Danny Harvey Birt went to be with his savior Jesus, on Monday, November 22, 2021 at the age of 76, at the Greeley County Hospital, in Tribune, Kansas. He was born at the family home July 9, 1945 in Trinidad, Colorado, the third son of Richard Irvin Birt and Mary Amanda (Miller) Birt. Much of Danny’s childhood years were centered in Pritchett, Colorado, and immediate surrounding area, as his family moved several times.
He attended Prairie Center Country School located South of Pritchett and later attended school in Pritchett. In 1962, he moved to Lamar, Colorado and completed his Junior and Senior year at Lamar Bible School, graduating in 1964. He attended Lamar Community College for a short time and deciding that was not for him went to work. On March 3, 1965, he hired on with Plateau Natural Gas, which subsequently became Peoples Natural Gas, Greeley Gas Company, and finally, Atmos Energy.
On May 28, 1966, he married Eva Florence Taylor in Lamar, Colorado and they made their home in Lamar. To this union two children were born, Rebekah and Claude. In 1977, Danny moved his family to Syracuse, Kansas as a result of a work transfer. After nearly 43 years of working for the gas company he retired from company work on August 1, 2007.
In addition to work, Danny was always doing something. He became a firefighter for the Lamar Volunteer Fire Department and continued that service in Syracuse. A member of the City Fire Department from 1977 to 2009, and County Fire Department from 1977 to 2020, he also served as Assistant Fire Chief for the County for approximately 10 years. His greatest enjoyment came from helping family and friends. Additionally, he enjoyed various hobbies, nature, walking, Gospel and Western music, and serving in various ministries of the Wesleyan Church of Syracuse.
He was preceded in death by his father, Richard Irvin Birt, his mother, Mary A. (Miller) Birt, two brothers - Earl Birt, Allen Birt, and two sisters - Shirley Birt and Faye Higgins.
He is survived by his wife, Eva Florence (Taylor) Birt of Syracuse, KS, one son, Claude (& wife Myrene) Birt of Boardman, OR, one daughter, Rebekah (& husband John) Platt of Syracuse, KS; Three brothers - Eugene (& wife Felisa) Birt of Phillipines, Robert (& wife Carolyn) Birt of Morrell, KS, Donald Birt of Bolivar, MO, One sister - Louise (& husband Herbie) Clevenger of Benton, KY; Foster Daughter - Kim (& husband Kevin) Nelson of New Uano, LA; Eight Grandchildren - Joshua (& wife Amanda) Platt of Tribune, KS, Caleb Platt of Wilmore, KY, Rachel (& husband Bryan) Higerd of Colby, KS, Keziah & Teagan Birt of Ontario, OR, Esther, Adelyn, & Ellsie Birt of Boardman, OR; four Great Granddaughters - Haiven & Jaidah Platt & Zelda & Daisy Higerd. And numerous nieces and nephews along with many friends.
Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021 at 10:00 AM (MST) at the Wesleyan Church in, Syracuse, KS. Burial will take place at a later date in Prichett Cemetery, Prichett, Colorado.
In Lieu of Flowers memorial contributions may be payable to the Syracuse Wesleyan Church, and sent in care of Fellers Funeral Home LLC, P.O. Box 1253, Syracuse, KS 67878. 620-384-5100
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