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Murtin Steward

Sunday, September 17, 2006

PUXICO - Murtin M. Stewart, 85, died Sept. 13, at the Bay Medical Center in Bay City, Mich.

Born Aug. 7, 1921, in Puxico, to the late Jesse Columbus and Lulah Venita Maddox Steward, he enlisted into the Civilian Conservation Corps and was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in Italy, France and Germany during World War II. He worked as an assembly man and fork lift operator for General Motors in Pontiac, Mich., and after retirement lived in Waterford and West Branch, Mich., and Homasassa, Fla.

In 1966, he married Geraldine Brindley, who survives.

Other survivors include: two stepsons and stepdaughters-in-law, Terry and Gerrie Benjamin and Larry and Carol Benjamin of West Branch; one stepdaughter and stepson-in-law, LuAnn and David Zettle of West Branch; and four stepgrandchildren.

Three brothers, Alvie Steward, Thurman Steward and Carroll Steward; and one sister, Zelma Patton preceded him in death.

Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Rock Hill Cemetery near Puxico under the direction of Watkins and Sons Funeral Service of Puxico.