Juris Arvids Budenieks, age 76, of Three Rivers passed away on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019 in Lawton, Mich. He was born on Oct. 24, 1943 in Riga, Latvia the son of Hermanis and Margareta Budenieks.
Juris was a carpenter until he retired, he loved gardening, and the lake where he lived. On Nov. 2, 1968 he was united in marriage to the love of his life Sharon Chapman.
He is preceded in his passing by his parents and his brother: Ivars Budenieks
Left to cherish Juris’ loving memory is his wife of 52 years: Sharon (Chapman) Budenieks; children: Carla (Ed) Cassens, Tami (Kevin) Wittenberg-Paffhausen, and Juris (Sarah) Budenieks, Jr.; brother: Edvins (Melita) Budenieks; sister in-law: Karin Budenieks; eight grandchildren; and special niece and nephew Dennis and Sue Perry.
In accordance with Juris’ wishes cremation has taken place and private family services will take place at a later date.
Memorials made in Juris’ memory may be directed to the St. Joseph County Animal Rescue Fund. Envelopes are available at Hohner Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.hohnerfh.com.

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