Leta "Pete" May (Wyns) Mitteer

August 2, 1931 ~ November 9, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Leta "Pete" Mitteer Obituary

Leta "Pete" May Mitteer, 92, of Hart passed away Thursday, November 9, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones.  She was born August 2, 1931, in Shelby, the daughter of Frank and Gladys (Ward) Wyns.

Leta married Frank Mitteer on June 10, 1949, and was married for 68 years. Leta and Frank moved to Shelby, where they resided until 1978.  Leta was a homemaker and then took a job at Dr. Gerig's office in Shelby for many years.  In 1978 the Mitteers moved to Pawley's Island, South Carolina, where Leta enjoyed golfing and friends. They returned to Oceana County in Hart in 1989.  Other hobbies Leta had include playing cribbage, bridge, bowling, genealogy, and reading. In her later years, Leta volunteered at the Oceana County Historical Society where she made it her mission to represent the area veterans in local history. 

Leta is survived by: her children, Rebecca Smith, Bruce (Lorraine) Mitteer, and Martin (Catherine) Mitteer; grandchildren Kathryn (Roger) Blair, Erik (Kelcy) Smith, Nicole (Aaron) Stelly, Michelle (Scott) Brunke, and Rachel (John) Lawson; 7 great-grandchildren, 4 step-great-grandchildren; and 1 great-great-grandchild; sister, Sandra (Leo) Dean; and many nieces and nephews. 

Leta was preceded in death by: her husband, Frank Mitteer; parents, Frank and Gladys Wyns; siblings, Samuel Wyns, Phyllis Griffin, Frank (Barney) Wyns, Gordon Wyns, Carol Inglis, Marilyn Cornett, Robert Wyns, and Steven Wyns; son-in-law, Donald Smith; and grandson, Jeremy Mitteer. 

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 am Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at Harris Funeral Home, 267 N. Michigan Avenue, Shelby, Michigan 49455, with Pastor Paulette Zoulek officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 am until 11 am, Tuesday, November 14, 2023 at Harris Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery in Shelby.  
Please consider memorial contributions to: Oceana County Historical Society, 5698 W. Fox Road, Mears, Michigan 49436 or The Ladder Community Center, 67 N. State Street, Shelby, Michigan 49455.
Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is in charge of arrangements.

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November 14, 2023

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

Funeral Service
November 14, 2023

11:00 AM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

November 14, 2023

12:00 PM
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shelby


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