Phyllis Louise Vegter

phyllis vegter
Phyllis Louise Vegter, 91, of Bay City, went home to heaven on May 16, 2018 at Bay Shores Nursing Center. Phyllis was born in Fremont, Michigan on July 14, 1926, the daughter of the late Chauncey Oliver and Mabel (Sessions) Miller. Phyllis graduated from Muskegon High School, went on to graduate from Central Michigan University in 1949, and then furthered her studies at the University of Michigan where she received her Master’s Degree. On September 6, 1947, Phyllis married the love of her life, Ernest Vegter. Sadly, he predeceased her in 1984. She was a business education teacher at Handy High School for 31 years, she retired in 1982. Phyllis was a member of Westminster Presbyterian Church, the YWCA, AAUW, Bay Association of Retired School Personnel, Michigan Retired School Personnel, and the University of Michigan Alumni Association. Phyllis leaves to cherish her memory, her only son David. Private arrangements have been entrusted to Skorupski Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 955 N. Pine Rd., Hampton Twp. Private inurnment will take place in Floral Gardens Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family online at

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  1. Sending prayers. I remember Mrs. Vegter well as a teacher who always went the extra mile for her students. She was my typing and shorthand teacher at Handy.

  2. I had Mrs Vegter as a typing teacher in 1961-1962 at T.L. Handy High school.
    She was one of my favorite teachers and I did very well in her class. Typing 100-120 words per minute.

  3. Mrs. Vegter was one of my favorite teachers at Handy High in the late 1960’s. My shorthand was great thanks to her (whatever happened to shorthand??), and I really needed her help with typing (still do), which thanks to her became an invaluable tool for my work life. She and my mother were friends, and I saw her often over the years. She will be missed.

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