Bien "Benny" Lim

  • Born: January 2, 1929
  • Died: January 30, 2018
  • Location: Warren, Michigan

D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home

30009 Hoover Road
Warren, MI 48093

Tel. (586) 751-0444

Tribute & Message From The Family

Bien "Benny" Tek Lim, age 89, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at his home in Warren, Michigan. Bien was born January 2, 1929 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Wie Kim Lim and the late Katie Moy Lim. Stepson of the late restaurateur, Victor Lim – on Adams in Detroit, and beloved big -brother to the late Joyce (Gilbert) Lim Chin and Ming (Fay) Chai-Lim Lee.

Bien was raised in Detroit where he later attended and graduated from Cranbrook High School in Bloomfield Hills. He would go on to attend Georgetown University until he was called to duty serving the United States Army during the Korean War. Bien would serve faithfully from February 28, 1951 until receiving his honorable discharge on February 27, 1953. Bien attained the rank of Corporal before returning home to Detroit to once again begin civilian life.

Bien worked for over 30 years for the Chrysler Corporation in Highland Park where he retired as an IT purchasing executive for the automotive giant. Bien was engaged in a dual career from the late 60s thru 70s as he helped manage the family restaurant business. He worked hard and really enjoyed playing racquetball to build relationships and relieve stress which motivated his comrades to stay healthy. Even after retirement in 1988, Bien continued to play racquetball up until the age of 84.

Additionally, Bien had many passions in life including being a fan of collegiate sports. Even though his own daughter attended Michigan State University, Bien was a die-hard University of Michigan Wolverine fan. He loved to watch college basketball and football with family and friends. Another passion of Bien's was food, to include cooking, eating and dining out at his favorite eateries. He loved his Asian restaurants and also enjoyed Joe Muer's Restaurant on Gratiot Avenue before its closing.

Bien will be remembered by his family as the pillar, and the patriarch. He was the consummate provider and cared deeply for others in his extended family. A devoted son, father, brother and uncle, he was also a coach, mentor and counselor to so many family, friends and colleagues. He was the cheerleader for the family's children at all their sporting events and also the elder statesman to lean on for wisdom. He will be forever missed and always cherished.

Bien was the beloved husband of Darlene Domasiewicz, the dear father of Dina (Brian) Wines, and the second father and mentor to Dennis Domasiewicz, and the late Thomas Domasiewicz. He was the cherished second grandfather of Kristen and Jonathan Wines. Mr. Lim is further survived by many loving relatives and friends.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren.

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Condolence & Memory Journal

Bien was my closest friend on earth. We worked, bowled, fished, travelled, ate, played and talked endlessly together.

He was the clearest thinking, most generous, nicest and most faithful friend I and many others ever had.

He loved every member of his family, spoke of them often and was deeply loved in return.

He was dedicated to Chrysler and worked hard with Information Systems and Data Processing to acquire the very best Computers, at the very best price.
Every body at work knew or knew of Benny Lim.

I will think of him, of Dina and Darleen and other close friends every day.

Posted by Joe Carroll - Malvern, PA - Friend   February 09, 2018

Know Bien all my life. A great friend. He will be missed.

Posted by Roger Budry - Leesburg, FL   February 08, 2018

I first met Bien when I was 18 in the US Army at Fort Knox KY.from that point on we were always friends. Marge and I have felt like Family over those many Years.
Bien was a loyal friend, generous,It has been a privilege to have known you all these years and be involved with your wonderful family.
We will always love you and miss you
Derrick & Marge

Posted by derrick reynolds - farmington hills, MI - Family Friend   February 07, 2018

Benny was one of my best friends ever since I met him decades ago on the Corp. Staff. We worked together for years and had a ball... with lunch always a special part of the day. We played a lot of fun racquetball over the years. A smart, funny, generous friend who will be sorely missed. He lead a great life. Rest in peace.

Posted by Ken Quint - Rochester, MI   February 07, 2018

I have the fondest memories of Benny. I would even call him a mentor. I was a young person in the IT business in the 1980's. Benny taught me integrity and that your word means everything. I have so many memories of him. Loved playing racquetball with him on many occasions. He was a beloved man and I respected everything about him. Rest well Benny.

Posted by George Guerrieri - Clarkston, MI - Coworker   February 04, 2018

MY CONDOLENCES TO BENNY'S FAMILY 9awghHe always tried to help us at CFC.

Posted by aRTHUR mICHALEC - sHELBY tWP, MI - Coworker   February 04, 2018

I always enjoyed working and playing with Benny. My best wishes to his family.

Posted by Jerry Bloom - Troy, MI - Coworker   February 04, 2018

Always thought of Bien as my "Cool" cousin. Will miss that twinkle in his eyes. Rest in Peace!

Posted by Yokie Van Vallis - Chesterfield, MI   February 01, 2018

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