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Dennis Earl Hyatt, 61, of Midland, passed away on February 20, 2019 at his home surrounded by family. He was born on May 10, 1957 to Earl and Meta (Westphal) Hyatt. On July 14, 1984 he married Nora Smith and they had 35 wonderful years together.

Dennis worked for 20 years at Moeggenberg’s Menswear until they closed. He then worked for A-M Church Supply, drove a semi for Bestway Systems Inc, then moved to WDS Enterprises and most recently worked with Go To Transport out of Bay City. Dennis was an Elder at Zion Lutheran Church of Beaver and coached T-ball and girls softball at Zion for many years. He enjoyed hunting, walking through the woods with his dogs, especially his Basset Hound Barney and gardening. For years he had a roadside stand, Hyatt’s Gardening, with his children. Dennis enjoyed growing and selling pumpkins of all varieties the most. He felt seeing the smiles on children’s faces made it very special.

Dennis is survived by his wife, Nora, children, Victoria Hyatt, Mary Hyatt, Adam Hyatt, step-daughter Tina Hyatt mother, Meta Hyatt, and brother, Brian (Diane) Hyatt. He is also survived by numerous cousins including Sandra and Susan Westphal who he always said were “His Sisters”, uncle and aunt, Earl and Peggy Westphal, Aunt, Irene Westphal, and special family friend’s Chris, Kristy, Travis Rickett, Barry and Shannon Histed, Mark and Katie Garrett and family.

Dennis was predeceased by his father, Earl Hyatt.

A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, February 23, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church of Beaver with Pastor Seth Hemme and Pastor Andrew Menz officiating. Friends may visit with the family at Smith-Miner Funeral Home on Friday, February 22, 2019 from 4-7 pm and on Saturday, at the church, from 10 am until the time of service. Burial will take place at Zion Cemetery.

Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider Zion Lutheran Church or CGLT Fund (Celebrating Gods Love Together).

On Line condolences may be left at smithminer.com.

Condolence Messages

  1. Rick Bergstein

    24 February 2019 2 years ago

    So sorry for your loss Dennis was great at community drug and although we haven’t seen each other in years I always enjoyed our chats when we met as “adults”😉

  2. Neal and Char Shafer

    22 February 2019 2 years ago

    Nora and family: Our thoughts and prayers are with each of you.

  3. Dave Gantz

    22 February 2019 2 years ago

    Our prayers are with your family for God’s peace through eternal life with Christ.

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