May 15, 1928 – April 6, 2021
Wesley Arnold Jend, May 15. 1928 – April 6, 2021. Resided in Grosse Pointe Farms, MI
Age 92, April 6, 2021. Wes was born in Detroit, MI to Dr. William James Jend and Stella Hermine Baur. He attended Eastern High School before attending Albion College. He later attended Wayne State University in Detroit where he earned a Masters of Business Administration.
Loving husband of Henrietta Jend for 57 years. Loving father of Martha (Edward) Abraham and Michael (Lillian) Bryant and grandfather of Adam (Kristine) Bryant, Lee (Amy) Bryant and Christopher (Tiffany) Bryant. Great grandfather to Jacob, Danielle, Alyssa, Leah, Cameron, Lauren, Nolan and Grace. Wes was a loving brother to Dr. William Jend, Jr and Dorothy Louise Coon who predeceased him.
Wes enjoyed spending weekends at the family cottage outside of Chelsea, MI on Clear Lake, where he and the family would swim , boat and enjoy time together under the sun . He loved evening walks with the family schnauzers and talking about a range of topics from History to Politics to current events. Wes also enjoyed spending winters with Henrietta in Naples, FL. He was a long-time member of Metropolitan United Methodist Church in Detroit, where he served on various committees.
Wes worked for all of his career at the AE Fleming Company in suburban Detroit, joining the organization shortly after it was formed in the 1950s. He became the owner of the company in 1975 and worked tirelessly to build the company until his retirement. Wes demonstrated generosity and loyalty to his customers and employees, believing that would create loyalty from them in return.
Wes ‘s family would like to thank the team at Beechwood Manor in St. Clair Shores, MI for their devoted care. Services for Mr. Jend are private.