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Edward J. Wentworth Sr.

Aug. 8, 1929-Feb. 28, 2014
Edward Wentworth, 84, of Mt. Pleasant, passed away peacefully, Friday, February 28, 2014, at Woodland Hospice, with his loving family at his side.
A Funeral Mass for Ed will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 4, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, with Father Thomas J. McNamaraas celebrant and Deacon Larry Fussman assisting.
The family will receive friends at Lux Family Life Story Funeral Home, Monday from 2 to 8 p.m. with the Vigil Service beginning at 7 p.m. Visitation continues at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the wishes of the family. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
Ed was born Aug. 8, 1929, in Isabella County, son of the late Henry Joseph and Josephine (Dora) Wentworth. He served for 13 years in the U.S. Army where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Purple Heart and 10 years in the U.S. Air Force, retiring in 1971 at the rank of Technical Sergeant. On Sept. 24, 1970, Ed married Barbara Canada in Omaha, Nebraska. Their marriage was later blessed at Sacred Heart Church.
From 1971-1972, he owned and operated aservice station in Flint with his brother Frank. From 1972 to 1981, he owned and operated Ed's Marathon and Ed's Radiator and Sunoco Service in Mt. Pleasant. In 1982 he was employed by Lease Management as a field mechanic until he medically retired in 1987. Inrecent years Ed has dedicated his time and talents to remodeling projects, volunteering as a crossing guard for local schools for the last 20 years and most of all, faithfully serving Sacred Heart Parish in manycapacities, namely as an Acolyte. He was a four degree member of the Knights of Columbus Council 1297.
Ed is survived by his wife, Barbara; six children, Jacqueline (Charles) Minnick of Middletown, MD, Becky (Russell) Orr of Suffolk, VA, Glenda Wentworth, Robin (Steve) Stressman of Mt. Pleasant, Melissa (Randy) Strong of Belle River, Ontario, and E. Joseph (Deb) Wentworth of Mt. Pleasant;
grandchildren, Robert (Rebecca) Story, Crystal (Brian) Reichenbaugh, Derek (Dawn) Ortiz, Joseph, James and Michael Myrick, Jennifer (Jason) May, Auric, Ryan and Jessica Stressman, John and Troy Strong, and Ally,Edward Joseph III ""Trey"" and Zach Wentworth; great grandchildren, Ashlynn, Jewel, Jordan, Jade, Perrin, Paula, Jamie and Nicholas Myrick, Ethan, Lily, Jasmine and Jacob Orr, Sarah Story, Nickalous and Ashley Trevino, Nate Reichenbaugh, Zachary and Jason Story, Shelby, Hunter and Skylar Horman, Daniel and Marissa Neal, Keagan Ortiz, and Isabelle, Lawrence andClaire May; one great-great grandchild on the way; siblings, Mabel McDonald of Rosebush, Agnes Akers of Mesa, AZ, Dorothy Germain of Mt. Pleasant, Frank (Pat) Wentworth of Mesa, AZ, Leonard Wentworth of Farwell, Sister Mary Josepha of Mt. Pleasant, Tom Wentworth of
Colorado, Gene Wentworth of Farwell, and Fern (Bill) White of Farwell; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Howard, Earl, Robert, Andrew, and Clair ""Butch""; and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.
To learn more or to sign the online guestbook please visit
www.LuxFamilyFuneralHome.com
Published in The Morning Sun on Mar. 1, 2014
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