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Gertrude "Garey" Salk

June 14, 1930 September 14, 2022
Gertrude "Garey" Salk
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Obituary for Gertrude "Garey" Salk

Gertrude “Garey” May Salk, 92 years old, of Highland, Michigan, passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2022.

Garey was a graduate of Cass Tech High School where she met Udo. They were blessed to have shared 66 years of marriage. After raising their children, Garey received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from MSU. She then had a rewarding career at Orchard Lake Our Lady of Refuge for over ten years as a Christian service coordinator, helping hundreds of families. Garey was a devoted woman, so loving and caring with family and friends, touching the lives of everyone she met. She cherished her winters in Naples, FL where she and Udo enjoyed an additional family of friends. She will be sincerely missed but her spirit lives on in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Beloved wife of the late Udo Salk. Cherished mother of Dan (Beth) Salk, Randy (the late Elaine) Salk, Curtis Salk, and Raymond (Kim) Fountain. Proud grandmother of Brendan Salk, Madelynn (Mark) Knapp, Shannon Salk, Kristen (Steve) Wolf, Angie (Ken) Majewski, and Lee Fountain. Adoring great-grandmother of Chloe Radatz, Jonathan Majewski, Skylor Majewski, Wren Wolf, Shayda Wolf, and Jordan Knapp. Loving sister of Beverly (the late Dennis) Knoche and special friend/caregiver, Debbie Fisher. Preceded in death by parents, Daniel Kwiatkowski and Marie (Joseph) Green; and sister, Patricia (the late Alfred) Debski.

Visitation will be held on Monday, September 19, 2022 from 2-8 PM, with a Rosary Service at 3 PM at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, MI 48381.

A Memorial Mass will be held on Wednesday, September 21, 2022 at 11:00am at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce St., Milford, MI 48381. Visitation begins at the church at 10:00am.

Garey was a proud supporter of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, where donations can be made in her honor.

To view the livestream of Garey's Memorial Mass, please visit:

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2:00 PM 9/19/2022 2:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 9/19/2022 8:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Rosary Service at 3 PM

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States





11:00 AM 9/21/2022 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows

1955 E. Commerce St.
Milford, MI 48381

Gathering to begin at 10 AM

St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows
1955 E. Commerce St. Milford 48381 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children’s Hospital

501 St Jude Place
Memphis , TN 38105

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