August 6, 1935 – December 31, 2018
Juleen Duncan, born August 6th, 1935 in Detroit, Michigan, peacefully passed December 31st, 2018 in Clinton Township, Michigan. Juleen was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was a devoted Christian, true Spartan at heart, never ending Detroit sports fan, long term resident of Clinton Township, avid puzzle builder, musical soul with a beautiful voice, and the best caregiver to anyone in need. Juleen is survived by her five children: Jeanne Sommerville, Anita Wirtz, Eileen Stephens, Dan Wirtz and Doug (Mara) Wirtz; nine grandchildren: Kristopher and Bryan Goforth, Ted (Krystina) Sharpe, Emily Sharpe, Matthew Porter, Eric, Todd and Amy Stephens, Krystal (Dave) Maison; six great grandchildren: Madison Morris, Lucy Goforth, Oliver and Lydia Sharpe, James and Avery Maison; twin sister Joann (Byron) St Louis and younger sister Janice McCaffrey as well as many loving nieces, nephews and friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 30 years Bob Duncan and her parents Benjamin Goodison and Sylvia Fitchett. A family memorial will be held where Juleen and Bob will be reunited at their final resting place, Cadillac Memorial Gardens, East Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would like any memorial donations made to Hospice of Michigan in Juleen's name.
January 31, 2019
How do you write about a person who meant so much to you? I really have no idea but I feel the need to try. I honestly can not believe you are gone Grandma. It just does not feel real. I'm not sure how long it will take to sink in but I know as each day passes it hurts more, realizing that this is our new truth. Maybe because it was unexpected. Maybe because you were living on your own, healthy & capable. Maybe because we never imagined this. Maybe because we never wanted to. For 30 years you were there- babysitting me, taking me to school, coming to my baseball & volleyball games as well as track meets, being at my high school and college graduation. Taking us kids camping or to the movies, taking me and Em on special olive garden dates. Hosting family get togethers at your house. Planting trees to represent your grandbabies. Making us baby blankets, teaching us how to scrapbook, building puzzles with us, reading to us and helping us document any/all important events in our lives. As well as being there for those events. You were a huge part of all the planning for my wedding. Many of the decorations were your idea. You even made my vail. You became GG to my kids, a very important role, that I am so glad for. You were such a big part of my life Grandma. I can't imagine you not in it. I'm so thankful for all of the memories we have but so angry there won't be anymore. I understand life & death, I've lost before but this one hurts so much. I wasn't ready to say goodbye and hate the way we had to. I wanted to tell you that I admire you & I'm sorry I never did before. You were one of the strongest women I've ever known, even till the end. You were a sweet, kind, caring, loving, funny, beautiful soul with an amazing voice. You were a great mother, a special grandmother and one hell of a GG. I will miss you always but I know you are with Papa now and even though I'm sad to lose you, I'm glad for that. Til we meet again Grandma- I love you, goodbye and rest in peace
January 10, 2019
Our Sincere Condolences to the Wirtz and Duncan Familys in their time of sorrow . Love Always.
Dennis & Deborah Costanza
January 8, 2019
Knowing you’re home and reunited with Papa and Trinket brings me peace and comfort through this sadness. Your body may be gone but your love still lives on in everyone’s heart. I’ll never forget the moments spent with you and the memories made during those times. Also, thank you for all love and support you gave me throughout the years. I know you’ll be watching over me and all the others and continue to love and support us all. I’m going to miss you more than anything and I hope heaven has all the puzzles you can build and a great view to watch the freighters.
I love you, grandma
January 8, 2019
My sincere condolences to my sons Kristopher and Bryan Goforth and my grandaughters Madison and Lucy Goforth on the loss of their grandmother and great grandmother.
Also sincere condolences to Juleen's family on their loss.
May God comfort all of you at this time.
Anastasia Island Florida
January 8, 2019
I am a strong, independent woman because of my strong, independent role model - my mom.
As the oldest of five children, all born within a ten year period, I definitely developed her patience and helped pave the way for the four to follow.
We had our share of "disagreements" in the early years but I always knew where I stood with her and that she would love me unconditionally no matter what.
I am proud of the way our relationship developed over the past 60+ years and I am so glad that she was a big part of my life all those years.
She taught me so many life lessons: love, respect, kindness, morals, strength and trust. She taught me to sew, knit, crochet, bake, cook, play piano and sing. I loved to sing with my mom, she made my voice sound better than it was and it made me feel special when she sang harmony with me.
She will be missed by my sons, Kristopher and Bryan, along with her two Florida great-granddaughters, Madison and Lucy.
She will be in our hearts and memories forever.
I love you mom. Rest in Peace.