David Pant Sr., 62

David A. Pant Sr., age 62, of Burr Oak, passed away Tuesday, April 2, 2013, at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born Oct. 24, 1950, in Sturgis, a son of Raymond and Martha (Krontz) Pant.

David had been a resident of the Sturgis and Burr Oak area most of his life and was a graduate of Sturgis High School. After graduation he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed in Panama City, Panama.

In June 1975, he married Earnestina Hernandez.

He was an owner/operator truck driver until his health forced him to retire. He enjoyed fishing, drag racing, watching and playing baseball, and computers and guns.

Surviving are his ex-wife, Earnestina; a son, David Allen Pant Jr. of Burr Oak; stepdaughters Denia Zierle of Sturgis and Olga (Wayne) Davis of Orland, Ind.; a stepson, Rick “Papi” Hernandez of Burr Oak; step-grandchildren Charles Zierle, Amanda Zierle, Jessica Johnson, Brandon Ruder, and Brieana Ruder; three step-great-grandchildren; his mother, Martha Pant of Sturgis; three brothers, Raymond, Jim and Dan Pant; and four sisters, Dorothy Eichorn, Pam Johnson, Ruth Ferrier and Margaret Flowers.

He was preceded in death by his father; and a stepson, Israel.

The family will receive friends and relatives from 4-7 p.m. Saturday at Hackman Family Funeral Home — Rosenberg Chapel, 807 E. Chicago Road, Sturgis.

Cremation will follow the services.

Memorial donations may be directed to the family to help with expenses. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.

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