Wockenfuss, Bernard C.

August 31, 2004

On Thursday, August 26, 2004, BERNARD CHARLES "WOCKY" WOCKENFUSS, 89, a 52 year resident of Livonia, MI, formerly of Baltimore, MD. Bernard was born July 2, 1915, in Salisbury, MD, the first son of Herman C. and Ryda B. (nee Hudson) Wockenfuss. He lived in Baltimore, MD until 1942 and worked in his father's candy business as a boy. He went to Johns Hopkins University from 1934 to 1935, General Motors Institute from 1936 to 1940, University of Michigan Plastics Engineering School in 1944, University of Del Floriculture School in 1947, Harvard University in 1964. When he graduated from GMI, he went to work for General Motors Co. and retired after 39 years in April of 1974. He married Beatrice L. Wallace, January 11, 1941. She preceded him in death on March 25, 1975. He then married Eliza Lou Cordes, October 10, 1975. She preceded him in death June 15, 2000. He is survived by three daughters: Suzi and husband Thor Stevenson, of Delmar, DE, Katie and husband Bob Parker, of Millsboro, DE, and Betsy Spence, of Dearborn Heights, MI. Preceded in death by daughter, Judy Lynn Lundy. Grandfather of nine and great-grandfather of thirteen. He also has four stepsons: Kurt and wife Marianne Cordes, of Kennewick, WA, Craig and wife Charlene Cordes, of Oren, UT, Keith Cordes, of Fairbanks, AK, and Carl Cordes, of Honolulu, HI; and a brother, Herman and wife Marion Wockenfuss, of Baltimore, MD. A Funeral Service will be held at the R. G. & G. R. Harris Funeral Home, 15451 Farmington Road, Livonia, MI. Rev. John Grenfell, Jr. will officiate. Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 P.M. until time of Funeral Services at 5 P.M. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Michigan Cancer Society or the charity of your choice.

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