Elgie David Hart, 95, of Owosso, passed away Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 at Sparrow Health Systems, Lansing. Memorial Military Honors will take place at a later date at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly where his cremains will be laid to rest.. There will be no visitation or services scheduled at this time.
Elgie was born in Byron, Michigan on September 1, 1918, the son of the late David N. and Minnie (Kuester) Hart. He married Marva Martineau on November 21, 1942. Elgie served his country proudly during World War II as a Staff Sergeant with the famed Third Armored (Spearhead) Division. He was a prisoner of war and was awarded the Bronze Star as well as numerous other medals.
He was a life member of the Third Armored Division, the Disabled Veterans and the Masonic Lodge #81, Owosso. Elgie was a member of the First Baptist Church of Owosso. He had been an active member since June 10, 1934. Elgie served on various boards and church committees through the years. The church was an important part of his life.
Elgie will be deeply missed by his wife of 71 plus years, Marva of Owosso; two sons, James D. and wife Mary Ellen Hart of Johannesburg, Michigan and John D. Hart of Saugatuck; his granddaughter, Anne Marie and husband Mike Proctor and two great grandsons, Cody and Dustin Proctor.
Elgie was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters Katherine Simmons and Lucille Hart; brother, Roland Hart.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church, 114 West Mason Street, Owosso, Michigan 48867.