Glenn A. Dowty, 93, of Brighton and a former longtime Sturgis resident, passed away early Saturday morning, Nov. 21, 2009 at the Providence Park Hospital in Novi.
He was born in 1916 in Woodford County, Ill., a son to the late Arthur A. and Myrtle E. (Sullivan) Dowty.
On Oct. 6, 1940 he married Alberta M. Parker at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis.
Glenn retired from Abbott Laboratories in Sturgis following 32 years of dedicated employment.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. Glenn was a Life member of the B.P.O.Elks #1381 and the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis.
Glenn was a very loving husband, father, grandfather and will be dearly missed by his family.
He is survived by his loving and dedicated wife of 69 years, Alberta; two daughters, Nancy Ann (Joseph) Monroe of Brighton and Sandra Lee (Harvey) Wilson of Presque Isle; five grandchildren, Michael Monroe, Jane Donovan, Rick Monroe, Harvey M. Wilson and Nancy Seeley; 11 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Irene Arnold of Constantine and Maxine Wertz of Colon; sister-in-law, Mary Jeanne Dowty of Schoolcraft; brother-in-law, Grant (Helen) Parker of Perry; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers and two sisters.
In accordance with his wishes cremation has taken place. A memorial service celebrating the life of Glenn A. Dowty will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 2 at the First Presbyterian Church in Sturgis. The Rev. Michael Wicks will officiate. Private burial of the ashes will take place at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The Hackman Family Funeral Homes — Hackman Chapel of Sturgis is handling the arrangements.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mr. Dowty’s memory consider the First Presbyterian Church, 1320 S. Lakeview Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the charity of ones choice.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhome.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.