Mardelle Jane Saurbier


Mardelle Jane Saurbier, 90, of Hartford, passed away on October 7, 2020 in Niles.

She was born on September 11, 1930 to the late Henry and Veoda Parsons in South Bend. On August 14, 1953 she married John F. Saurbier in Benton Harbor.

Jane, as she preferred to be called, was a long time member of America Chapter No. 234 Order of the Eastern Star. As a 1948 graduate of BHHS, she then earned a diploma from LMC in 1973 after diligently studying to be an RN, thereafter being employed by the former Mercy Hospital, Benton Harbor, and then what is now Bronson Lakeview Hospital in Paw Paw.

She loved her Church, arts and crafts, furniture restoration of all sorts, bowling, historical places and things, and not least of all her family – her husband of 31 years, John.

Mardelle is survived by her son, Gregory Saurbier; daughters, Cynthia (Robert) Frazee, Virginia Cobb, Deanna (Mike) Harris; sister, Sue Ann Chesher; 4 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren and 1 great-great-grandchild.

Preceding her in death were her parents and husband John.

Funeral Service for Mardelle will be at 1 pm on Monday, October 12, 2020 at Hoven Funeral Home, Buchanan. Visitation will take place 2 hours prior to the service starting at 11 am. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph. Memorial donations may be made to Alzheimer’s Foundation of America, Online condolences may be made at

Posted On: Tuesday, October 13, 2020 4:28 PM