Michael I. Benjamin
1955 - 2020
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Michael Irwin Benjamin, 65, of Sturgis, went to be with Our Lord Aug. 5, 2020, following an unexpected illness.
He was a devoted husband of 36 years and a loving father and grandfather.
He was born Feb. 28, 1955, in Kalamazoo, a son of Clifford and Minnie (Smith) Benjamin. Michael had lived in Sturgis since 1996. Before that, he resided in Burr Oak.
He graduated from Vicksburg in 1974. On Jan 3, 1984, he married Sheryl (Robinson) Jourdan in Sturgis. He gave his life to Our Lord on Sept. 15, 1991, and attended Church of Christ in Colon.
He was a welder most of his life.
Michael loved God, family, motorcycles, cars and fishing.
Surviving are his wife, Sheryl; three sons, Michael D. Benjamin, James (Kristal) Jourdan and Bill Jourdan, and a daughter, Lori Gilbo; seven grandchildren; a great-grandchild; three brothers; a sister; and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation will take place. There will be no services.

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Published in Sturgis Journal from Aug. 7 to Aug. 8, 2020.
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August 8, 2020
I miss you my brother! Just a few days before your passing you me that you love me and i told you the same. I was the oldest in the family and you always looked up to me. You have suffered a lot and now you are with Jesus where you have found comfort and peace. I will always remember the good times we had as kids and as adults.
Clifford C Benjamin Jr
Brother
August 8, 2020
Love my Dad very much, helping him out on cars, going carshows or garage sales. He sure loves to talk a lot about car stuff. Caring kind loving dad really wanted make sure he’s son makes it through my struggles. Love u
Mike B
Son
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