Harry John Josefiak, longtime resident of Fraser, died peacefully surrounded by the love of his family on September 28, 2019. He fought a courageous battle and now wears the Crown of Victory. He was 86 years of age.
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Harry was born on October 26, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan, son of the late Walter and Cecilia (Kuczkowski) Josefiak. He served our country honorably in the U.S. Coast Guard during the Korean War. Harry was united to his beautiful wife, Geraldine Ann Babish, on October 6, 1956 at Assumption Grotto Catholic Church of Detroit. The couple made their home in Fraser in 1957. Their union was blessed with three wonderful children of whom he loved and cherished. Harry was a Mechanic for Detroit Edison for 43 dedicated years, retiring in 1994. A creative man who was always tinkering and coming up with a new project to work on, Harry always had a helping hand and enjoyed helping family with their projects, as well. He loved the great outdoors and enjoyed going up north with his family to his favorite place of Hillman, Michigan. Harry loved biking and always looked forward to finding a new trail to adventure. Above all, Harry was a family man, a man of his word who was known for his smile and that sweet humming of his. He will deeply be missed and his light will continue to glow in our hearts forever.
Harry is the devoted husband of 63 years to Gerry; dearest father of Ken (Nancy) Josefiak, Kim Glanda and Keith Josefiak; dear father-in-law of Richard Glanda; cherished grandfather of Kyle (Brianne), Amanda (Michael), Zachary, Jareth (Hannah), Justin and Briana; great grandfather of a beautiful great grandchild on the way; and beloved brother of Gerri (Al), John (Carol) and the late Walter and Robert (Loretta) Josefiak. He will deeply missed by many loving nieces, nephews, and friends.
Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3pm - 8pm at Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Road, Fraser. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated on Friday at 11am at St. Pio of Pietrelcina with additional visitation starting at 10:30am. Share memories at faulmannwalsh.com