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“Jennie, You and your family will always be precious memories to me and my family. Cannot believe it has already been a year since you left us........Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Elgene W Doinidis - South Lyon, MI

“I will always remember Jennie's big smile, delicious Christmas cookies and gorgeous garden! Also, her generosity during the blackout of 2003 when her...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Gina Spencer - Troy, MI - Friend

“Hi Mom, My sisters, Mike, Vic and I will forever have you in our hearts. I know you are looking down on us right now. I know we are doing the right...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Nieves - Warren, MI

“We are so very sorry for your loss. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. She will live in your...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Steve, Jan & Matthew McCormick - MI

“On this day I woke to many childhood memories of a Wonderful Woman Mrs.Green. Many days rushing down the street to my good friendsCarol's house...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sandra McGee - Bruce Twp, MI

“Hi Mom..I know you are looking down on us right now. I know we are doing the right things for you Mom. You were waiting for Carol and Kathy to...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Debbie Koehn - Sterling Heights, MI

“It is so hard to put into words, For words cannot describe the beautiful woman, wife and mother. Playing hide and seek as a young child. Hiding in...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Patricia Bobier - Attica, MI

“Jennie, Only knew you as Mrs Green when many years ago in the 1970s you volunteered to help me by taking care of Denise and Jeff while Denny and I...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Elgene Doinidis - South Lyon, MI


Jennie Green, age 88 of Hazel Park, died Friday, March 27, 2015 at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Oakland Center in Madison Heights, Michigan. She was born August 29, 1926 in Detroit, daughter of the late Michael Sr. and the late Antoninia (nee: Kosiorski) Czuchaj.

Jennie was an industrious woman who possessed many of the old world values that accompanied her Polish heritage, which came in handy as she entered the work world at a young age. Choosing employment over marriage, Jennie was hired at the Kowalski Bakery in Hamtramck where she worked as a Deli Clerk, but really wore a number of hats in helping to make the bakery the success it was in the neighborhood. Her next venture took her to the iconic S.S. Kresge store where her talents as a clerk were well appreciated. Yet if you were to ask Jennie what her favorite job was, the reply would unquestionably be her clerk's position at K-Mart. For over 10 years, Jennie poured the best part of herself into her work with the department store giant, and took much pride in the job she effected for both they and the customers. And of all the little perks that came with the job, she was most proud of the discounts that came with her employment.

In the middle of all that employment, life took its course and Cupid's "arrow of love" found its way into the hearts of Jennie,…and the man she came to love, Raymond G. Green. The two lovebirds were married in Dearborn on August 20, 1953, and would go on to build a loving home together, raise three beautiful daughters, and share 26 wonderful years until Raymond's passing in September of 1979.

With Jennie steeped in the Polish heritage of her upbringing, it only came natural that she, too, knew her way around the kitchen and worked her own brand of magic with her stove and oven. A great cook and baker, Jennie's glumpke's and kapusta were to die for,…but it was her delicious cookies that stole the hearts of all who tasted them,…and the number was countless hundreds over the years. You see, it wasn't merely family and a few friends she baked for,…Jennie's cookie creations touched the hearts & bellies of many office workers and service personnel who she came into regular contact with throughout the course of a year, and her cookies never shined more than when the Christmas season arrived. Jennie was definitely the "Cookie Queen."

Another passion of Jennie's was witnessed more in the visual realm through the majesty of her garden. The beauty of her flowers was a reflection of the beauty inside, and they were truly a thing of splendor for all that partook. She nurtured her garden with the utmost in tender-loving-care, and left the rest to Mother Nature. The two made for a magnificent team.

When she wasn't working and managed to find some time to herself, Jennie was quite the avid reader. But she wasn't into the sappy or romance genres. For her, horror was more the appetite,…the likes of Steven King, and kind. And all this reading was quite important until the infamous "tablet" came along. Now, her literary hunger was replaced with the likes of Candy Crush and Scrabble,…to the point where conversations with her daughters was compromised by the challenge of keeping her attention. (Enter the appropriate chuckle here.)

And Jennie's insatiable appetite for horror wasn't relegated simply to books, but transcended to the screen as well. Some of her favorite television shows were, "The Following", "Bates Motel", "Criminal Minds", and the pinnacle, "American Horror Story." Yet it wasn't all dark. From her lighter side came "Curb Your Enthusiasm" and the iconic, "Seinfeld." It helped balance everything out. Being the animal lover she was, Jennie despised the circus,…and she l-o-v-e-d to Google!

Yet of all the things that brought her to a point of peace and comfort, very few could match the joy and pleasure of simply sitting out on her porch and watching the world (and life) unfold. There was never a dull moment, and always something to keep her entertained. And if she was extra-fortunate,…the only thing stirring would have been a soft breeze on a heavenly day,…the kind she is now enjoying for eternity. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Jennie was the beloved wife of the late Raymond. Dearest mother of Debra (Michael) Koehn, Katherine Green, and Carol (Victor) Nieves. She was the loving sister of Ted (Judy) Czuchaj, and was preceded in death by siblings, Stanley, Lottie Lewandowski, and Michael Jr.

A Memorial Visitation for Jennie will be held Saturday, April 4th from 2:30-3:30 pm, with a 3:30 pm Memorial Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Road) in Warren.

Memorial donations, in Jennie's name, are welcomed to the Multiple Sclerosis Society – Michigan Chapter, 21311 Civic Center Drive, Southfield, MI 48076.

Please share memories of Jennie at her memory book above.