Jan. 27, 1971 - Apr. 19, 2016
ST. JOSEPH - Denise Bohn-Stewart, 45, of St. Joseph, MI passed away Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at her home.
A Celebration of Life service will take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 6 PM at First Church of God, 2627 Niles Ave., St. Joseph, with Pastor David Colp officiating. Friends may visit with the family from 2 PM until the start of the service at the church. A private burial will take place at a later date at Millburg Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Bohn-Stewart Children's Education Fund. Those wishing to leave an online condolence for Denise may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com
Denise was born on January 27, 1971 in St. Joseph to James & Connie (Peters) Bohn. She attended St. Matthew's Lutheran High School graduating in 1989 and continued her education at Michigan State University earning a bachelor's degree in broadcasting in 1993. She started her broadcasting career at Midwest Family Broadcasting as a radio host. Denise then went into television broadcasting for WSBT as a news anchor. She returned to Midwest Family Broadcasting in January of 2015. In 2008, Denise was diagnosed with breast cancer; she beat the cancer and became an avid supporter in breast cancer research. For many years she participated in Relay for Life. Over the last 5 years, she became a major fund raiser for the Susan G. Komen Foundation and served on their Board of Directors. The most important thing in Denise's life was her family and friends. She loved being a mom, daughter and sister. She was a proud member of this community and will be missed dearly by everyone.
Denise is survived by her children, Regan, Reece, and Kaden Stewart; stepson Collin Watt-Stewart of Chicago, IL; parents, James & Connie Bohn of Sister Lakes; brother, Kevin (Sharon) Bohn of Granger, IN; aunts & uncles, Barb (Jack) Leisz, Janet (Harry) Groth, & Diane Olmsted; nephews, Camden Bohn & Matthew Boveri; and cousins, Jeff (Heidi) Leisz, Scott (Greer) Leisz, Rebecca Groth, Jessica (Josh) Pennington, Tyler Groth, Jennifer (Jody) Halamka, Jami Jacobs; extended family; and special friends, Jim & Sharon Dewey, Mick & Marilyn Hart and Kim & Mike Thumm.
Published by South Bend Tribune on Apr. 23, 2016.