Michiyo (Mihata) Wintermyer

Michiyo (Mihata) Wintermyer, 86, born Jan. 17, 1933, in Moji, Japan, passed away June 17. In Saitozaki, Japan, while walking along a dirt path, she met the love of her life, George Wintermyer. They married, moved to the U.S. and finally settled in Lakewood, Ohio where she enjoyed raising her children and watching her grandchildren grow. Michiyo was an accomplished wife, mother, seamstress, and well known for her culinary skills. Together, she and her husband George spent the last 8 years in the Portage Lakes area. She was preceded in death by her parents. Michiyo is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, George Wintermyer; son, John (Antionette) Wintermyer; daughters, Wanda (Darel) Schartman, Irene Wintermyer, Cathy (Eric) Bacher, Barbara (Phil) Karayan, Sandy Boggs; grandchildren, Jodi (Ryan) Modica, Melissa (Ian) Downey, Donald (April) Schartman, David Wintermyer, Joshua Wintermyer, Daniel Boggs, Abigail Bacher, Hannah Karayan; great-grandchildren, Tyler Cehelnik, Noah Schartman. Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Michiyo Wintermyer’s memory to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Visit www.bacherfuneralhome.com to share condolences and memories with Michiyo’s family.

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