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Andrew Hatta

March 31, 1933 ~ November 25, 2021 (age 88)

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    Andrew Hatta, age 88, age of Howell, Michigan formerly of Ovid, Michigan, passed away on Thursday, November 25, 2021, at Quality Care Of Howell, in Howell, Michigan.

     A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, Ovid, Michigan, at 11:45 AM on Monday, November 29, 2021, with Rev. Fr. Anthony Brooks presiding. Burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 28, 2021 3-8 P.M. at Smith Family Funeral Homes-Houghton Chapel, in Ovid, Michigan. Rosary service will be prayed at 5:30 P.M. at the funeral home. 

     Andrew was born in St. Johns, Michigan on March 31, 1933, the son of John and Martha (Pencak) Hatta.  Andy graduated from Rodney B. Wilson High School with the class of 1952.  On November 23, 1957 he married Virginia Rose Surik in Owosso, Michigan.  Virginia predeceased him on August 28, 2014.  Andy served his country in the US Army during the Korean War.

     Andy worked for Federal Mogul in St. Johns, Michigan retiring after 40 plus years of service.  He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame for football.  He was one of founding members of Holy Family Catholic Church and was very active in his church.  Andy was of member of the Knights of Columbus and an Ovid-Elsie Sports Booster and enjoyed listing to WOES Radio.  He enjoyed working in his garden. 

     He is survived by his children: Eileen and John Brussolo of Ann Arbor, MI; Thomas and Michelle (Jeffreys) Hatta of Laingsburg, MI; Teresa and Robert Sutton of Northville, MI; five grandchildren: Alan Commet and Maia Brussolo, of Chicago, IL; McKenzie Hatta of Williamston, MI; Casey Sutton of Livonia, MI; Parker Sutton of Grandville, MI; two great-grandchildren: Alex & Liam Commet.  He is also survived by his sister Anna Gardner of Florida. He was predeceased by his parents, his wife, Virginia, 4 brothers: Michael, Peter, John, and Nicholas Hatta.

     In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WOES Radio, or Holy Family Catholic Church, 510 Mabbit Road, Ovid, MI 48866, or All American Hospice, 39555 West Ten Mile, Suite 308, Novi, MI 48375.  The family requests that social distance be practiced and asked that everyone wear a mask.   Online condolences can be sent to  The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes- Houghton Chapel, Ovid, Michigan.

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November 28, 2021

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid
232 E. Oak Street
Ovid, MI 48866

November 28, 2021

5:30 PM
Smith Family Funeral Homes - Houghton Chapel, Ovid
232 E. Oak Street
Ovid, MI 48866

Mass of Christian Burial
November 29, 2021

11:45 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
510 N. Mabbit Road
Ovid, MI 48866

Burial will be held at

Mt. Rest Cemetery
706 East Steel Street
St. Johns, MI 48879


WOES Radio Station
8989 E. Colony Road, Elsie MI 48831
Tel: 1-989-834-2275

Holy Family Catholic Church
510 Mabbit Road, Ovid MI 48866
Tel: 1-989-834-5855

All American Hospice
39555 West Ten Mile, Suite 308, Novi MI 48375

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