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Phyllis E.  Littman
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Phyllis E. (Squire) Littman, age 91, of Sturgis passed away peacefully at her home, June 23, 2018. She is now absent from her body but present with the Lord. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother, she was born July 21, 1926. She was the daughter of Ben & Hazel (Bassett) Squire. She graduated from Sturgis High School in1943. She married Paul J. Littman on October 15, 1945 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Valparaiso, IN. They started their married life in Hammond IN and had two children, Timothy J. and Sharon K. They then moved back to Sturgis where she was a stay at home mom until the kids were older. She then joined Paul in the family business, the Paul Littman Agency as a licensed agent. Their son Tim joined them after he graduated from high school.
After 51years of marriage Paul passed away while they were at their winter home in Florida. She continued working at the agency into her 80’s, spending several months during the winter at her home in Winter Haven FL. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Sturgis where she and Paul led the Walther League a group for teens. She enjoyed teaching 2nd grade Sunday School, was a member of the Ladies Aide, LWML, Choir and singing solos especially Sandy Patti songs. She was also a member of the Sturgis Women’s Club and enjoyed monthly luncheons with members of her high school class of 1943. While in Florida she and Paul attended Messiah Lutheran Church in Lakeland FL where she sang in the choir and occasionally did solos. She was also a member of a women’s group called the “Sassy Singers” that gave performances around the area throughout the winter months. After Paul died she became a member of the Vineyard Church (Celebration Church) where she sang on the Praise Team.
Her greatest joy was having all of the family together at her home at the lake and had many great memories of all the family get-togethers.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Paul, a brother and sister in law, Miles B. and Jean Squire, a sister Martha (Cutler) Myers and nephews John “Jack” Prohl and William Squire (Spike) Cutler.
Surviving are one son Timothy J. (Tamara) Littman, one daughter Sharon K. (Mark) Roberts. Five grandchildren: Tisha (J.R.) Farr, Tiffany (Brian) Nickell, Amy (Aaron) Morris, Julie (Josh) Kerns, and Scott (Alisha) Roberts, 11 Great Grandchildren; nephews: Greg Squire, Karl (Mary) Littman, Ron (Darlene) Littman, and Nieces: Kris Whitesell, Wendy (Len) Brusso and Chris (Jerry) Bell.
The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. Friday at the Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes, 807 E. Chicago Rd., Sturgis, MI 49091, 269-651-3284 where funeral services celebrating the life of Phyllis E. Littman will be held at 11:00 A.M. Saturday. The Rev. Barry Sommerfield of the Vineyard Church of Sturgis will officiate. A graveside committal will follow the service at Oak Lawn Cemetery in Sturgis.
The family suggests those wishing to make a memorial donation in Mrs. Littman’s memory consider Camp Fort Hill c/o: Sturgis Area Foundation, 310 N. Franks Ave., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the Vineyard Church, 211 N. Nottawa St., Sturgis, MI 49091 or the charity of one’s choice.
The obituary is also at www.hackmanfamilyfuneralhomes.com where personal messages of support may be left for the family.


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Visitation

Friday

29

Jun

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

Service

Saturday

30

Jun

11:00 AM
Rosenberg Chapel of Hackman Family Funeral Homes

807 E. Chicago Rd
Sturgis, MI 49091

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