Robert K. “Bird” Derosett, 54, of Columbia City, died at 6:19 a.m. Monday, Feb. 7, 2011 at his home.
He was born March 19, 1956 in Marion, a son of Atwell and Hazel Josephine (Todd) Derosett. His formative years were spent in Bluffton, Churubusco and Blue Lake areas. He completed his education at Churubusco High School.
Surviving relatives include his mother, Hazel Josephine “Jo” Hurt of Columbia City; two children, Sarah Derosett of Fort Wayne and Jeffrey Schutt of Indianapolis.
He was preceded in death by his father and a sister, Priscilla Klingaman.
A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. Friday at Smith & Sons Funeral Home, Columbia City with the family receiving friends after 2 p.m. Friday.
Burial will take place at a later date at Keister Section of Scott Cemetery.
Preferred memorials to final expense account at Smith & Sons Funeral Home.
Condolences may be sent to www.smithandsonsfuneralhome.com .