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Pauline Michelina Schepka
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“I first met "Pat" in 1976 when she took a new teller under her wing at the old Detroit Bank & Trust. She was my "sponsor" and taught me what I...Read More »
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Pauline Michelina Schepka, age 82 of Warren, died Saturday, June 3, 2017 at the Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility in Mt. Clemens, Michigan. She was born June 29, 1924 in Detroit, daughter of the late Paul and the late Cecilia (nee: Barowski) Daniel.

For over 25 years, Pauline was quite proud to be part of the team at Comerica Bank where she extended the finer points of her business acumen to the longstanding financial firm. Serving in varied roles throughout her time with the bank, Pauline's final promotion was that of Assistant Branch Manager, the position she held at the time of her retirement. Following a distinguished career and an exemplary work history, Pauline decided to begin a new chapter in her life and joined the ever-growing community of retirees.

Along with the responsibilities of keeping up the house, raising three beautiful children, and working a full time job, somewhere in there she managed to eke out a little "Me Time" amidst the work,…and worked at trying to enjoy some of her favorite pastimes and hobbies, a bit of a reward for toiling so hard. One of these favorites was joining the throngs of people who "Go Shopping!" Pauline loved to shop. It wasn't necessarily about purchasing anything as much as it was simply getting out and enjoying the human experience,…in this case, somewhere amidst the mecca of shopping venues. Her shopping delights took on a different and special meaning with each trip she made to an antiques store. Yet another of the unique communities she enjoyed, antiquing brought out the nostalgic side of Pauline who loved to reminisce on days gone by through the various finds she espied in her travels and discoveries.

Another favorite came in the form of decorating, an arena where Pauline was noted for possessing a bit of a stylish flair. Redecorating can often become overwhelming when one is attempting to piece it all together just right, but it was a "piece of cake" for Pauline. It takes a bit of charm and finesse to truly pull off an impressive redecorating job, and both of those traits were part of Pauline's DNA. Many will remember that Pauline also possessed an old world talent that seems to have fallen away in our disposable society these days,…the art of sewing. Pauline loved to sew, a skill passed down to her from those that came before. In her day, just about every woman sewed as clothing needed to last and stand the test of time. But for Pauline, she also found a bit of joy in putting the task to work.

Later in life, as she was basking in the joy of retirement, Pauline decided she was going to start traveling and experiencing more than merely The Mitten. So, from time to time, she'd roust up a friend or two and make plans for heading somewhere special,…and off they'd go. Over time, she managed to build a bit of a travel portfolio of the various memories she enjoyed in the sights she witnessed and the places she visited. Of all her travel memories, there is one that stood out among the rest and became, perhaps, one of the most thought provoking of all,…her trip to Washington, D.C. Obviously, the nation's capital holds a plethora of history and scenic highlights, all of which she absorbed with deep pleasure while there. But her trip turned quite bittersweet due to the timing of her visit,…as that is where she was on that fateful morning of September 11th, 2001. Talk about everything else being overshadowed?! It was a memory and period of history that Pauline lived quite uniquely while being away from home, and one she never forgot.

Another of Pauline's passions was wrapped up in her love of animals, especially her own furry little friend, Belle. Belle was a Norwich Terrier who provided her countless hours of fun and entertainment, but mostly an indescribable amount of love. A breed derived from the eastern coast of England, they were small but sturdy work dogs used as ratters on farms. They were also used on fox hunts to chase the foxes out of their holes. But for Pauline, Belle simply provided the most special act of all,…that of loving on her Master. Lastly, in the vein of passions, this story just wouldn't be complete without mentioning Pauline's most tasty delight,…a bowl of ice cream. The food that makes us all feel like a kid again, Pauline just couldn't get enough of her creamy confection. And not surprisingly,…the last food to pass her lips was a spoonful of ice cream. Can you imagine the kind of ice cream that Heaven holds? Just sayin'!

Yet of all the love that surrounded Pauline's life, nothing could hold a candle to family,…especially her cherished grandchildren. She absolutely loved her family and friends, but those 5 cherubs stole her heart every time. Pauline was a very caring person, always thinking of others needs before her own. She loved helping family at any and every opportunity that presented itself,…never expecting anything in return. It was simply the person she was, and the kind of person that left an incredible impact on all who were blessed to know her. She touched a multitude of hearts and souls in her life's journey, and leaves behind a storehouse of warm and wonderful memories for all to embrace with each reflection shared. She will be missed immensely and loved eternally.

Pauline was the wife of the late Gerald, and the dear mother of Linda (Martin) Moffat, Alan (Thadine Kazmer) Schepka, and Susan (Ross) Coppersmith. She was also the loving grandmother of Jody, Chloe, Phillip, Colin, and Steven.

A Memorial Service for Pauline will be held Saturday, August 12, 2017 at 10:00 am, preceded by a 9:30 am Rosary Service, at St. Anne Church, 1000 Ste. Anne Street, Detroit, Michigan 48216.

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

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