Man known for knitting hats for the homeless in Grand Rapids dies

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – A man who became known as the “Hat Man” in his later years has died.

Morris “Morrie” Boogart died Friday at the age of 93.  In 2016, at the age of 91, FOX 17 reported how Morrie was still knitting hats while in hospice care.

Boogart donated boxes of hats every year to area shelters to be handed out to the homeless.

His obituary says that Boogart served in the Navy during World War II.  He is survived by five children, 12 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.

You can watch the 2016 report below:

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