Bumstead legislation establishing Pfc. Brett Witteveen Memorial Highway heads to governor’s desk

LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Legislature gave final approval on Thursday to legislation introduced by Sen. Jon Bumstead that would honor a fallen soldier from Oceana County.

“I am happy to see continued support for this legislation as it makes its way to the governor’s desk to be signed into law,” said Bumstead, R-Newaygo. “Brett Witteveen is an American hero, but more importantly, he was a son, a brother, a cousin and a friend. We all owe a great debt to the Witteveen family — I hope this memorial serves as a reminder of Brett’s courage and honorable service to his country.”

Senate Bill 585 would name a portion of U.S. 31 after Pfc. Brett Witteveen, who was born and raised in Shelby and graduated from Hart High School in 2005. Witteveen served in the U.S. Marine Corps and was killed in February of 2007 during a combat operation in Iraq.

Under the bill, the Pfc. Brett Witteveen Memorial Highway would range from West Shelby Road, exit 144 in Shelby to the intersection of Polk Road, exit 149 in Hart.

SB 585 will now go to Gov. Gretchen Whitmer for consideration.