Condolence & Memory Journal

I just found out about the passing of Hyrtl. I always respected and looked up to him. I remember a lot of good time out at the farm with everybody. My thoughts and prayers are with you, Candy, Brad, Connie, & Lisa.

Posted by Dennis Adams - Ft Lauderdale, FL - Friend   November 08, 2016

We are thinking of all of you and sending prayers. I feel blessed to have known such a great man, and will continue to smile thinking of him. God Bless all of you. Sherri, Steve, Brandon, Chad and Taylor McClinchey

Posted by Sherri McClinchey - Adrian, MI   September 13, 2016

As you know I worked with Hyrtl for more than half of his 42 years at the Cutler Dickerson Co. I much enjoyed my time with your dad. He was a good hard working man, something that's not always easy to find these days. It is with much regret that I am unable to attend his service, but our thoughts and prayers will be with your family on this day.

Posted by Bob Platt - Tipton, MI   September 07, 2016

Candy, Lisa, Connie and Brad, so sorry for your loss. We are sending prayers from our family to yours. Hugs to you all!

Posted by The Contreras Family - Adrian, MI   September 07, 2016

God says thank you for taking such good care of your dad. He says he'll take over now. I know you'll miss him terribly. Hold him in your hearts and he'll be with you always.

Posted by Deb (Benn) Storer - Addison, MI   September 06, 2016

So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Steve and Joann Williams

Posted by steve and joann williams - pittsford, MI - Friend   September 04, 2016

My thoughts and prayers are with your family. I have fond memories of going to the farm as a kid and seeing the newborn hogs. I also enjoyed all the times that our families spent together on the lake having cookouts on the boat. May you all be blessed with peace to keep you through this time. Daryl Staton

Posted by Daryl Staton - Indianapolis, IN - Family Friend   September 04, 2016

Sending my sympathies to you all while remembering ALL the wonderful times we spent together with you in the kitchen, the barn, the boat, and the fairs. Such great memories of your Dad and Mom. Blessings!!!

Posted by Carlene Staton - Warren, MI   September 04, 2016

Lisa, Candy, Brad and Connie, I knew each of you better than your parents but I do understand the hole that is left as our parents age and pass on. I have memories of each of you and God has blessed you with the ability to remember being raised in a family that loved and cared for one another. That doesn't happen by accident. Parenting is one of the high callings on this earth. Your parents obviously did many things right because each of you now carry on that "Taft" tradition and heritage as you live your lives. Time is a wonderful thing. In time the tears of loss will be replaced with the laughter of remembrance. My very best to each of you in your service and care for your dad in his last years and and in your loss at this time. Tom Britsch

Posted by Tom Britsch - Manitou Beach, MI - Teacher   September 04, 2016


I'm very grateful for the wonderful memories I have of my visits to Hyrtl and Barb's home. Our drives, card games, visits to the Amish country, lunches at Burger King, and Hyrtl teaching me to tie the wood bundle knot are times I will always cherish. Hyrtl's legacy will live on for many years to come. As we grieve his passing rejoice that he's reunited with his loving wife.

Posted by Kathy DuBois - Lake Arrowhead, CA - Friend   September 03, 2016


I love you and miss you so much. However, I am so happy that you and Mom are together again.
I am sure you had a great time at the dance last night and went to sleep holding hands. Rest in peace now, free of pain.
Lisa May

Posted by Lisa Marks - Clayton, MI - Family   September 03, 2016


So sorry for your loss.

Posted by Angela & Roger Snyder - Clinton, MI   September 02, 2016


Candy, Brad, Connie and Lisa,
So sorry to hear about your dad. What a great man he was.His sense of humor, and remember our days
of square dancing? He is now with your mom and kicking it up on that dance floor in heaven.
Peace to all of you,
Much Love,
Marilyn Davidson

Posted by Marilyn Davidson - Manitou Beach, MI - Friend   September 02, 2016