My dad's maternal uncle, Burton Watt, or as we called him Uncle Burt was a wonderful man. Burt would visit us when we lived in Deckerville, Michigan. His daughter, Jean, lived in Flint and the whole family, Uncle Burt, Aunt Fran, Jean, her husband, Ed Schuler and their daughter, Kathy, would drive over to see my dad. This is such a short obituary for the 101 years that he lived. I will have to honor him in another blog post. Burton L. Watt's obituary transcription from the Marquette Mining Journal, 11 March 1994, page 5A, column 6:
13 March 2022
Burton L. Watt, Marquette, Michigan Obituary
Traverse City-Burton L. Watt, 101, of Traverse City, died Sunday, March 6, 1994 in Traverse City.
Surviving are one granddaughter, Kathryn Philibeck of Marquette; one great-grandson, Thomas Philibeck of Marquette and one great-granddaughter, Stefanie Philibeck of Marquette.
Mr. Watt was preceded in death by his wife, Dora (Frances) Nelson Watt in 1992; a daughter Dorothy Jean Schuler in 1975; one brother and five sisters.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service for Burton and Frances will take place at 11 a.m. April 27 at the Skandia United Methodist Church. A lunch will follow at the church.