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Margaret Nace Mitter ’43

Margaret Nace Mitter ’43, August 3, 1999, in Bloomington, Indiana after a long illness due to Parkinson’s Disease. She joined the WACS immediately following graduation and worked primarily in psychiatric hospitals for the duration of World War II. She earned a master’s of social work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri in 1948 and worked in child welfare jobs for a year. She married Lawrence Mitter in 1949 and spent the next 10 years raising their three children. In 1963, they moved to Indianapolis, where she took a job as a caseworker for the Indianapolis-Marion County Family Services. In 1969, her husband died of complications from a stroke. She left her job with the county in 1984, and spent two years teaching English at Kwassui Women’s College, Japan, where she had been born. Upon her return to the U.S., she taught English conversation to Asian women. She retired to Honololu in 1990 and married her first husband’s cousin, Wayne, in 1995. They returned to live in Indianapolis later that year. Survivors include her husband; two sons; a daughter; a sister, Rebecca Nace Koch ’47; two brothers, including Robert Nace ’45; and seven grandchildren. Another brother, George Nace ’43, died in 1987.

Appeared in Reed magazine: February 2000

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