Wirtz, Otto R., Freeland, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away Sunday, April 18, 2010, at Covenant-Harrison at the age of 93 years. Otto was born March 28, 1917, in Saginaw to the late Max and Elizabeth (Louck) Wirtz. He met Charlotte L. Emerson while dancing which they both enjoyed doing in their younger years. They married September 23, 1939 and she predeceased him March 5, 2007. He retired from Dow Chemical in 1980 where he worked for 34 years. He was a member of the Freeland Sportsman Club. Otto enjoyed farming, gardening, fishing and hunting. Otto is survived by his son Tim Wirtz. He was predeceased by his siblings, William Wirtz Sr., Mary Spindler, Alvin Wirtz, John Wirtz Sr., Ann Foy and Edith Leaman. The family would like to thank Otto’s caregivers, Skye, Nancy and November, and the staff at Covenant-Harrison for the exceptional care they provided to him. Funeral services will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, April 24, 2010, at W.L. Case & Company 201 N. Miller Road. Rev. Robert Schmidt will officiate with burial to follow in Roselawn Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at the funeral home on Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Visiting Nurses Association. www.casefuneralhome.com