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Paulette Winke
February 01, 1942 - May 06, 2018

Paulette Ann Winke, age 76, passed away peacefully in Frankenmuth surrounded by her family after a joyful day with her husband, son, grandchildren, and her new great granddaughter Finley. She was born In Detroit to George and Pauline (Skomski) Bachleda.

Paulette grew up in Grosse Pointe Woods and graduated from Grosse Pointe North High school at age 16. She also has a brother George P. Bachleda (Kathy). In 1963 she married Raymond Winke. Together they had two sons, Derrick and Steven. Marriage began in Detroit and in 1968 they moved to their present house in Bloomfield Hills where they raised a family. Paulette enjoyed traveling, visiting over 59 countries and most states with many years as a member of the Nomads Travel club.

Her favorite travels included flying the Concord from Detroit to London and returning via the Queen Elizabeth 2, other favorites included Hong Kong, China, Egypt and a long river cruise from Istanbul to Amsterdam. Paulette was a long time executive secretary working for many years at Adat Shalom Synagogue and several small local firms until she worked full time with Raymond and Derrick in the family accounting and tax firm. Paulette also shared a great love for pets, often when visiting animals of sorts would flock to her and she held her longtime companion, Peaches in fond memory.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 55 years, Raymond; Son Derrick (Robin), Grandchildren; Hadley, Griffin (Laurie), Chelsea (Vijay) and Great Grandchildren; Liam, Finley, and Jonas.

Family, friends and others Paulette touched are invited to the A.J. Desmond Funeral Home, 2600 Crooks Rd (Between Maple and Big Beaver), Troy, 248-362-2500 on Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. to view, reminisce and support each other. A service will be held at 1 p.m. with interment to take place at 2:30 at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, 25800 West 10 Mile, Southfield.

In lieu of flowers, contributions in Paulette’s memory may be made to St. Owen Catholic Church, 6869 Franklin Rd, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48301.

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