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Fredrick Gustave Whitman

December 10, 1943 — April 6, 2020

Fredrick Gustave Whitman, 76, of Berrien Center, died Monday, April 6, 2020, at his home.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Contributions in Fred’s memory may be made to The Church of Jesus Christ - Apostolic Lighthouse, 4161 Lake Street, Bridgman, MI 49106, of which he was a member. Messages and memories may be shared with the family online at

Fred was born December 10, 1943, in Benton Harbor, the son of Benjamin and Signe Whitman, and he was a lifelong resident of Berrien Center. He graduated from Berrien Springs High School in 1962, and he later became a school bus driver for Berrien Springs Public Schools. Fred liked being in the out-of-doors, and he enjoyed his family, especially all of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include his wife, Donna Enders Whitman, whom he married March 9, 1962 in Niles; two sons, Roy Allen Whitman and Duane Arvid Whitman; his daughter, Melody Lynn Whitman; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and his sister, Elizabeth Whitman Twite.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Loretta McDonald; and a brother, John Walter Whitman.

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Sunday, July 19, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Bowerman Funeral Home

, Eau Claire, MI 49111

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