EVART — Edward “Butch” Lee Wirick, of Evart Township, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly Friday, August 31, 2018 cutting firewood in Osceola Township, Osceola County, with his son-in-law. He was 74.
Edward was born August 13, 1944 in Niles, Michigan to Theodore Wirick Sr. and Evelyn Osborn Wirick. He married Sharon Marie Williams in Niles on November 2, 1963 and she preceded him in death November 17, 2016. Mr. Wirick had worked as a carpenter, mostly doing sheetrock construction. Edward and Sharon moved to the Evart are from Dowagiac in 2001. Nothing made Ed’s eyes twinkle more than talking about his family. He was noted for his kindness and willingness to help others. Mr. Wirick was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, mushrooming, and chopping wood. He was an active member of Brooks Corners United Methodist Church.
Ed is survived by his three children, Evelyn “Lynn” (Terry) Cour of Evart, Edward Wirick Jr. of Evart, Michael (Amy) Wirick of Hersey, six grandchildren, Brennyn, Grace, Adeline, Asa, Terry, Jobeth, five great grandchildren, Jeydon, Elijha, Liam, Sheldon, Tomas, his sister, Linda (Jim) Crocker of Niles, and two brothers, John (Cathy) Wirick of Niles, and Bill Wirick of Niles. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Sharon, two sisters, Evelyn and Judy, and three brothers, Theodore Jr., Warren, and Larry.
A Celebration of Life honoring Edward Lee Wirick will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, September 9th at the Brooks Corners United Methodist Church with Pastor Joe Beavan officiating. There will be a time of refreshment and fellowship following services in the church’s fellowship hall.