Chet Godzina, age 90, of Tecumseh, died September 19, 2013 at Cambrian Assisted Living, Tecumseh, Mich. He was born October 4, 1922, in Detroit, the youngest of ten children of John and Florence Godzina. Chet was a graduate of Milan High School and a U. S. Navy veteran of WW II. He was a tool and die maker and farmer. He worked for much of his career at Uniloy in Saline. He loved all kinds of competition including playing card games, golf and shuffleboard. Spending winters in Florida and driving his Mustang convertible were also joys of his. Everyone who knew Chet experienced his teasing and sarcastic sense of humor. He was a member of St. Stephen Lutheran Church and the American Legion, and he was always very proud of his Polish heritage.
Chet was married to Wilma Filter for 52 years before her passing in 1996. They lived in California, Florida and Texas while he served in the military, but spent most of their lives together on their farm in Britton near family and friends. They traveled extensively throughout the U.S. and the Caribbean.
Chet is survived by his daughter, Connie (Mike) Carr of Columbus, Terry (Helena) Godzina of Adrian, three grandsons, Michael (Kelly) Carr of Columbus, Layne (Jana) Godzina of Manistee, Brent Godzina of Kalamazoo; five great grandchildren, Brady, Clay, and Cameron Carr and Shae and Elise Godzina; sister, Sue Ostrowski and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 24, at St. Steven Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adrian with Pastor Brian Keller officiating. Burial will follow in Lenawee Hills Memorial Park, Adrian. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 23, 2013 at the J. Gilbert Purse Funeral Home, Tecumseh.
Memorials may be made to St. Stephen Lutheran Church.
Messages to the family may be made online at www.pursefuneralhome.com.