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Edwin Vincent DeWitt

February 3, 1923 ~ April 20, 2018 (age 95)
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Edwin Vincent DeWitt age 95, formerly of Birch Run, MI, died April 20, 2018.

His Legacy… Ed was born February 3, 1923 to George Arthur and Easter Blanche (Chapel) DeWitt in Flint, MI. He graduated from Kearsley High School in 1943.  He served in WWII, where his duties included guarding General MacArthur’s headquarters.  During the Korean, he earned three battle stars and was credited with capturing North Korean spies behind American lines.  Following the Korean war he transferred to the Army Reserve -retiring as a SFC after 22 years of service. On May 26, 1952, Ed married Claire Marie Hartley.  He was a supervisor for Buick for 45.5 years.  He was a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church, Frankenmuth; life member of the VFW, the Korean War Vets, and the 25th Infantry Division Association. He was active for many years as a Boy Scout leader.

His Family… Ed is survived by his son, Rev. Douglas (Catherine) DeWitt, Hamler, Ohio; four grandchildren:  Debra (David) Buettner, Michele DeWitt, David (Sarah) DeWitt, Alexandria DeWitt; nine great-grandchildren; and sister, Revena McLaughlin.  He was preceded in death by his wife who died in December 1999 and brothers and sisters: Guy Baumgart, Glen Baumgart, Gerald Baumgart, Earl Baumgart, Bernice Monroe, Wayne DeWitt, William DeWitt, Norman DeWitt, Helena Roth, Vernadette Wagner, Eleanor Thompson, Arbutis DeWitt, Patricia Hewins.

His Farewell Services… Friends and family will be welcomed at King of Kings Lutheran Church, 1019 Covenant Drive, Frankenmuth on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 1:00 pm until the funeral service at 2:00 pm.  Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Church Cemetery, Frankenmuth.  Contributions made in Ed’s memory can be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Missionary Fund.

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