Michael T. Mittelstaedt, “Nice Guy Mike” age 79, of Delano, passed away on Sunday, June 19, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer.
He was born December 24, 1942, to James and Viva (Lambert) Mittelstaedt in Peoria, IL.
Mike was a loving husband, dad, grandpa, brother, uncle, and friend to many. He will be remembered for his quiet manner, giving heart, and unwavering love for his family.
Mike grew up in Mound, MN, and graduated from Mound Westonka High School. After high school, he proudly served in the United States Army and worked his way up to sergeant.
After serving, he went on to graduate from Dunwoody College of Technology. A strong work ethic and love of carpentry led him to various construction jobs and earned him the title of the superintendent.
This career led to various family projects where he was always there for them to “supervise.”
Mike was preceded in death by his parents, James and Viva (Lambert) Mittelstaedt Sr; brother Jamie, and in-laws Don and Helen Riis.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty; children Mike (Susan), Matt (Becky), Marshall (Stacie); seven grandchildren: Taylor, McKinley, Michael, Braedon, Madison, Morgan, MJ; brothers Steven (Sara) Mittelstaedt, Frank (Sallie) Mittelstaedt; sister-in-law Orlou Mittelstaedt; and wonderful dog Daisy.
A Celebration of Life will take place Saturday, July 9, at 11 a.m. at Faith Community Church in Maple Plain, MN. Family and friends will gather in the church for one hour before the services from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church.
Inurnment with military honors will be in the Delano Public Cemetery.
A reception will follow at the Mittelstaedt residence at 6675 County Line Road SE, Delano, Minnesota. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Wounded Warriors Project. (https://woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx)
Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano, MN.