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West Michigan journalist Barton Deiters dies at 56

In a tribute to Deiters, WOOD writes the beloved reporter suffered from West Nile virus for seven months.
Credit: WOOD TV8

Local reporter Barton Deiters has died of West Nile virus, according to WOOD TV8.

Barton was a West Michigan native, growing up in Wyoming, Michigan.

In a tribute to Deiters, WOOD writes the beloved reporter suffered from West Nile virus for seven months.

He was 56 years old.

Deiters was a journalist for over 30 years.  

13 ON YOUR SIDE expresses our sincerest condolences to his family, as well as his WOOD TV8 coworkers.

You can read the full tribute here.

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