Saturday, November 3rd, 2007
Doyle Dean Birt, 81, 1019 Emerald Ave., Coldwater, died at 5:35 p.m. Oct. 31, 2007, at Briarwood Manor Nursing Home, Coldwater.
He was born April 24, 1926, in Ansonia, to Frank and Clara Murray Birt. On June 18, 1949, he married Mary Jane Schwieterman, who survives.
Other survivors are three sons, Charles (Karen), Fenton, Mich., Ronald (Cindy), Athens, and Alan (Stephanie), Montezuma; a daughter, Jeanette (Bill) Muhlenkamp, El Paso, Texas; two sisters, Mary Smalley and Patricia Fleck, both of Celina; two sisters-in-law, Martha Huelsman, St. Henry, and Mary Schwieterman, Montezuma; 16 grandchildren, a stepgrandchild and two great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a brother, Lovell; and two sisters, Thelma Ott and Violet Davis.
He worked at the former Linneman Garage, Montezuma, and Crown Equipment Corp., New Bremen, where he retired after 26 years. A 1944 graduate of Celina High School, he was a former member of the Montezuma Fire Department, a U.S. Marines veteran of World War II and member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5135, Coldwater. He also was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, Montezuma.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday at the church, the Rev. James Dugal officiating. Burial is at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Sunday and 9-10 a.m. Monday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to Celina Area Visiting Nurses and Hospice.
Condolences can be made at www.hogenkampfh.com.