M. Luther Wert / Nov. 25, 1912-Oct. 19, 2009Published 12:11pm Thursday, October 22, 2009
M. Luther Wert, 96, of the Niles and Edwardsburg area, died Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 while a patient at Cass County Medical Care Facility, Cassopolis, after an illness.
Luther was born Nov. 25, 1912 in Center County, Penn., the son of Claude and Lilly (Franks) Wert, and moved to this area in 1978 with his wife from Norfolk, Va. to be near her daughter.
He was married Nov. 11, 1935 in Hagerstown, Md. to Mary Irene Corman, who died May 11, 1997. Survivors are his daughter and son-in-law, Patricial and Gerald Tavenier, of Niles; two grandchildren, Bruce and Angie Tavernier and Alicia and Michael Cornelison; three great-grandchildren;five great-great-grandchildren; and two siblings, Dean Wert and Margaret Watkins, both of Pennsaylvinia. He is proceded in death by grandson Cary Travernier; his parents; and two siblings, Cyrus Wert andn Katherine Breon.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be Saturday, Oct. 24, 2009 at 11 a.m. in the Edwardsburg Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Scott Schell officiating.
Burial will be in Edwardsburg Cemetery. Memorial donations my go the church, P.O. Box 4, Edwardsburg, MI 49112-0004, or the choice of the donor. Paul E. Mayhew Funeral Home of Edwardsburg is in charge of arrangements.