Joseph Stich, age 57, of Battle Creek, passed away suddenly on April 5, 2014. Joe was born October 28, 1956 in Brookfield, WI the son of John and Mary Stich. He married Joyce Pastunink on June 20, 1993 in Battle Creek and she survives.
Joe worked for Denso Manufacturing as the Senior Vice President for the North American Thermal Group. Joe was a loving father and husband and he was a dedicated colleague and leader. Joe enjoyed spending time with his family and gardening.
Besides his wife Joyce, Joe is survived by his children: Matthew (Gwen) Stich of Cincinnati, OH, Whitney (Kevin) Nikitczuk of Skillman, NJ, Savannah Stich and Isabel Stich, both of Battle Creek; 2 sisters; 7 brothers; and his mother: Mary Stich of Brookfield, WI. Joe was preceded in death by his father.
Visitation will be on Friday, from 4-8 PM at the Royal Funeral Home, Battle Creek. Visitation will also be held on Saturday, April 12, 2014 from 10:00 AM until the time of his funeral services at 11:00 AM at the First Wesleyan Church, Battle Creek. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joe's name may be directed to the Battle Creek Community Foundation or the Denso Manufacturing Michigan Scholarship Fund.