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Obituary of Daniel G. Gwirtz
Daniel “Dan” G. Gwirtz
Daniel G. Gwirtz passed away peacefully on Tuesday, November 21, 2023 at Covenant HealthCare – Harrison. He was 88 years old. Daniel George Gwirtz was born on October 23, 1935 in Crestline, Ohio to the late George and Flossie (Garverick) Gwirtz. He graduated from Tiro High School in Ohio. Dan was then drafted into the United States Army, proudly serving his country in Germany. Dan met his life partner while they were serving together in the Army. From the point that they met, they became inseparable. Following their time in the service, they came back to Michigan and purchased a farm in St. Charles, where he loved to spend time with his horses, chickens, a donkey and many cats. He worked for U.S. Graphite for 35 years as a machine operator, and retired in 1996. Dan was a faithful member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus #4232, the Moose Lodge #82, the Saginaw Eagles Club #497 and American Legion Post #439. In his free time, he could be found playing cards, visiting a flea-market or going to the casino. Dan’s love for life and service could be seen in his love for people and animals.
Daniel is survived by his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Thomas and Diane Miller and Ronald and Marianne Miller; dear friends: Kevin Grimaldi and Dave Loessel; nephew and niece: Anthony E. (Robin) Gwirtz and Cynthia Gwirtz-Satterfield; many additional extended family and dear friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, life partner, Dale Miller; brothers, Eugene, Bernard, Carl and Herbert Gwirtz; brothers-in-law: Richard and Dennis Miller; sister-in-law, Shirley (Jean) Stoneburner; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Daniel and Clarabelle Miller.
FUNERAL: A Funeral Liturgy for Daniel will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, November 25, 2023 at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State Street, Saginaw, MI 48603. Rev. Fr. Steven M. Gavit will officiate. Private burial will be at St. Andrew Cemetery.
VISITATION: Family and friends are welcome to gather from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Friday, November 24, 2023 at the Deisler Funeral Home, 2233 Hemmeter Rd. (off State) Saginaw, MI 48603. Visitation for Daniel will continue at the church on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass.
MEMORIALS: Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider a donation to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church or the Saginaw County Humane Society. Please share your thoughts and memories with the family at the funeral home, church or through www.DeislerFuneralHome.com
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In Loving Memory
1935 - 2023
DEISLER FUNERAL HOME
Deisler Funeral Home
2233 Hemmeter Road
Saginaw, Michigan 48603
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