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“Larry and Laura......I just found out about your dad. Dan told me that he had not seen your truck Larry for a while. I am so very sorry but am...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Diane Simpson - Chesterfield, MI

“Larry, my thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Great memories of your parents. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Theresa Gilliam-Kelly - MI

“My condolences from your cousin ”
3 of 4 | Posted by: victoria spehar - Madison Heights, MI

“To the Wilk family , I was very sorry to that your father had passed away , please accept our sincere condolences at this sad time. RIP Ted. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Joe Benoit - Family Friend


Theodore John Wilk age 92, died Thursday, May 24, 2018 at the Village of East Harbor Assisted Living Center in Chesterfield Township, Michigan. Theodore was born September 9, 1925 in Hamtramck, Michigan, son of the late John Wilk and the late Laura (nee: Sawester) Wilk.

Ted was raised in Detroit and graduated from Pershing High School. Following his education, Ted served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. Ted served for over three years during the war and attained the rank of Water Tender 2nd Class before receiving his honorable discharge.

Following his faithful and honorable service to his country, Ted returned home to Detroit and joined the post-war workforce. He worked his entire 38 year career in the tool & die trades before retiring. He also worked a second part-time job delivering potato chips for Better Made,...and following his retirement became a salesman for tools and saw blades.

Ted was a talented man and hard worker. In addition to his strong work ethics, Ted was also a talented musician who could play the piano, organ, accordion, and his favorite, the Kazoo. He cherished his family and the many family gatherings which would often lead into music playing and many laughs. He was profoundly proud of his Polish Heritage and traveled with his granddaughter back to Poland and the village where his parents were from.

When Ted was not working he enjoyed family gatherings, his membership at the American Polish Century Club, playing golf, and taking his annual deer hunting trip with his best friends to the Upper Penninsula. His family also remembers the many summer trips to his relative's Jewell Lake Resort in Barton, Michigan.

Ted will be remembered by his family as hardworking, loving husband and caretaker to his wife, and wonderful provider to his children and grandchildren. A man who was devoted to his faith, loved his Polish Heritage, and was a member of the Greatest Generation.

Ted was the beloved husband of the late Lillian Wilk, and the dear father of Larry (Denise) Wilk, Eric Wilk, Laura Scott, and the late Pam Flesher. He was also the loving grandfather of Adam and Angela. Mr. Wilk is further survived by his siblings, Irene Wilk and Leonard Wilk.

Visitation for Mr. Wilk will be held Tuesday, May 29th from 3-9 pm, with a 7 pm Scripture Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. Mr. Wilk will lie in state on Wednesday from 10:30 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 11am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Warren.

Please share memories of Ted at his memory book above.