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Victor Studer

December 15, 1929 - March 17, 2016
Livonia, MI



Tuesday, March 22, 2016
2:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
Turowski Life Story Funeral Homes
Livonia, West of Middlebelt
30200 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154
(734) 525-9020

Rosary at 7pm

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016
10:00 AM EDT
St. John Bosco Catholic Church
12100 Beech-Daly
Redford Township, MI 48239

Instate 9:30 am


At the family's request memorial contributions are to be made to those listed below. Please forward payment directly to the memorial of your choice.

St. John Bosco Catholic Church
12100 Beech -Daly
Redford Township, MI 48239

In Lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to St. John Bosco Catholic Church.

Life Story / Obituary


With a life that spanned times of war and times of peace, times of plenty and times of want, Victor Studer lived a life of purpose based on his steady moral compass. He was hardworking and dedicated to the people and things he was passionate about, especially where his family was concerned. Although he could be a bit gruff on the outside, on the inside Victor had a heart of gold. He took his roles as a husband and father to heart, but he really came into his own as a grandfather. Dearly loved, Victor will be forever missed by all who were blessed to know and love him.

The 1920s were a highly prosperous time in America when innovation was taking us places we had never been. All of that changed in a heartbeat with the crash of the stock market in October of 1929, which sent our nation and much of the world spiraling down into the depths of the Great Depression. The days that followed were challenging ones, and nearly every American family felt the strain. It was just after that historic October day that John and Hilda Studer were eagerly anticipating the birth of their new baby as December dawned in 1929. Their wait was over when the baby boy they named Victor H. made his arrival on December 15th. He was one of 10 children in his family, raised in the family home alongside his siblings, Avelina (Nina), Richard (Dick), Bernice (Bea), Mary Elizabeth (Bett), William, Joan, Vincent, Blanche, and Charmaine. In many ways, Victor was a young boy of his generation. His father worked as a carpenter while his mother had more than enough to keep her busy at home. Victor was highly intelligent, attending Our Lady of Perpetual Help/Grade School and Chesaning High School, graduating one year early. He then went on to Michigan State University and U of D Dental.

As a young man Victor was ready for all that life had in store. He served as an MP during the Korean Conflict. After returning to civilian life, Victor made a career in the finance department at General Motors.

New and exciting changes were in store for Victor when he met the young woman who would forever hold the key to his heart. Her name was Patricia Ann, and they met on a blind date. They began dating and soon found themselves deeply in love. With a desire to spend the rest of their lives together, the sweethearts were married. Victor and his wife were later blessed with the births of their two wonderful daughters, Victoria and Mary-Kate.

Throughout his life Victor was a man of many interests. He loved traveling to Florida every year, and he also looked forward to the Studer family reunion in Aledo, Texas. Remaining true to his school, Victor was a huge fan of the Michigan State Spartans, and for many years he had season tickets. He always loved watching his grandchildren play various sports, especially when Alexander played hockey. Victor did love to read, but as his family and friends can attest the way he really loved to spend his free time was playing golf, golf, and more golf. A devout Catholic, he never missed mass.

A strong, hardworking, and driven man, Victor Studer lived a life of purpose while holding his loved ones near. He was never one to worry about the little things, rather, he remained focused on the big picture of life. Victor never liked anyone who was a “phony” or thought they were better than everyone else, and his heart was as big as they come. He could be fun-loving at times such as how he always gave everyone a nickname, and there was nothing that made him smile more than being surrounded by his loved ones. Although he will be missed, Victor leaves behind a priceless collection of memories that his loved ones will forever cherish.

Victor H. Studer died on March 17, 2016. Victor’s family includes his wife, Patricia; children, Victoria (Anthony) DeFlorio and Mary-Kate (Jack) Brockway; and grandchildren, Victor, Alexander and Joseph. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 2-9 p.m. with rosary at 7 p.m. at Neely-Turowski Funeral Home, 30200 Five Mile (Between Middlebelt and Merriman). Instate Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. until mass 10 a.m. at St. John Bosco Catholic Church, 12100 Bech Daly (North of Plymouth Rd.). Interment Holy Sepulchre Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. John Bosco Catholic Church. You may sign the guest book at www.TurowskiLifeStory.com.