Monday, October 31st, 2011
Elwin H. "Butch" Duerr, 63, Coldwater, died at 12:35 p.m. Oct. 29, 2011, at Mercer County Community Hospital, Coldwater.
He was born May 20, 1948, in Adrian, Mich., to Elwin and Marie Sheldon Duerr. On March 13, 1968, he married Sharon Schilling, who died Dec. 20, 2009.
Surviving are two children, Christine (Robert) Jahn, Kettering, and Doug (Andrea) Duerr, Coldwater; four siblings, Shirley (Dick) Sibert, Celina, Linda (Roger) LaRue, Fort Wayne, Ind., Tim Duerr, Indianapolis, and Kellie (Kurt) Hoelscher, Celina; and six grandchildren.
Deceased are a sister, Charlotte Byers; and a grandson.
He was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and had served with the U. S. Army in Vietnam. He was a member of Coldwater American Legion, Mercer County Veterans Board, Physically Challenged Bow Hunters of America and a former member of the American Red Cross Board in Mercer County.
He was retired from the Celina Post Office.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial, with military rites by the Coldwater American Legion, will follow at the church cemetery.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. Tuesday and 9-10 a.m. Wednesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Condolences may be left at hogenkampfh.com.