Flint, Delbert

Written by David Green.

Delbert Flint, 73, of Terry Hwy., Morenci, Mich., died Saturday, April 28, 2007.

He was born March 31, 1934 in Clayton the son of Clyde and Stella (Simpson) Flint. On Nov. 28, 1970, he married Margaret Ann Petry.  She preceded him in death on March 26, 2003.

Delbert was a life long resident of the Morenci area. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather and a  member of the Our Lady of Fatima in Lyons, Ohio. He was formerly employed as a custodian at the Morenci High School, retiring in 1996 after 22 years of service.

Delbert is survived by a daughter, Laura (and Timothy) Blaker of Morenci; a son, Bert “Tony” Flint of Morenci; three  grandchildren,  Bailey, Wade, and Clay; one sister, Rosetta Sallows; and two brothers, Eugene Flint and Clyde Flint, Jr.

Besides his wife, Margaret, Delbert was preceded in death by his parents;  infant son, Matthew  Eric; and six sisters.

Mass of Christian Burial is scheduled at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 1, at Our Lady of Mercy in Fayette, Ohio, with Father Gary Ferguson as celebrant. Burial will follow at Our Lady of Fatima Cemetery near Lyons, Ohio.

Visitation is scheduled Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Eagle Funeral Home-Charles Fink Chapel in Morenci.

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    MOVING EAST—Utility workers continue their slow progress east along U.S. 20 south of Morenci. New electrical poles are put in place before wiring is moved into place.
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    A PERFORMER named Biligbaatar, a member of the AnDa Union troupe from Inner Mongolia, dances at Stair District Library last week during a visit to the Midwest. The nine-member group blends a variety of traditions from Inner and Outer Mongolia. The music is described as drawing from “all the Mongol tribes that Genghis Khan unified.” The group considers itself music gatherers whose goal is to preserve traditional sounds of Mongolia. Biligbaatar grew up among traditional herders who live in yurts. Additional photos are on the back page of this week’s Observer.
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    UMPIRE Thomas Henthorn tosses the bat between team captains Mikayla Price and Chuck Piskoti of Flint’s Lumber City Base Ball Club. Following the 1860 rules, after the bat was grabbed by the captains, captains’ hands advanced to the top of the bat—one hand on top of the other. The captain whose hand ended up on top decided who would bat first. Additional photos of Sunday’s game appear on page 12 of this week’s Observer. The contest was organized in conjunction with Stair District Library’s Hometown Teams exhibit that runs through Nov. 20.
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    VALUE OF ATHLETICS—Morenci graduate John Bancroft (center) takes a turn at the microphone during a chat session at the opening of the Hometown Teams exhibit at Stair District Library. Clockwise to his left is John Dillon, Jed Hall, Jim Bauer, Joe Farquhar, George Hollstein, George Vereecke and Mike McDowell. Thomas Henthorn (at the podium) kicked off the conversation. Henthorn, a University of Michigan–Flint professor, will return to Morenci this Sunday to lead a game of vintage base ball at the school softball field.
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    HUDSON RUNNER Jacob Morgan looks toward the top of the hill with dismay during the tough finish at Harrison Lake State Park. Fayette runner Jacob Garrow focuses on the summit, also, during the Eagle Invitational cross country run Saturday morning. Continuing rain and drizzle made the course even more challenging. Results of the race are in this week’s Observer.
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    HOLDEN HUTCHISON gives a hug to a black bear cub—the product of a taxidermist’s skills—at the Michigan DNR’s Great Youth Jamboree. The event on Sunday marked the fourth year of the Jamboree. Additional photos are on page 12.
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    HOSE safety—The FireCatt hose testing company from Troy put Morenci Fire Department hose to the test Monday morning when Mill Street was closed to traffic. The company also checks nozzles and ladders for wear in an effort to keep fire fighters safe while on calls.

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