Wendy M. Kirt
December 16, 1963 – September 21, 2020
Wendy Mitchell Kirt, 56, of Grand Blanc, Michigan left this world at peace and finally pain-free on Monday morning, September 21, 2020, after aggressive treatment for Stage-4 Pancreatic Cancer. She is survived by her husband, Brad Kirt and daughter Sydney Kirt. She was preceded in death by her father, Bill Mitchell. Other survivors include her mother, Della Mitchell, Tucson, Arizona, sister Kristie Mitchell (Ski Kowalski), Utrecht, Netherlands, sister Becky Tanner (Todd), Tucson, Arizona, brother, Scott Mitchell, SLC, Utah, mother-in-law, Ann Deemer (Dave), Fenton, Michigan, father-in-law Ken Kirt (Sharon), Lennon, Michigan, brother-in-law, Kenny Kirt, Fenton, Michigan, sister-in-law Terri Mondeau (Darrell), Grand Blanc, Michigan, sister-in-law Kristen Shaedig (Erik), Ann Arbor, Michigan, and nieces and nephews Brock, Mitchell, and Wyatt Tanner, Josh, Haylee, Ashleigh, Madison and Zach Mitchell, Teagan and Duncan Mondeau, and Aurelia and Henry Schaedig. Wendy was born December 16, 1963 in Phoenix, Arizona. She lived much of her formative years in Utah, graduating from Springville High School in 1983. She loved sports and was a natural athlete, competing in basketball, volleyball, and track. She reconnected with running later in life. She relishedthe competition, the community, and of course, the picking up the medal at the end of the race. She ran the 10-mile Crimand 200-mile Bourbon Chase several times and countless half-marathons, 10ks, and 5ks, which she has the medals to prove. Wendy lived in a number of places before calling Michigan home. It was there, that she met the love of her life, Brad. The two of them spent 22 wonderful years together. They enjoyed anything outdoors, whether it was fishing, camping, boating, or just hanging out around a fire. They vowed when their daughter Sydney was born, they would pack her up and take her with them wherever they went, and they did. She loved coaching her daughter, Sydney, in basketball and watching her play tennis and golf. Wendy spent the first half of her career life in retail management and the second half in quality assurance and engineering. Thank you to the wonderful team at Genesee Polymers for treating Wendy like family. Wendy was a champion of the underdog and was passionate about standing up for anyone she felt was marginalized in society. Be it children who were bullied in her elementary school classrooms or groups of people she felt were being treated unfairly. Wendy was someone you wanted in your corner and who had your back, no matter what. Wendy had a wicked sense of humor and loved to laugh more than anything. She believed in love and cherished her family and tribe of friends. Her ability to love unconditionally and kind heart touched the lives of many people. Thank you to all of Wendy's Warriors who have been on this path with her. She received countless calls, cards, messages, well wishes, and offers to help out from around the world. Life is short, live it to the fullest. The family thanks the many caregivers for their kindness, caring, and treatment of her cancer: Genesee Cancer & BloodDisease Treatment Center, Ascension Genesys Hospital, and Ascension at Home Hospice. A small private memorial was held by the family who asks that in lieu of flowers, a donation be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network or a charity of your choice.
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Wendy M. Kirt
Cindy Friel Ovard
September 28, 2020
I grew up with Wendy in Springville Utah. We lived near each other and spent many of our childhood days together. I remember Wendy as fiercely competitive and she lived life fully. I loved her sense of humor even the day I finally beat her in the Westside elementary field day in the 50 years dash. She was so gracious to lose ONE time. I loved her for that. This world is a better place knowing Wendy and she will be missed!! ❤️❤️
September 27, 2020
I met Wendy thru my good friends Tim and Christina. We clicked right away! I had the best laughs with her about everything! We kept in touch mostly on Facebook. I loved her pep and energy ! She is a wonderful mother, wife and friend. I can’t believe your gone but I thank you for being there for me always. I’ll keep your messages always and you have a special place in my heart . God bless you
Amber Childs Canals
September 25, 2020
I'll never forget the vacation to Michigan. We laughed all the time. The Mitchell's are like family to us and have always treated us all with utmost respect. Sometimes I feel like somethings in life just aren't fair. I often wonder why I have survived 3 different cancers and then the Lord takes our good friend away from us . Why didn't he save her life and heal her too??? I know the Lord has his plan and now Wendy is out of pain and with her dad now. I know she feels sad for all those left behind! She will always be there to watch over y'all. This I know for certain, and until we meet again Wendy, you will be missed by me and soooo many more. You left a lasting impression that will never be forgotten!!! Rest in peace Wend, I love you so much! This is way to hard for me. Bless the Mitchell's and may the Lord bring y'all comfort at this difficult time. I LOVE YOU!!!😢😢♥️♥️♥️
September 25, 2020
Wendy, my coworker for over 7 years, my friend for life. So many daily battles and victories we shared together in the workplace. But the way you opened your office, your ears and your heart to me during a very tough time? That’s what I’ll continue to carry with me. You called me into your office every morning just to see how I and everyone in my life were doing during that time. I’ll never forget how genuine you were to me and how helpful it was to have someone like you show that level of compassion. One of a kind for sure. Bless you and your family.
September 25, 2020
I had the pleasure of working with Wendy for several years and we always had a great time. She was a wonderful friend and colleague. I recognized her kind heart from the day we started working together and was proud to introduce her to one of my best friends in life, Brad. It always made me so happy to see your adventures camping and fishing or watching Syd participate in a sport. We had some memories that I’ll never forget in New Orleans and Utah. Thank you for helping me through a challenging time in my life. Most of all, thanks for being a great partner to Brad.
September 25, 2020
Wendy you will be greatly missed! You were always so much fun.!
One of my fondest memories was from the good old Westside market when you ran after a guy trying to shoplift beer from the store and you literally tackled him in the corner yard down the street, and brought back that six pack like it was no big deal!!!
I think that describes the loyalty you had for everyone and everything!!
Rest peacefully sweet friend! Love you 😍
September 24, 2020
Your tribute was amazing and perfect. It didnt take long or knowing her exceedingly well to know she cared about everyone. She always took the time to notice individual qualities about me and my children, and made sure she shared them in a way that made us feel respected and special. Im incredibly thankful to have known her and hope to practice this quality to others. Always here for you Brad and Syd.