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Daniel M. "Dan" Wirth


Daniel M. "Dan" Wirth, 63, of Elyria, passed away Sunday, December 31, 2017 at O'Neill Healthcare in North Ridgeville following a brief illness. He was born December 16, 1954 in Elyria.

Dan was a member of East Broad Street Church of Christ, and was Head Custodian at McKinley Elementary School where he loved his job, people and students that he came into contact with every day. He had been a steel worker for over 30 years and owned Norm Wirth's Electric.

Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Diana Lee (nee Norris); a daughter, Amy Lynn Foucher (Shawn) of Elyria; two sons, Ryan P. Wirth of Elyria and Steve Higgins (Danielle) of Wellington. Additional survivors include seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren and a brother, Norman Wirth (Rosemary) of Elyria.

Dan was preceded in death by his parents, Norman G. and Chloe (nee Marquis) Wirth.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 7 P.M., Thursday, January 4, 2018 at The Laubenthal-Mercado Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 38475 Chestnut Ridge Rd. (at State Rt. 57), Elyria, 440-322-4626, where funeral services will be at 11 A.M. on Friday, January 5, 2018. Pastor Harold Reddick will officiate. Burial will be private at Brookdale Cemetery in Elyria.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Dan's memory can be sent to McKinley Elementary School, 620 East River St. Elyria, OH 44035.

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