MAURICE B. HODGES, 93, of Coldwater, died Thursday, March 14, 2013. After being widowed he married his teenage sweetheart, Marian Cabler Fitzgerald, whom he met with again while summering at Coldwater Lake. Together they designed and built a home at Coldwater Lake living there until Marian's passing in July of 2007. Surviving are his step-son, George Fitzgerald of New York, N.Y.; his step-daughter, JoEllen Firestone of Punta Gorda, Fla.; sister-in-law Mary Hodges of Williamston; and nieces and nephews. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Monday, March 18, 2013 at the Union Church UCC, 206 W. Randall Street in Tekonsha, Mich., with Rev. Barbara Pryor officiating. Interment will follow in Tekonsha's Riverside Cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Craig K. Kempf Funeral Home, 723 US 27 N., Marshall, Mich. The family suggests friends remember Maurice with a memorial contribution to Union Church United Church of Christ or the Salvation Army. Assistance available at Kempf Funeral Home.To sign the on-line guest register and leave family a message please visit www.kempffuneralhome.com
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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Mar. 17, 2013