2017-08-17 / Obituaries

Stanley Chatfield II

Stanley Spencer Chatfield II, 85, of St. Ignace, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2017, at his home.

He was born November 23, 1931, to Stanley Chatfield and Ardell Rawlings in Denver, Colorado.

Mr. Chatfield grew up in the Detroit area. After high school, he attended seminary college in Dearborn.

He married Lorene Bennett November 20, 1953, in Angola, Indiana. The couple made their home in the Detroit area, where they reared their family. In 1987, they moved to Pellston.

Mrs. Chatfield died December 29, 2013.

He married the former Vernice Faleris August 9, 2015, in St. Ignace, where the couple made their home.

Mr. Chatfield was a member of Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church in Burt Lake.

He held many jobs throughout his lifetime, including insurance salesman, selling adding machines, typewriters, and calculators, plumbing and heating associate, as well as serving as an associate pastor at Faith Baptist Church in Dearborn Heights, and then as an associate pastor at Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church. Mr. Chatfield also sold Christian books for more than 40 years to different bookracks in Algonac.

Mr. Chatfield enjoyed reading, bird watching, playing golf, and playing board and card games.

He is survived by his wife, Vernice; children and their families, Patricia and John Christensen of Dyer, Indiana, Robin and Bill Biscorner of Memphis, and Stanley III “Rusty” and Betty Chatfield of Levering; 19 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; stepchildren and their families, Melinda and Linn Merindorf of Mason, Trevor and Laura Laws of Carlsbad, California, Bibiana and Nathan Krall of Springfield, Georgia, Valentina and David Anderson of Oakwood Hills, Illinois, Katrina and Eric Motcheck of Mason, Elsa and Sean Heenan of Dansville, and Keewaydin and Randi Laws of Houston, Texas; 15 step-grandchildren, and one step-greatgrandchild.

In addition to his parents and his first wife, Mr. Chatfield was preceded in death by a brother, Ross Chatfield; two grandchildren, Johnathan and Jacob; a son-inlaw, Juan, and an adopted son, Ed Bennett.

Services were held Saturday, August 12, at 11 a.m. at Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church with the Reverend Stanley “Rusty” Chatfield officiating. Visitation was from 10 a.m. to time of the service at the church.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Post Abortion Ministry at Northern Michigan Baptist Bible Church.

Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River assisted the family with arrangements.

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