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Robert 'Don' Tschirhart

Died: Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Age: 79
Robert “Don’’ Tschirhart, 79, of Imlay City, previously of Dryden passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2007 at Lapeer Regional Medical Center.

Robert D. Tschirhart was born on December 31, 1927 in Windsor, Canada. He was the son of Frank and Evelyn (Pineau) Tschirhart. He attended Catholic Central High School in Detroit, and earned a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Journalism at the University of Detroit.

Don was a reporter/columnist for the Detroit News for 40 years. He also had been an Associate Real Estate Editor, and Chief City/County Bureau Editor. He also worked for the Lapeer County Press as guest columnist for 4 years.

Don survived his country in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He married Marjorie Jean Daley on September 2, 1950 in Highland Park. He raised his family in the community of Redford, Utica and Lake Orion.

He was a member of St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden and served as (RCIA) Rite of Christian Initiation for Adults Coordinator.

Don is survived by his wife, Marjorie Tschirhart of Imlay City; 5 sons, Robert D. (Priscilla) Tschirhart Jr. of Gloucester, VA, David M. Tschirhart of Macomb Twp., Timothy J. (Jane) Tschirhart of North Andover, MA, Christopher P. (Velvet) Tschirhart of Imlay City and Gregory J. Tschirhart of Grayling; daughter-in-law, Deborah Tschirhart of Troy; 17 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 3 brothers, Frank (Shirley) Tschirhart of Florida, Patrick (Evelyn) Tschirhart of Traverse City, and Paul (Debbie) Tschirhart of NJ; and sister, Rosemary Farkas of Dearborn. He is preceded in death by son, Kevin Francis Tschirhart and sister, Barbara Tracy.

Funeral services were held Monday, September 3 at St. Cornelius Catholic Church in Dryden. Father Wayne Ureel officiated. Burial followed on Tuesday, September 4 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery in Dryden.

Funeral arrangements were made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City.
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