Walter Francis "Jack" DeCuennick

Walter Francis "Jack" DeCuennick

Male 1928 - 2010  (81 years)

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  • Name Walter Francis "Jack" DeCuennick 
    Born 22 Jun 1928  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Census Name Walter De Cueninik  [2
    Military US Army retired  [3
    Died 25 Apr 2010  San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • of cancer...
    Buried 29 Apr 2010  Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I823  The Hennessee Family
    Last Modified 23 Mar 2015 

    Father Gustaaf Charles DeCeuninck,   b. 27 Feb 1897, Roeselare, West Belgium, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 0Jun 1964, (Wayne County) Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Eliza Urbanie Maes,   b. 17 Mar 1899, Hulste, West Flanders, Belgium Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1987, Traverse City, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married 21 May 1921  Pontiac, Oakland County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1940  Grosse Point Woods, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Photos
    Gus & Liza DeCueninck
    Gus & Liza DeCueninck

    Gustaaf Charles DeCeuninck (1897-1964)
    Eliza Urbanie Maes DeCeuninck (1899-1987)

    Wedding Day photo, taken May 21, 1921 in Pontiac, Michigan.

    Photo provided by their loving granddaughter, Karen Mitchell
    Gus & Liza DeCeuninck's Family
    Gus & Liza DeCeuninck's Family

    George DeCeuninck (1923-1996)
    Mary De Ceuninck (1927 - ?)
    Jack DeCuennick (1928-2010)

    Photo provided by Karen DeCuennick (1954 -
    Statue of Liberty
    Statue of Liberty

    Emily Sue Mitchell, Urbanie Eliza Maes' great granddaughter, in New York, with the Statue of Liberty in the background taken in 2012.

    That was 90 years after Emily's Great Grandmother was in the same location.
    Family ID F11405  Group Sheet

    Family Margie Sue Byars,   b. 21 Mar 1930, DeKalb County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1997, Erie, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Married 3 Jun 1949  Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence (Family) 1959-1963  Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1966  Casablanca, Morocco Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 1964-1966  Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 0___ 1966  San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence (Family) 1970-1971  Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Divorced 0___ 1973  San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
     1. Karen Sue DeCuennick
     2. Dawn Marie DeCuennick
    Photos
    Granny & Kids
    Granny & Kids

    Sweet Aunt Margie with her two granddaughters, Megan & Emily Mitchell in the Blue Bonnet fields of Braunfels, Texas...

    Photo taken in May of 1994 and sent in by her devoted daughter, Karen
    Wedding Day...
    Wedding Day...

    for Jack & Margie DeCuennick. Photo taken June 3, 1949, in Detroit, Michigan and provided by their loving daughter, Karen.
    Mother & Daughter...
    Mother & Daughter...
    Photo supplied by Robert & Angelia Bratcher Bess, late December, 2016. Site location is Aunt Pearl's in the late eighties.
    Last Modified 19 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F311  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Jun 1928 - Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 3 Jun 1949 - Detroit, Wayne County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1959-1963 - Savannah, Chatham County, Georgia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1966 - Casablanca, Morocco Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1964-1966 - Omaha, Douglas County, Nebraska Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 0___ 1966 - San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence (Family) - 1970-1971 - Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDivorced - 0___ 1973 - San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Apr 2010 - San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 29 Apr 2010 - Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Jack Francis DeCuennick (1928-2010)
    Jack Francis DeCuennick (1928-2010)
    Uncle Jack, circa 2010 in San Antonio, Texas
    Uncle Jack (1928-2010)
    Uncle Jack (1928-2010)
    Looks like the late '50's, venue unknown...
    Uncle Jack (1928-2010)
    Uncle Jack (1928-2010)
    Uncle Jack (1928-2010)
    Uncle Jack (1928-2010)
    A lovely homage to his life. The photo of him, left side of the desk, is just exactly as I remembered him when he first met the Hennessee family in the late 1940's.

    Aunt Margie was living with us in Detroit while she was attending secretarial school. Uncle Jack would come calling every night and every night Mom would throw him out of the house by mid-night as they wouldn't stop making-out on our couch...

    Photo provided by his loving daughter, Karen
    Grandfather with Granddaughter
    Grandfather with Granddaughter

    Emily Mitchell with her grandfather, Jack DeCuennick.
    Photo taken in December of 2009...

  • Notes 
    • He courted Aunt Margie while she was staying with Mom & Dad in Detroit in the late 40's. I thought he was the most exotic person I had ever seen - he wore torn Levi's, T-Shirts and rode a Harley-Davidson! Nothing like him in our family! He always spent some time with me and I thought he hung the moon! Uncle Jack was a hoot - great sense of humor...

      DECUENNICK

      On Sunday, April 25, 2010, our family and friends lost our "Pop" to be with the Lord and the ones who have preceded him in death in God's heavenly place. Jack Francis DeCuennick was a one-of-a-kind person who will be truly missed, but his spirit will always be remembered. He was someone who could make a stranger comfortable, make a friend smile, show unwavering loyalty and love to his family and always enlighten your day with a few good facts and jokes in conversation or by email. He was loved dearly and was under the loving care of his family when he was called home by the Lord at age 81.

      Jack was assembled in Detroit, Michigan on June 22, 1928 and passed away April 25, 2010.

      He retired from the Air Force and Army after serving 20 years. Jack then continued working as a systems analyst in civil service and various businesses. Jack and his wife Phyl enjoyed square dancing, playing poker with his friends, and golf.

      Jack is preceeded in death by his parents Gustave and Eliza DeCuennick. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis DeCuennick. Also by his children Karen Mitchell, Pamela Tietze, Scott Green and Dawn Cline; and his granddaughters Danielle Tietze, Megan and Emily Mitchell, Kerri, Erin, Taylor and Devan Green, and Kayla Cline.

      Funeral services will be held at 12:00 noon on Thursday~April 29, 2010 at the funeral home. Interment will follow at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery with full military honors.

      Published in Express-News on April 27, 2010

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    • Comments (Photos: Uncle Jack (1928-2010)): The portrait in the middle of the table was painted in Seoul in 1968ish.:) Thanks, David!

      dawn
      dawncline1124@gmail.com

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    • Hey:

      I found this from Michigan Marriage Records:

      Michigan Marriage Licenses

      Guedaaf Charles Deceuninck and Eliza Urbanie Maes, 03 Sep 1921 <https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQM3-HP4>

      I sure do miss Dad!

      Love y’all

      dawn

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  • Sources 
    1. [S48865] http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/sanantonio/obituary.aspx?n=jack-decuennick&pid=142285632&fhid=8909.

    2. [S5095] "United States Census, 1940," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/KHM7-MVF : accessed.

    3. [S5111] Karen DeCuennick Mitchell | Family Information | 30 Jan 2015 | kdecue@gmail.com.

    4. [S44913] Karen Mitchell | 19 Feb 2012 | kdecue@gmail.com.

    5. [S49237] https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.2.1/9CDY-LC2.

    6. [S5094] "Michigan, Marriages, 1868-1925," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NQM3-3PX : acces.

    7. [S5] Lucile Byars Hennessee (1918-2008) | Personal Knowledge | Interviewed 10 Oct 1999.

    8. [S49239] Dawn Cline | Correction | 4 Apr 2013 | dawncline1124@gmail.com.