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David Moritz

April 5, 1951 — December 9, 2021

David Moritz

David Charles Moritz, age 70, of Elsie , MI , passed away Thursday, December 9, 2021 , at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns , MI .

Funeral Services will be held at St. Paul 's Lutheran Church , Fowler, MI, at 11:00 A.M. on Monday, December 13, 2021 , with Pastor Paul Clark officiating and Randall Moritz assisting.  Burial will take place at Duplain Township Cemetery , St. Johns , MI .  Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 12, 2021 from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes Elsie, MI.  Visitation will also be held on Monday, December 13, 2021 from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service at the church.

David was born in St. Johns , Michigan on April 5, 1951 , the son of Louis T. and Mary Ellen (Damon) Moritz.  He graduated from Fowler High School with the class of 1969.  Dave married Susan Hess on February 19, 1988 in Las Vegas , Nevada .

Dave retired from General Motors as a millwright in 2006.  Dave and Sue enjoyed successful hunting together on their farm.  They enjoyed traveling together to many places including Alaska , Europe and various places in the United States .  They loved spending time at their log cabin in Northern Michigan .

He was a member of St. Paul 's Lutheran Church in Fowler.  He was also a member of National Society Descendants of American Farmers.  Dave and Sue was the first Michigan Ambassador's for the society.

He is survived by his wife Susan Moritz of Elsie , MI ; sisters: Kathy and David Mensing of Tucson , AZ ; Ann Becker of Potterville , MI ; sister-in-law Ann Moritz of Grand Ledge, MI; brother-in-law Richard and Debbie Hess of Elsie, MI; nephews & niece Randall Moritz of Grand Ledge, MI; Janet Moritz of Grand Ledge, MI; Jacob and Sarah Mensing of Tucson, AZ; and Marc and Jessica Mensing of Tucson, AZ.  He was preceded in death by his parents Louis and Mary Moritz, one brother Clare Moritz, infant sister Nancy Moritz, and brother-in-law Alan Becker.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul 's Lutheran Church , Fowler, MI, 48835. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com.  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes, Elsie , Michigan .

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Visitation - with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M.

Sunday, December 12, 2021

2:00 - 8:00pm

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Elsie

221 E. Main Street, Elsie, MI 48831

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Visitation

Monday, December 13, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

329 N Sorrell St, Fowler, MI 48835

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Funeral Service

Monday, December 13, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

St. Paul Lutheran Church

329 N Sorrell St, Fowler, MI 48835

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