Joseph Robert Serra Jr., age 70, of Marshall died Wednesday, September 9, 2020 at his home.
Mr. Serra was born September 8, 1950 in South Haven, Michigan to Joseph Robert and Eleanor Ruth (Harrison) Serra Sr. On September 21, 1969, he was married to Barbara Ellen Stevens. In 1970, he enlisted into the United States Air Force where he served for eight years. Following his active duty, he continued his military service in a civilian capacity for more than 30 years with the Department of Defense at the Federal Center in Battle Creek.
After his retirement in 2017, he and Barb enjoyed traveling and camping throughout Michigan, spending time with family, and cheering on Avery at his sporting events and activities.
He is survived by wife, Barb; daughter, Cheryl (Joe) Kucharski of Portage, MI; son, Steven (Lara) Serra of Battle Creek; grandsons, Avery and Austin Kucharski; and a sister, Judy Serra of Kansas City, Kansas.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Eleanor, and a sister, Jeanne Mary.
A private committal service will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery, Augusta, Michigan.
Friends who wish may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Assistance with memorials is available at the charity's website or through the funeral home.
Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Kempf Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services 723 Old US Hwy 27 N, Marshall, Michigan 49068
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