Phyllis "Pete" Mittank, 88

Phyllis Irene "Pete" Mittank, 88, formerly of Wabash, died at 12:25 am, Wednesday, Sept. 13, 2017, at Laurels of Shane Hill in Rockford, Ohio. 

She was born April 7, 1929, in Wabash, to Alfred Garr and Bessie  (Lewis) Wilson.

Pete was a 1947 graduate of Wabash High School.  She married Clyde L. Mittank in Wabash on June 14, 1947; he died Aug. 9, 2004.  She was a homemaker and was affiliated with the Wabash Alliance Church and the New Horizons Community Church in Rockford.  Pete enjoyed sewing, reading, knitting, crocheting, bird watching, and Indiana University Basketball.  She also enjoyed spending time with her family. 

She is survived by two children, Linda Meyer of Rockford, and Les (Jackie) Mittank of Wabash; four grandchildren, Ken (Pam) Meyer of Rockford, Jeff (Jennifer) Meyer of Huntington, Beth (Jeff) Yates of Fort Wayne, and Aaron (Trista) Mittank of Marysville, Ohio; 10 great-grandchildren, and two great-great-grandchildren. 

She was also preceded in death by her parents, son Thomas Scott Mittank, one brother, and four sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Pastor Dave Souers officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 5-8 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are Wabash Alliance Church or New Horizons Community Church.

The memorial guest book for Pete may be signed at


Posted on 2017 Sep 14