Delphine L. DeCook

January 16, 1926October 8, 2021

Delphine Lucille DeCook “Del” went home to her Heavenly Father, on October 8, 2021.

Del was born in Hamtramck to Lucille and Walter Gutowski on January 16, 1926. Del married the “Love of her life” Girard DeCook “Jerry,” on September 6, 1947. She is survived by her four children, Doreen Porter (Steve), Kathleen Ducharme, David DeCook (Darlene), and Paul DeCook (Debra). Del also had 9 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Del was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Jerry, her sister Maryann Tuck, brother Timothy Gutowski, and two grandsons, Brian and Jeremy. Del also had many close friends that she considered family.

Del was a fiercely strong, loving, caring and supportive mother who was always there for her family. Delphine was also an entrepreneur and ran a successful business for over 30 years.

Del’s family will have a visitation from 3:00-8:00pm on Monday, October 11, 2021 at A.H. Peters Funeral Home, 32000 Schoenherr Rd., Warren (Schoenherr/Masonic). A Funeral Service will be at 12:00 PM on Tuesday, October 12, in the Funeral Home. Visitation on Tuesday begins at 11:30 AM. Interment will occur at Resurrection cemetery following the Funeral.

In Del’s 95 years of life, she helped out numerous people who were in need. Because of this, in lieu of flowers please consider a donation in her name to McRest, 20415 Erin St., Roseville, MI 48066, (an organization that helps the homeless).


  • Visitation

    Monday, October 11, 2021

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, October 12, 2021


Delphine L. DeCook

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Margaret Sapardanis

October 12, 2021

Our deepest condolences to everyone. May your beautiful memories help heal your broken hearts. Sending love and prayers your way. ❤️
Bobby and Mugsy

Sean Burrell sr

October 12, 2021

From the time that I met her she is a very very nice person to me always made me laugh and gave me compliments as I gave her compliments and every time she seen me she say hi Sean and I really thank her daughter Kathleen which is my very very good friend to have I will be praying for the family also and as I was always told put God first and pray.

Pat Powell

October 10, 2021

I first met Mrs, DeCook when I became the DTE representative for their business. I spent so many memorable moments with Mrs. DeCook (affectionately known to me as Mom) that it is hard to select one. However, one of the best times was our girls weekend up north at their family home along with Debbie and Kathy. Mom and I were getting a manicure and I looked out the window and saw a woman riding a bike. I asked Mom when was the last time she rode a bike. She looked at me and we both started laughing. So many memories and so little time. Mrs. DeCook will forever live in my heart. Love always, Pat

Rick Kujala

October 9, 2021

I met Mr and Mrs DeCook when they were starting their business and they were looking for insurance.
I remember how close Jerry and Del were and how they worked together. Jerry did the heavy lifting and Del kept the office running. I was impressed that they not only were a perfect married couple but a perfect business partnership. After Jerry passed, she was the driving force behind a successful company. I had the privilege of doing business with them for more than 30 years.
Now comes the part of this story that I will always remember . Besides the occasional business calls during the year, we would schedule a meeting to discuss insurance and then go to lunch. It was at lunch we would exchange stories and talk about families. You could tell by our conversations how much she loved her children and grandchildren. She also listened when I shared stories about my family. Now that I’m retired it’s the memories of those lunches that I will always cherish .
She was one of a kind and will be missed.
Rick and Lin Kujala

Michelle Jones

October 8, 2021

My most memorable has to be the first time I met Ms.Del. I was at Kathleens House when Ms. Del was coming out of the house and she told Kathleen she needed a rail because the porch was too high for her to step down and Kathleen got right on it and had my husband Mike put a rail up so when I met her she was so kind and friendly, beautiful lady,she will be dearly missed. When I met her she was 92 and didn’t look a day over 72. Kathleen used to talk about her a lot at work about taking her to her hair appointment on Saturday and hanging out,Kathleen and her family are in my prayers. Thank You, Michelle Jones