Peter Kenneth Wynne, Jr. passed away from us on November 17, 2020, shortly after his 81st birthday.
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Born on October 12, 1939 to the late Peter and Geniece Wynne, Pete was originally a Detroiter. In that city, he attended Denby High School, held his first jobs and met and married Marjorie, his loyal and devoted bride of nearly 60 years. Early in their marriage, the couple moved to south-eastern Macomb County where they have resided ever since.
One thing Pete was known for is his strong work-ethic, something he may have picked up during the time he spent as a kid lending a hand on a family member’s farm. He encouraged this ethic in his four sons. One of his early jobs was the grueling work of polishing and buffing auto parts. When he had the opportunity to become a meat cutter in his mid-twenties (working in Detroit’s Eastern Market), he took it. That trade was one that he practiced proudly (and well) for over 30 years.
In his youth Pete played a variety of sports, including baseball and basketball. As an adult, he enjoyed bowling, golfing, pool and darts—and he was always up for a good game of pinochle. He liked the friendship and cold beer that he found with these activities as well. In his retirement years, Pete’s interest in sports did not waiver. He happily watched the Red Wings, Tigers, football and golf. He also enjoyed watching old movies and vintage television (especially with the company of his dogs).
The oldest of seven children, Pete was a family man. He remained close with his younger sisters, brothers and in-laws and he worked hard to support his wife and children. Over the years, together with his wife, he gladly met daughters-in-law, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He wanted the best for them, even when he didn’t quite understand what they were doing. All of his family and friends will miss him, his strength and (sometimes mischievous) spirit.
Peter is survived by his wife, Marji; his sons: Peter (Connie), Brian (Mary), Rodney (Darci) and Jason (Amy); grandchildren: Holly, Heather, Kevin, Courtney, Rodney, Morgan, Kaitlyn, Justin, Sydney, Steele, Lily, Jayden and Kingsley, as well as five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his sisters, MaryAnne Wrosch, Susan (John) Wummel and Patricia Dries, and brother Timothy Wynne. Preceding him in death were his brother, Robert; granddaughter, Deanna and sister, Sharon.
A brief visitation will be held at the Faulmann & Walsh Golden Rule Funeral Home, 32814 Utica Rd., Fraser, MI from 2-3pm on Friday, November 20. A memorial service will follow, beginning at about 3pm. Please note: During the Visitation (2-3pm), the number of people allowed to visit at one time will be limited, as will the number of attendees for the Memorial Service. Everyone will need a mask and a temperature check will be performed by the funeral home staff. These necessary steps are meant to help keep all of us (including Pete’s family members) safe and healthy.