Name: John Mitin
Hometown: Pigeon, MI
Funeral Date: November 22, 2013
Date of Birth: August 25, 1918
Date of Passing: November 19, 2013
Funeral Home: Meyersieck-Bussema Funeral Home
The Funeral Service will be conducted at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 22, 2013 at Salem United Methodist Church in Pigeon with Rev. David Stewart officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at the New Bay Port Cemetery.
He is survived by his loving children David (Gahl) Mitin, Barbara (Dale) Einhardt and Lisa (James) Coe; cherished grandchildren Michael (Lana) Mitin, Tamara Hartman, Adam (Jenee) Einhardt, Emily Einhardt, Alexandria and Madelynn Coe; and his adored great grandchildren Krew and Khloe Hartman and Wyatt Mitin; sisters Clara Secor and Mary (John) Leipprandt; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by “Margie”, his beloved wife of 67 years, his parents, his brothers Alex Mitin and Jay Mitin, and sister Anna Pulcifer.Memorials are suggested to Salem United Methodist Church, Heartland Hospice, or Home Sweet Home Assisted Living. VISITATION AT MEYERSIECK-BUSSEMA FUNERAL HOME, PIGEON: Thursday, November 21, 2 – 8 p.m. AND AT SALEM UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, PIGEON: Friday, November 22 10 – 11 a.m.
He was born in Fairgrove, Michigan to Walter and Jane Mitin on August 25, 1918, and graduated from the Snell Country School. He was a proud WW II veteran of the U.S. Army having served in the Battle of Normandy and various stations throughout Europe and was the recipient of numerous medals including five Bronze Stars. On June 1, 1946 he was married to Marjorie Marie Yantzi at the Salem Evangelical United Brethren Church in Pigeon. She preceded him in death on September 6, 2013. John enjoyed a long career as a dairy farmer and served on several county-wide agricultural committees as well as the Winsor Township Board. He was the last elected trustee of Snell School before the consolidation with the Pigeon School District. John especially enjoyed his many years of service on the Board of Directors of the Pigeon Cooperative Elevator. John was a faithful, active member of the Salem United Methodist Church in Pigeon where he served on many administrative committees over the years. His life was guided by his deep Christian faith and patriotic beliefs as he raised his family with loving kindness and a gentle spirit. Following retirement, John and Marjorie moved to Port Richey, Florida where they lived for 16 years before moving back to Michigan to be closer to their family.