DeWit Jr., George Louis, Saginaw, Michigan


Passed away at Covenant Healthcare-Harrison Campus in Saginaw, Michigan on Thursday, July 11, 2013, after a long battle with cancer. Age 75 years. George was born on April 9, 1938 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was the oldest of the late George L. and Jayne (Bilsborrow) DeWit’s four children. He graduated from South High School in Grand Rapids in 1956. He went on to graduate from Brown University in 1960 and from the University of Michigan Law School in 1964. He practiced law in Saginaw, Michigan for almost 50 years, even up until this year. In May, 1963, he married his 1st wife, Bertie Dennis in Grand Rapids, MI and they had 4 children. In 1989, he married Mary Lou (Kolhoff) DeWit. She predeceased him in 2007. He leaves behind his daughters, Eliot Westwood (Craig) and Alaina DeWit (Wallace O’Leary), sons, Matthew DeWit (Bernie) and Blake DeWit and his stepdaughter, Tracie Kolhoff. Also surviving are his sisters and their spouses, Linda Cunningham (Tom) and Leslie Yakes (Dennis) and sister-in-law Jana DeWit, 6 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his brother James DeWit, a nephew Jason Highfill and his stepdaughter Wendy Kolhoff. The family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Pete Nowlinson and Jack Kolhoff for the special care they gave to George. Cremation has taken place and the family is planning a private memorial service later in the month. Arrangements are entrusted to Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road. www.snowfuneralhome.net