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“Mom and I always enjoyed our visits with Lorraine and Celeste many years ago. She had an amazing smile and laugh about her. She was always doing...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Janice Myers (nee Tymczak) - MI

“Miss Contagious Smile - a Champion. Lorraine and I had fun each time we had a chance to meet. Her smile is my fondest memory as well as her gentle...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Fr Robert Ruedisueli - MI

“Such fond memories of Lorraine when she would come to visit our family in Windsor, bringing gifts from the US. She always had a contagious smile,...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Steve Tymczak - Windsor - Family

“Our deepest sympathy for your loss of your mother and sister. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your families. Kathy and family. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Kathy Tymczak-Wyonch - Family

“Celeste, Christine, Carol - My deepest sympathy on the passing of Lorraine. I have many fond memories of parties and family gatherings at Uncle John...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Pat Graham (Tymczak)

“Lorraine and my mother were co-workers and then friends for years. I've come to know Lorraine on a more personal level over the past couple of years...Read More »
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“Celeste, Christine and Carol,My sincere condolences. Thinking of you and your families.Sandy Tymczak ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Sandy Tymczak - Windsor - Family

“Chris, Very sorry for your loss, we pray she is at peace now. Thinking of you and your family, ...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Mark Rowinski - MACOMB, MI


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Lorraine T. Glugla, age 77 of Warren, died Friday, February 2, 2018 at the Autumn Woods Health Care Facility in Warren. She was born July 15, 1940 in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, daughter of the late John and the late Helen (nee: Rejman) Tymczak.

Born in our Sister City across the river, Windsor was Lorraine's home until the family relocated to Detroit. Their new hometown is where she attended school and would ultimately graduate from Girls Catholic Central High School. Not long after her high school days, Lorraine was asked to stand up in a wedding party,…an event that held something life-changing for her, yet she was presently unaware. Also asked to be a part of the wedding was the handsome Bernard Glugla, a recent returnee from the U.S. Army and the man who would leave a lasting impression upon Lorraine's heart. The wedding offered them both time for conversation,…which led to future visits and getting to know each other,…which culminated in a romance and a proposal that led them to the altar of marriage. They shared their "I Do's" on October 14, 1961 at Transfiguration Catholic Church in Detroit and began their lives together as husband & wife, settling in their first home in Hamtramck. They enjoyed residing in the center of everything Polish until deciding to relocate to Detroit around the 6 Mile & Mound Road area.

Along with raising a beautiful daughter and tending to the needs of home & hearth, Lorraine also worked outside of the home as a bookkeeper for the EPCO Company, a position she proudly held for over 20 years until finally accepting her well-deserved retirement.

When not working and looking to enjoy a little downtime, one of Lorraine's most endearing pastimes involved her love of travel. It was actually something she shared with her beloved Bernie when the road came-a-calling. Travel for these two primarily meant loading up the car and heading west, kind of like those Calistoga Wagons from the Pioneer Days. Bernie was not particularly fond of the east coast of the U.S., so they focused a great deal on adding as much of our western United States to their travel portfolio as possible,…and were blessed to share a vast portion of America's western states ~ all by car. As the years passed and their travels within the contiguous United States grew in number, their 25th wedding anniversary was about to change everything. For an anniversary present, their daughter Celeste gifted them with a trip to Hawaii, a bit of air travel that would ultimately be their one & only plane trip.

Another activity that enveloped some of Lorraine's available time was volunteering. She possessed quite the servant's heart and could often be found extending herself in service at the food pantry at St. Mark Catholic Church in Warren. Along with that, Lorraine also served on the board for her condominium complex where she resided and was an integral part in the governing of the complex.

Yet of all the time Lorraine gave of herself, nothing could match the joy and pleasure she received when it came to watching her grandchildren and spending time with them. In their earlier years, they provided a loving infusion of youth that made her feel young inside and able to reach for the stars on their behalf. Yet her care and love surely didn't stop in their youth,…even in adulthood, Lorraine drew from their love and strength and coveted each moment they shared together.

A loving wife, mother and grandmother, Lorraine leaves behind a legacy of love that it sure to be embraced with each reflection shared. She touched a multitude of hearts and souls in her journey through life and impacted countless hearts through her giving spirit & nature. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Lorraine was the beloved wife of the late Bernie. Dear mother of Celeste (David) Grain. Loving grandmother of Carina, Nathan, Jacob, and Rachael. Sister of Christine Pentrak, Carol Lewis, and sister-in-law of Rose (Mike) Burtnyk, Al Glugla, and Eugene (Terri) Kutzleb. She is also survived by several loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Visitation for Lorraine will be held Sunday, February 4th from 1-6 pm, with a 3 pm Rosary 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 Monday, February 5, 2018 from 10:00 am until the time of Mass at 10:30 am at St. Faustina Catholic Church, Warren.

Interment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Capuchin Soup Kitchen, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, Michigan 48207.

Please share memories of Lorraine at her guest book.