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Elaine Joan Wiechowski
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    3711 W. 13 Mile Road
    Royal Oak, MI 48073

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“To my beautiful angel, You were more then a grandma to me, you were a best friend. I could tell you anything good or bad and you wouldn't judge me...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Courtney Domijan - Center Line, MI

“Dear Denise, Linda & LisaI was shocked & saddened just this morning to learn of your Mom's passing ( on FB,). Having known her since the late 60's, I...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: Marlene Poma (Oleksiak) - MI

“I have enjoyed our years of Red Hat Ladies, so many good times and fond memories. You will be missed. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Valerie Kraemer

“I have known Elaine for over a year and she was a great Loving Lady... She Loved her Kids and Grand Kids.... Very sweet and would help anyone out... ...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: David Balkevitch - Hazel PArk, MI

“I am so very sorry for your loss. She was a good red hat friend ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Sue Guilbault - North Aurora, IL

“Sorry for your loss ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Bunny Wilson - Utica, MI - Friend


Elaine Joan Wiechowski, age 75 of Center Line, died Wednesday, December 13, 2017 surrounded by her loved ones at Beaumont Hospital in Troy, Michigan. She was born November 13, 1942 in Detroit, daughter of the late John and the late Stephanie Dolores (nee: Kopec) Szwejk.

Along with her role as homemaker and Mom to three beautiful girls, Elaine spent over 30 years working outside of the house at Fr. Murray's Nursing Center in Center Line. First helping to facilitate a number of various aspects within the center's daily operations, she would eventually gravitate towards the dietary department where her skills and care were recognized and rewarded through promotions that ultimately led to her final position as the center's Dietary Supervisor. For many years, Elaine poured her heart and soul into her work, as well as into the countless residents she saw come through Fr. Murray's doors, each with unique needs. They weren't just a number, but special people who needed a special person to show their care,…and Elaine was that person. She could crack-a-whip if necessary, but did more by reaching out with the loving-kindnesses that were simply a part of her being. The Fr. Murray Nursing Center were blessed to have shared in her wealth of knowledge and her desire to serve.

And just why do we all work? Of course,…TO SHOP! And Baby,…Elaine certainly inherited that "shopping gene" in spades. Shopping may have led her to a plethora of stores and malls throughout the years, but there was no debating the ease and convenience of shopping right from the easy chair at home on the ever-popular, QVC. Some may have questioned the PRN of her shopping proclivities, but still her QVC orders were always processed with TLC, and delivered to her door PDQ! (That was for all you nursing types out there. Elaine would have gotten a chuckle from it.)

Yet, shopping wasn't her only pastime away from the job. Still in the vein of working though, this time it involved getting her hands dirty as she tilled her garden in the hopes of something beautiful rising from the soil. Elaine loved all kinds of flowers, and her gardening prowess was certainly evidenced in the visual splendor that resulted from the tender-loving-care that went into each planting, pruning, and preening of her floral masterpiece. For family, friends and neighbors alike, Elaine's garden provided just the right measure of peacefulness and serenity for the soul.

Feeding her garden made all the difference in its growth and beauty, so it made perfect sense that Elaine would do the same for herself,…and she loved to eat, especially when it meant heading out to one of her favorite restaurants and letting others do all the cooking and cleaning. On some days, we're talking multiple trips that Elaine took for breakfast, lunch and dinner. And not merely for the convenience, Elaine found a wonderful charm in eating out and visiting with the many friends she had come to know on the various restaurant staffs that enhanced her mealtime experiences.

Shopping, gardening, eating out,…each and all were an important and beneficial part of Elaine's life experiences, but nothing could have held a candle to the most meaningful and worthwhile part of her life,…the joy and pleasure she derived from "family." From her immediate bunch, to the many extended members, family meant the world to Elaine, and making those precious moments together were the greatest joys of her life. Whether it was the annual reunions or other events that brought everyone together, she was all about keeping familial bonds intact and strong. Family gatherings were the stuff that lasting memories were made of for her, and she ate it all up with great delight. Of course, the most special and endearing of these family gatherings for Elaine were wrapped in the blessings and celebration of her favorite holiday, Christmas! The year was filled with a host of shared holiday moments, but Christmas was a masterful blend of both reverent and festive,…and Elaine knew how to infuse her own brand of "holiday magic" into making it memorable for all.

But of all she held dear and anticipated with the greatest of expectations, the moments she was blessed to share in the company of her grandchildren reigned supreme. They were truly the light of her life. From the early days, in their youth, when Grandma was there at all the events and special occasions where it mattered,…to the many vacations they shared together over the years, especially those that involved camping,…memories of Grandma, and being with Grandma, made a wonderful difference for both them and her. She was their biggest banner waver, their strongest support network, and, truly, the wind beneath their wings.

Plain and simple, Elaine was a joy to be around and impacted the lives of countless people with her genuine goodness. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, and she leaves behind a legacy of love for all to embrace with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Elaine was the beloved wife of the late Lawrence. Dearest mother of Denise (Keith) Domijan, Linda (Steve) Stacks, and Lisa (David) Pemberton. Loving grandmother of Michael. Matthew, and Courtney. Sister of Donna (Leon) Tylenda, John (Vicki) Swaik, and Robert (Jackie) Szwejk. She is also survived by her precious nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews,...and a very special friend, Baylee, her Maltese Bichon who provided her immense joy and comfort.

Visitation for Elaine will be held Sunday, December 17th from 2-9 pm, with a 6:30 pm Scripture Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. She will lie in state on Monday from 9:30 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:00 am at St. Mary, Our Lady of Families Catholic Church – St. Clement Site in Center Line.

Following Mass, Elaine will be laid to rest beside her beloved Lawrence at St. Clement Cemetery in Center Line, Michigan.

Memorial donations are welcomed to Beaumont Hospice, 3711 W,

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