Traverse City Record-Eagle


August 31, 2013

Jeannine S. Yeiter

TRAVERSE CITY — Jeannine Sue Yeiter, 84, of Traverse City, passed away Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City. Jeannine was born on Friday, April 5, 1929, to the late Carl and Agnes (Brooks) Lute in Hammond, Ind.

She graduated from Hammond High School in 1947 and then attended Butler University.

On Friday, May 20, 1955, she married Robert D. Yeiter in Lowell.

Jeannine lived in Indianapolis, Ind., prior to moving to Traverse City.

She and her husband, Robert, owned and operated the Pinestead Restaurant.

She had been a member of First Church of Christ - Scientist, where she had served as First Reader, a soloist and a member of the board.

Her hobbies included tennis and gardening.

Jeannine is survived by her husband, Robert D. Yeiter, of Traverse City; sons, Michael J. (Mary) Long and Curtiss R. (Christine) Yeiter, all of Traverse City; daughters, Tracey C. (Frank) Cusenza, of Crystal Lake, Ill., and Robin D. (Michael) Noval, of Los Angeles, Calif.; and seven grandchildren, Brian and Kelley Long, Josh and Corey Cusenza, Mason, Megan and Matthew (Marisa) Yeiter.

Jeannine was preceded in death by her parents.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

The family would like to express their gratitude to the Aspen wing staff at Grand Traverse Pavilions for their special care and treatment of our mother.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Grand Traverse Pavilions Foundation, 1000 Pavilions Circle, Traverse City, MI 49684.

Please share your memories of Jeannine with her family by way of her online guestbook at

The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

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