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Daniel Dean Pitts


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Daniel Dean Pitts Obituary

LITCHFIELD - Daniel Dean Pitts, 64, of Litchfield, passed away Friday, April 8, 2016, at the Community Health Center of Branch County in Coldwater. Born January 14, 1952, in Hillsdale, he was the son of Richard and Joyce (Yeager) Pitts and she survives in Litchfield. He was an employee of Simpson/Metaldyne in Litchfield for many years. Dan was a member of the Litchfield Fire Department and Association for 41 years and retired in 2015, after 14 years as chief. He was a member of GAR, the Litchfield Athletic Booster Club, where he ran the time clock for over 20 years, and a former member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows (IOOF). Dan enjoyed collecting antiques, gardening, camping, fishing, and hunting, especially morel mushroom hunting.

On September 30, 1972, he married Sheryl (Smith) Pitts and she survives. He is also survived by two daughters, Angela Pitts of Kalamazoo and Ashleigh (Nick) Kelley of Litchfield; one son, Nathaniel Pitts of Litchfield; four grandchildren, Breana Pitts, Dominic Pitts, Aubrey Pitts, and Paisley Kelley; two brothers, Terry (Diane) of Jackson and Richard (Connie) of Mio; and two brothers-in-law, Gary (Delta) Smith and Gale (Twilla) Smith, both of Litchfield. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at the Litchfield High School gymnasium with Pastor Julie Yoder Elmore officiating. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery in Litchfield. Visitation is scheduled Friday from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-George White Chapel in Litchfield. Memorials are suggested to the Litchfield Fire Association or the Litchfield Athletic Booster Club.

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Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Apr. 12, 2016
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