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Veteran journalist Barton Deiters dies at 56

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Posted at 10:52 PM, Apr 16, 2021

(WXMI) — Local reporter Barton Deiters has died of West Nile virus at the age of 56, according to WOOD TV8.

In a tribute to Deiters, WOOD writes that the Wyoming native battled the disease for the past seven months. They say his family was with him when he passed.

Deiters was a staple of West Michigan journalism and a beloved member of the community.

Our sincerest condolences go out to his family, friends and his coworkers at WOOD TV8.

Read WOOD’s full tribute here.