Jennifie Kyko

Obituary of Jennifie Kyko

Kyko, Jennifie – 87, of Monroe passed away Tuesday, May 15 at home. Born February 28, 1931 in Detroit, she was preceded in death by her dear parents, Philip and Lydia Szedlus and her loving husband, Theodore Kyko. Mourning her passing are her brother, Andrew (Lila) Szedlus of Dearborn Heights; her sons, Craig Kyko of Monroe and Philip (Diane) Kyko of Troy; her grandchildren, Kelli (Mathew) Carter, Carla (Kevin) Cromwell & Carrie Kyko and Jaclyn & Jennifer Kyko; and her great-grandchildren, Logan, McKenzie & Bennett Carter and Rocco & Leo Cromwell.

After graduating in June of 1948 from Chadsey High School in Detroit, Jennie married the love of her life, Theodore Kyko, on February 4, 1950 at All Saints Orthodox Cathedral where they both worshiped God since birth. Always devoted to her family and husband of 68 years, Jennie loved gardening and arranged flowers as an active member of The Monroe County Garden Club earning many, many blue ribbons at local and state fair competitions. She was employed at various small firms before joining Detroit Edison in 1968. Her positions took her from the Monroe office to the Fermi Plant and finally to the legal department in Detroit where she retired in 1989. During retirement Jennie was focused on community service with the Monroe Thrift Shop where she made many friends. She and Ted travelled the world and always treasured time with their family and various circles of friends.

Her life will be remembered at Merkle Funeral Service, 2442 North Monroe Street (734)384-5185 on Friday, May 18, 2018, with family from 3-4pm and friends from 4-8pm. Father Rade Obsenica will officiate a commemoration service at 7pm. The funeral will take place at 11:00am on Saturday, May 19, 2018, at St. George Serbian Orthodox Church, Monroe, where Jennifie will Lie In State at 10:00am. Internment will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park in LaSalle.

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