Emil Schmalfeldt Nov. 15, 1956 - Oct. 11, 2016 WHITE PIGEON, MI - Emil Dowan Schmalfeldt, 59, of White Pigeon, Mich., passed away Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo, Mich. He was born on November 15, 1956 in Benton Harbor, Mich. to the late Melvin Schmalfeldt and Juanita (Nolan) Schmalfeldt. Survivors include his life partner of 27 years, Craig Craft, of White Pigeon, Mich.; 1 step-daughter, Coraya (Jake) Siwy, of Goshen; 1 sister, Darlene (John) Hourt, of Senith, Mo. and 1 brother, Melvin Schmalfeldt, Jr.,of Hartford, Mich. He was employed by South Bend Medical Foundation as their Custodial Manager. In keeping with Emil's wishes, cremation will take place and a celebration of his life will be held at a later date. Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin Street, Elkhart, Indiana has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Emil's name to the Humane Society of Saint Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, Indiana, 46545.
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