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Doris Pittenger

Died: Sunday, September 06, 2009
Age: 92
Doris Pittenger, 92, of Imlay City, recently of Yale, passed away after an extended illness Sunday, September 6, 2009 at Medilodge of Yale.

Doris Adeline Yoder was born January 15, 1917 in East Leroy, Michigan the daughter of Milton and Hester Yoder. She grew up in Almont and graduated with the class of 1935 from Almont High School. She was married to Philip E. Pittenger on August 1, 1937 in Almont. Philip died on November 2, 2004.

Doris had been employed by General Telephone and Electric Company. She started out as a telephone switchboard operator. She was promoted to the drafting and engineering department. She retired in 1976 after 25 years at GTE. She and Philip retired to Glennie where they lived for 25 years. She was a member of Almont First Congregational Church, the Glennie United Methodist Church, and the Almont Rebecca’s Lodge of the I.O.O.F.

Surviving are her daughters, Diane (Curt) Gnepper of Traverse City and Kathryn (Vince) Famularo of Imlay City; sons, Neil (Darla) Pittenger of Elkhart, Ind. and Dr. Donald Burnell of St. Louis, MO; nine grandchildren, Heath Gnepper, Rebecca Flynn, Carissa Famularo, Anna (Mark) Van Wagner, Stephanie (Mike) Guerin, Dana Famularo, Gerald Pittenger, Steven Pittenger, and June Zipser; 13 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandson.

Funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Thursday, September 10 at the Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City. Burial will follow in the Ferguson Cemetery, Almont. Friends may call at the Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City where the family will be available for visiting today (Wed., Sept. 9) from 2-5 and 6-8 p.m. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to: In-House Hospice at Medilodge of Yale.
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