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In Memory of

Josephine S. Sitarz

January 26, 1921 - May 15, 2017

Obituary


Josephine lived through much of history enduring the depression, and the second World War but enjoying the rewards in the 1950's with a home in Inkster and helping her husband build the lake house in the Irish Hills.

Josephine was born in 1921 in Wyandotte, Mi and lived on the farm in New Boston, MI with her parents Stanley and Catherine Wierciak and sister Addie. During the prohibition era the family moved to the local bar and bakery in New Boston, MI. In 1940 Josephine Wierciak married Rudolph Sitarz at St. Stephens...

Josephine lived through much of history enduring the depression, and the second World War but enjoying the rewards in the 1950's with a home in Inkster and helping her husband build the lake house in the Irish Hills.

Josephine was born in 1921 in Wyandotte, Mi and lived on the farm in New Boston, MI with her parents Stanley and Catherine Wierciak and sister Addie. During the prohibition era the family moved to the local bar and bakery in New Boston, MI. In 1940 Josephine Wierciak married Rudolph Sitarz at St. Stephens Church in New Boston, MI. The newly married couple settled in Inkster, MI where they raised their two children Constance and Dennis.

Josephine had three children, Katherine Ann her first born died a few months after birth. Josephine became a widow in 1967. In order to support the household Josephine worked at some of the small local factories. Her most memorable factory position was at RCA TV's in Plymouth, MI making harnesses for colored televisions. Some time after she acquired a new position with the help of the Sonk's who owned Sonk subdivision in Inkster at Unistrut located in Wayne, MI. Josephine enjoyed employment at Unistrut for 19 years and made many friends.

After retirement from Unistrut Josephine took up traveling with the Bicano tour company. She always enjoyed trips to Florida but her favorite was Cape Cod. Josephine loved to travel. Either fishing trips with her husband or trips with her young family up north to Mackinaw Island were enjoyed before they acquired the property at Wamplers Lake. Josephine's favorite lighthouse is Point Betsie in Benzie County, MI

She adopted many pet cats and dogs that happened upon the doorstep including a Muscovy duck! As much as she loved her home here in Inkster her real heart was at Shawnee Shores on Wamplers Lake. Josie loved her children and cherished her grandchildren. One of her favorite pastimes when not gardening at the lake was watching her two grandchildren water ski. Her grandson Rudy would hit the still cold water at 6:00am and grandma was at the ready with binoculars watching from the porch of the cottage. She loved to hear the laughter of the boys during those early morning ski runs. Family was important to Josie. It was always her ultimate goal to bring every member of her family together at the holidays and to enjoy the lake. She loved a good time with countless friends, Unistrut colleagues neighbors in Inkster and at the Lake. Josie spent as much time as she could in the last 15 years sharing that morning sunrise or afternoon glisten of the lake with her neighbor Bob Lamp. They enjoyed bird watching together, trapping the chipmunks and squirrels and relocating to new homes (driving them up to Brooklyn)! No Fake News here!

Whether you called her Josie, Gram Sitarz, Mrs. Sitarz, Grandma, Ma, or as I started to call her in the end gram. She is a gem that will never be replaced. I will never come close to her beauty. A lover of gardening, bird watching, crocheting, reading, jigsaw puzzles in the winter months. Josephine also liked to decoupage among other crafts in her younger years.

She was not afraid to tell you how she felt about any subject. There are countless memories I will cherish. And countless opinions I will miss. Our world is forever changed again. I love you Grandma. xoxox

Visitation Thursday May 18 from 3-8pm, with a Prayer Service at 7pm, at Harry J. Will Funeral Home 34567 Michigan Avenue in Wayne. Funeral Mass Friday May 19 at 11am (in state at 10am) at St. Stephen Catholic Church 18858 Huron River Dr. in New Boston. Interment at Michigan Memorial Park. Memorials can be made to Southern Care Hospice.