Hyrtl Allan Taft

  • Born: May 31, 1927
  • Died: September 2, 2016
  • Location: Adrian, Michigan

Anderson Funeral Home

3050 W Beecher Rd
Adrian, MI 49221

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Tel. (517) 265-3312

Tribute & Message From The Family


Hyrtl Allan Taft, age 89, of Adrian, formerly of Tecumseh and Manitou Beach, passed away peacefully on Friday, September 2, 2016, at Brookdale of Adrian. He was born May 31, 1927, to Duane O. and Octa M. (Smoke) Taft in Adrian, Michigan.

He married the love of his life, Barbara Jean (Smith) Taft on January 1, 1948, in Onsted, Michigan. Reverend Hague performed the ceremony. They celebrated 66 years together.

Hyrtl served in the United States Army, stationed in France, and was honorably discharged in November 1947. Though incredibly homesick during his deployment, he served with pride and spoke of his time in France often.

Hyrtl, along with his wife Barbara, spent many years engaged in farming and raising livestock on their farm at 14717 Rome Road. He was also employed at the Cutler-Dickerson Company in Adrian, Michigan, from which he retired in 1989 after 42 years of service.

Hyrtl is survived by his children, Candace (Stephen) Lombard of Glendora, CA, Bradley Taft of Adrian, MI, Constance (Michael) Marceau of Adrian, MI and Lisa (Ricky) Marks of Clayton, MI; grandchildren, Courtney (Bret) Weyenberg, Zachary Marks, Chanda Marks, Kellen Marceau and Kylie Marceau.
He was preceded in death by his wife on March 24, 2014, his parents, his sister and brother-in-law Myra Ilene (Taft) and Howard Derbyshire, and granddaughter, Kathryn (Katie) Marceau.

Cremation has taken place per Hyrtl's request. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, from 5-8 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home, 3050 West Beecher Rd, Adrian, MI. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian with Reverend Lloyd Jewett officiating. You may send condolences to the family at www.andersonfuneralservices.com. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Lenawee or the Lenawee Humane Society. Envelopes are available at the Anderson Funeral Home, Adrian.