Penju “Pete” Miteff

June 25, 1924 – February 25, 2019

Penju, patriarch of our family, passed peacefully on February 25, at his home. Born in the Valley of the Roses in Skobelevo, Bulgaria, to Ivan and Moma Mitev. He retired from Oloffson Corporation in 1989 after 27 years. Having immigrated in 1951 to the United States with the love of his life, Eleanor, and his two daughters, they eventually settled in Lansing. He was known for his love of life, family, gardening, travel and helping others.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Mitu; and beloved wife of 66 years, Eleanor. He is survived by his children, Margaret (John) McCamant, Nadja (Denny) Lehman, Vanie (John) Brown, Steve (Evonne Garman) Miteff, Ganie Miteff; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren with one more on the way.

The funeral service will be held Saturday, March 2, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Andrew Orthodox Church, 1216 Greencrest Avenue, East Lansing, with visitation one hour prior to the service.

Contributions may be made to St. Andrew Orthodox Church or the Wounded Warrior Project.

His mischievous grin and twinkling blue eyes will live in everyone’s heart for ever.  Memory Eternal!

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tom edmiston
February 26, 2019 at 11:47 am

Nadja and family,
I’m very sorry for your loss. Here at the Cinnaire office, we’re thinking of you during this difficult time.

Dines family
February 26, 2019 at 3:31 pm

Wonderful man, wonderful friends, wonderful family, …..and wonderful babysitters !! Such great memories. Many smiles and tears combined.
We love you all and are sending warm hugs to surround you
Mom, Garry, Kalina and Charissa.

Makayla Brower
February 26, 2019 at 3:46 pm

Prayers to the family

Logan Reale
February 27, 2019 at 10:32 am

Ganie and family,

I am so sorry for the loss of such a wonderful, kind hearted man. He will be dearly missed by all. My prayers are with you all during this extremely difficult time.

Dionte and Ruqayyah Polk
February 27, 2019 at 1:31 pm

Nadja and Family,

We are very sorry for your loss. May warm memories of your father bring you comfort during this time.

Vanessa Morrison
February 28, 2019 at 1:08 pm

Dear Family and Friends of Penju “Pete” Miteff:
Thank you for the privilege and honor of being part of his life and care.
We are praying for comfort and peace for all of you during this difficult time.
With deepest sympathy,
Vanessa Morrison- Grace Hospice Branch Director

Suzanne Moore
March 1, 2019 at 5:32 pm

Vanie, I am so sorry for your loss. May your cherished memories of this great man bring you comfort and may knowing that he is in God’s loving embrace bring you peace.

Rena Decker
March 1, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Ganie and family,

I am so sorry for your loss. Please know that you are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Marilyn Kurtzhals
March 2, 2019 at 7:33 pm

I was blessed to know petie. That’s what I called him. He will never be forgotten He touched so many people, with his sense of humor.May there be a peace within your family hearts. God bless you all My love and prayers are with you.

Dwight and Eleanor Demitz
March 11, 2019 at 12:48 am

Wonderful man may his memory be eternal


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