Doris  Strek
Doris Strek

February 6, 1928 - March 10, 2018
Born in Grandville, TN
Resided in Macomb, MI
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Doris Strek passed away on March 10, 2018 at the age of 90. She was born on February 6, 1928; daughter of Thomas M. and Ruth Knight Watts. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Karl, and siblings William Watts, Lois Watts Brown, Lorena Watts Davis, Katherine Watts Tatti, and Jack Watts who was killed in action during the Korean War.

Doris was a devoted stay at home mom until her children were grown. During that period of time she was a dedicated member of St. Paul Lutheran Church, followed by Christ the King Lutheran Church. She participated in School and Church events using her natural artistic talent to create beautiful drawings and draperies.

Doris (AKA) Sadie and Karl (AK) Ky were members of the “Harmonie Club”, a German cultural club in Detroit, where they would sing and dance. Sadie and Ky were accomplished world travelers covering the globe by air and sea.

Doris was a good sister to her siblings caring for them in their time of need. Doris and Karl were best pals with her sister Katherine and husband Art Tatti. Many weekends of their lives were spent boating on the Detroit River and Lake St. Clair with Keggie and Art. Alol year around they celebrated birthdays and holidays at the Tatti canal home. When the grandchildren arrived, Sadie and Ky stopped traveling to focus on being the best grandparents a child could ever dream of. Doris dedicated her life to her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, and her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Mrs. Strek was proud of her children Deborah Strek Madeleine (Ken), Victor Strek (Denise), and Thomas Strek (Elisabeth). Nana adored her grandchildren Scott Madeleine (Tina), Elizabeth Madeleine Flanigan (Nathan), Kyle Strek, Derek Strek (Jamie), Mark Strek (Jessica), Kaden Strek, Skye Strek, and Teagan Strek. Great-Nana of Jaxon Madeleine, Jace Madeleine, Mason Strek, and Harper Madeleine Flanigan.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 2:00 until 8:00 pm at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 20705 Mack Ave., at Vernier Rd., Grosse Pointe Woods. Her funeral will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:00 am with Pastor Randy Boelter officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved Karl at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Lutheran Church, 20338 Mack Ave., Grosse Pointe Woods, MI 48236, or Harper Woods-Grosse Pointe Woods Lions Club Foundation, c/o Lion Pam DeClaire, 53183 Chesterfield Rd., Chesterfield Twp, MI 48051, or Custom Hospice at, or Penrickton School at

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A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Monday, March 12, 2018
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
A. H. Peters Funeral Home of Grosse Pointe
20705 Mack Avenue
Grosse Pointe Woods, MI US 48236
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
10:00 AM