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James E. Malchow

Dearborn Heights - James E. Malchow, age 93, of Dearborn Heights, Michigan passed away on Wednesday October 3, 2018.

James "Jim" was born at St. Mary's Hospital in Superior, WI on the lucky day of Friday the 13th, March 1925 to Sarah and Edward B. Malchow. The Malchow family moved to Detroit, Michigan where Jim graduated from Detroit Catholic Central High School in 1943. After high school he served in the Army Air Corps as a rank Flight Officer and job of Bombardier during WWII. After serving his country he worked at National Bank of Detroit where he met and married the love of his life, Bettie. During his time at NBD, he worked his way up to Mortgage Officer and Assistant Vice-President. Jim was a member of the Detroit Rotary Club. Jim loved golfing with his wife Bettie and friends, especially at Shanty Creek Resort and spending time with his children on vacations in Caseville, Michigan. He also enjoyed traveling, was an avid reader, and was proud of his vegetable garden. Jim was a member of St. Sabina Parish, where he served as an Usher, member of the Men's Activity Club, helped with many of their fund raising festivals. Jim was devoted to spending every Thursday in Eucharistic Adoration for many years at St. Sabina Church. He will be greatly missed by his wife Bettie, his children, grandchildren and friends.

James is survived by his wife, Bettie Malchow; son James E (Iva) Malchow; daughters Marie (Kirk) Sailler, Beth (Greg) Hohenshil, daughter Catherine Bidini; sister Mary Jeanne (John) Hussey.

James was preceded in death by; son Robert Malchow; father Edward B. Malchow and mother Sarah Malchow; sisters Elizabeth, (Betty) Kewer and Kathleen, (Jerri) Macdonell.

A visitation for James will be held Monday, October 8, 2018 from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Harry J Will Funeral Homes, 37000 W. Six Mile Road, Livonia, Michigan 48152. A rosary will be held Monday, October 8, 2018 at 6:30 PM. In state Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 9:30 AM at St Sabina Catholic Church, 25605 Ann Arbor Trail, Dearborn Heights, Michigan 48127, with a funeral mass at 10:00 AM. James will be laid to rest at Holy Sepluchre Cemetery.

Contributions in James' memory may be made to Detroit Catholic Central, 27225 Wixom Rd, Novi, Michigan 48374 US. (Class of '43).

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.harryjwillfuneralhome.com for the Malchow family.



Published in The Detroit News & Detroit Free Press on Oct. 7, 2018
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