Arthur Vorrath, 86

Published 5:50 pm Sunday, July 21, 2013

Born: Dec. 2, 1926

Died: July 18, 2013



Arthur Vorrath, 86, of Berrien Springs,  passed away on Thursday, July 18, 2013, at Royalton Manor.

Arrangements have been entrusted with Heritage Chapel in Berrien Springs.

Arthur was born Dec. 2, 1926, in Sheboygan, Wisc., to Peter and Christina (Weber) Vorrath. He served his country in the Philippines while in the U.S. Army. On Oct. 14, 1950, in Berrien Springs, he married Frances Elaine Snouwaert; she preceded him in death in 2004. Arthur worked as a machinist for Whirlpool and retired after more than 30 years of service. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Berrien Springs. Arthur’s passion was walking “The Trail” in Niles and polka dancing.

Arthur is survived by his two daughters, Vanessa (Tim) Mummaw and Michele (Don) Zandarski, both of Stevensville; four grandchildren, James Mummaw, Jill (Jon) Mitchell, Paul (Elizabeth) Zandarski and Kurt (Kirsten Peterson) Zandarski; three great-grandchildren Hannah, Max and Dexten; a brother, Ron (Ruth) Vorrath, of Berrien Springs; and a sister, Donna (Bob) Lausman of St. Joseph. Arthur is preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Christina, and his wife, Frances, and one brother.

A Celebration of Life service will be held on Wednesday, July 24, 10 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Berrien Springs with Pastor Douglas Adams officiating. Burial will follow at Rosehill Cemetery in Berrien Springs. Visitation is at Trinity Lutheran Church in Berrien Springs on Tuesday, July 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Friends wishing to leave a message of condolence for the family can do so at