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Genevieve Mary Kedzierski, age 97 of Northville, and formerly of Sterling Heights, died Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Windemere Park Assisted Living in Warren. She was born January 10, 1921 in Detroit, daughter of the late Stanley and the late Victoria (nee: Stachurski) Kedzierski.

Born and raised in Detroit, and one of eight children, it is where Genevieve decided to live out the lion's share of her life, spanning over 60 years. Then she heard the sound of the suburbs calling and made the move to neighboring Sterling Heights where she would spend the next 30 years of her life. That's 90 years in just two residences,…near profound when considering most people's realities. Never having been married, Genevieve devoted many years to the work world and chose the automobile industry to pour out her hard work ethics. The automotive giant who was fortunate to land this great employee was the Chrysler Corporation, where Genevieve extended over 40 years of dedicated service until finally accepting her well-deserved retirement.

Amidst her four decades with Chrysler, an unexpected change affected everyone's life, a second world war. As many of our nation's men answered the call to serve their country, Genevieve was one of the many women who did so as well,…only their service was right here at home and involved providing our boys with the equipment they needed. With the lines already in place to produce cars, they were retooled to produce fighting machines that were fabricated, large-in-part, by the hands of honorable women known affectionately as "Rosie the Riveter!" Genevieve was quite proud of the work she performed both before and after the war, but especially her efforts put forth in support of our country during the war.

Coming from parents of Polish descent who raised a family under its old world traditions, Genevieve was extremely proud of her Polish heritage and lived out the traditions, with honor, that were passed down to her. Of course, as with many in the Polish community, the adoration of their faith is strong and devout,…and Genevieve's was of no exception. Her love for God was unquestionable, and her life was a ministry of servanthood. On occasion, she would take trips to Carey, Ohio where the Shrine to Our Lady of Consolation was located, the site of many miracles on record. It was truly a holy place that brought Genevieve immense joy and helped to nourish her deep and abiding faith.

Yet for as reverent as Genevieve could be, she could also be quite fun and entertaining and will be remembered for coming from the house on Huber Street that threw the Biggest & Best Christmas parties. There always seems to be one house on the block that instills joy into the lives of others,…and Genevieve's was that place.

A loving daughter, sister and aunt, Genevieve touched a multitude of hearts and souls in her journey this side of Heaven, and leaves behind countless reasons for all to be blessed who were fortunate enough to know her. She will be missed immensely.

Genevieve was the loving aunt of Thomas Baroszek, Agnes (Bill) Raymond, Beverly (Daniel) Buckley, Alan (Denise) Magiera, Christine (Robert) Zmikly, Marie (Tom) Duffy, Joseph (Lynn) Smolarkewicz, Leonard (June) Magiera, Victoria (Richard) Bua, Victoria (Gary) Fryatt, the late George Bartoszek, and the late Ann Erickson. She is also survived by many other nieces and nephews, and great nieces and nephews.

Visitation for Genevieve will be held Friday, September 28th from 3-8 pm at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 1/2 Mile Rd.) in Warren.

She will lie in state on Saturday from 10:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 10:30 am at St. Anne Catholic Church in Warren. Burial will follow at Mt. Olivet Cemetery in Detroit, Michigan.

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