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del a. wirt

Posted on May 2, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

April 18, 1926 - April 30, 2013

ELKHART — Del A. Wirt, 87, of Elkhart passed away at 2:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at Greenleaf Health Campus.

She was born April 18, 1926, in Mishawaka to August B. and Irma C. (Hesch) Dosmann.

On Feb. 25, 1950, in Elkhart she married Robert L. “Bob” Wirt. He preceded her in death on Jan., 21, 2013, in Elkhart.

Surviving are four children, Michael (Terri) Wirt of Brownsburg, Michelle (Bruce) Odiorne of Tampa, Fla., Lynne Yoder of Goshen and Sandra (Dale) Pflibsen of Elkhart; 12 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Also surviving are four brothers and sisters,Yvonne Dosmann of Mishawaka, William (Jeanne) Dosmann of Livonia, Mich., Imogene Bennett of Sister Bay, Wis., and Thomas (Martha) Dosmann of St. Peters, Mo.

She was preceded in death by four sisters.

Del graduated from Mishawaka High School and worked at Keltec in Elkhart for many years as a secretary, then went on to become a homemaker. She was a member of Elkhart Moose Lodge for more than 60 years and Ladies Auxiliary of the D.A.V.

Del and Bob enjoyed spending winters in Mission, Texas, and in her spare time she enjoyed playing euchre and doing puzzles.

Friends may visit with the family from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 4, 2013, at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. A celebration of life service will be at 4 p.m. Saturday, at the funeral home. Cremation will take place. Burial will be at a later date in Rice Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be given to Moose Heart or Moose Haven. To send an online condolence visit www.wmzfh.com.