Val “slipped the surly bonds of earth, put out his hand and touched the face of God.” -- John Magee, Jr.
Valentine Louis Jaroch
Passed June 13, 2018 at age of 91.
Member of the Greatest Generation
With smiles and thanksgiving for a life well-lived we remain his; Dear-Heart Gerre (Domzalski), 11 children, two adopted (Hong Kong and Vietnam), Thomas, Nance (Ken), Gregory (Lynn), Suzan, Mark, Matthew (Lisa), Joel (Lerissa), Michael (Karen), Eric (Terri), Dan (Hanh), and Todd (Lucy). Loving Papa to 21 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren.
Enlisted in Marine Corps at age 17, served in WWII and Korean Conflict. Met his wife of 65 years while on leave and married in 1952. Graduated from Wayne State University on GI Bill. A conscientious man of deep integrity, he worked over 30 years in the automotive industry as an engineer with a keen eye for precision.
He found joy in all his grand children, landscaping with rocks, gardening, cooking, woodworking, volunteering in local communities, serving multiple terms as Ocqueoc Township Trustee, plus a fervent Michigan Wolverine Football fan.
Val – a reserved gentle giant, a man of a few words, forever an understanding heart.
Val left us gently. He knew his loving family was present to help smooth his journey to meet God.
A celebration of Val’s Life will be at Hentkowski Funeral Home, Saturday, June 23rd, with a visitation from 10:00 am until the 11:00 am Service. Burial at Great Lakes National Cemetery, Holly Michigan, will be July 12, 2018 at 10:30 am.
In lieu of flowers, kindly send donations in Val’s name, to an environmental organization of your choice.
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