Merritt Vite

Obituary of Merritt Hubert Vite

Merritt Hubert Vite, 85, of Niles passed away Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at his daughter’s home after a lengthy illness. He was born on February 12, 1935 to the late Merritt and Zora (Eisele) Vite in Buchanan, Michigan. He graduated from Buchanan High School, class of 1952. On June 26, 1953 he wed the love of his life, Juliana P. Jaroch at a ceremony at First Presbyterian Church in Niles. Hubert went on to have many successful careers. He worked for many years at Clark Equipment during the day, after grabbing a quick meal he was off to sell Kirby vacuums and worked in his real estate adventures. For many years he was owner of Tasty Twirl in Cassopolis, and after moving out to Las Vegas, Nevada, Hubert became the number #1 Lincoln Salesperson in the state , until his retirement. Hubert loved to work, he was extremely goal driven and felt great satisfaction in seeing the fruits of his labor. He had very little time for hobbies, given that work was kind of his hobby, however, he could sit and listen to his wife play the violin for hours. She certainly was the apple of his eye and nothing made him happier than seeing her smile. He was extremely proud of his family and if you spent much time with him you would hear him boasting of their accomplishments. He is preceded in death by his beloved wife, of over 62 years Juliana Vite, his grandson Caleb Dudas, and his sister Dorothy Vite. Hubert is survived by his beloved three children; Deborah “Deb” (Dan) Dudas of Niles; sons, Michael Vite of Cassopolis and David (Elisa) Vite of South Bend; doting grandfather of Lisa, Erica, Melissa, Megan, Mike, Molly, Amber, David Jr. , and Sabina, six great-grandchildren and his brothers, William (Madelyn) and Robert Vite, all of Buchanan. Services to celebrate Hubert will take place Monday, February 15, 2021 at Brown Funeral Home at 1 p.m. with a time of visitation beginning at 11 a.m. He will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife at Silverbrook Cemetery. In keeping with the Covid-19 guidelines, the State of Michigan requires all in attendance to follow all guidelines including, social distancing, mandatory mask, and hand sanitizing. We appreciate your assistance helping us to keep everyone in attendance healthy. Those wishing to make a memorial donation in honor of Hubert have been asked to consider the First Presbyterian Church, 13 South 4th Street, Niles, MI 49120.
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Monday
15
February

Visitation

11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday, February 15, 2021
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main St.
Niles, Michigan, United States
(269) 683-1155
Monday
15
February

Funeral Service

1:00 pm
Monday, February 15, 2021
Brown Funeral Home & Cremation Services
521 E. Main Street
Niles, Michigan, United States
269-683-1155
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