Creek. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.