Eric Kreitner Obituary, Death – Eric S. Kreitner, Sr., age 53, a resident of Benton Harbor, Michigan, passed away at his home on Friday, July 7, 2023. The cremation process has been completed. A memorial service will be held on July 20 at 4:00 p.m. at the Duffield & Pastrick Family Funeral Home in Coloma. After the service, there will be a time to celebrate Eric’s life at the Coloma F.O.P. Lodge 147. Those individuals who are interested in contributing an online message in memory of the deceased may do so by clicking on the “Guestbook” link that is featured on this page.
Eric’s birthday is May 21st, 1970 and he was born in Kalamazoo. In 1989, he received his diploma from Coloma High School, and in 1992, he received his associate’s degree from Ivy Tech. In addition to being a member of the Coloma Lions Club, he was working as a member of Local Union 172 in South Bend at the time. Eric was an avid fan of a variety of leisure activities, including camping, bowling, golf, NASCAR racing, and concerts. Eric was a one-of-a-kind individual with an incredible sense of humor who deeply cherished the time he was able to spend with his family and friends, particularly with his children. Everyone was aware that Eric would attend any family gathering or event that took place; however, the timing of his attendance remained unknown.
Eric is survived by his daughter Jenna Kreitner and son Shane Kreitner, both of Benton Harbor; his father Dale Kreitner and his mother Jean Kreitner of Benton Harbor; his mother Karen Beckwith of Niles; three brothers, Cory Beckwith of Austin, TX, Steven Beckwith and Doug Beckwith both of Niles; and three sisters, Karin Napier of New Jersey, Dawn Baker of South Bend, and Shawn Kanous of Niles. Becci Hicks, Eric’s fiancée, his canine companion and best buddy Cooper, and a large number of Eric’s nieces, nephews, and other family and friends are among those who have survived.