US Air Force

Michael J. Pucher

February 18, 1941 ~ November 6, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old



Visitation will be held ~ Thursday, November 10, 2022

Fred Wood Funeral Home-Rice Chapel

36100 Five Mile Rd. Livonia (E. of Levan)



Funeral Service ~ Friday, November 11, 2022

St. Edith Catholic Church

15089 Newburgh Rd. Livonia (S. of Levan)

In-State 10:30am      Mass 11:00am


Interment and Military Honors ~ Monday, November 14, 2022

arrive no later than 2:15pm

Great Lakes National Cemetery 4200 Belford Rd, Holly, MI 48442

Michael J. Pucher (Mike) was 81 when he died on November 6, 2022. Beloved husband of the late Elaine for over 57 years. Cherished father of Michael (Wendy), Linda (Dave) VanGoethem and Patrick (Sue). Proud grandpa of Amanda, Royce, Drew, Sydney and Grace. Dearest brother of Bernie (Nancy) Pucher and the late Jim Pucher. Also survived by many other loving family and friends.

What a great life he had. He was born in Detroit on February 18, 1941. He grew up in Livonia and attended ‘Our Lady of Sorrows’ Catholic HS in Farmington, MI where he played on the HS football team. During this time he was a caddie at Meadowbrook CC and could be seen riding his bike down 8 mile, to and from the course! He did well enough in school and on the course to earn himself a scholarship to MSU from the Evan Scholars. It was at MSU where he met his wife of 57 years, Elaine Rosko. They had a spectacular life together and raised 3 successful and happy children. The first two (Mike and Linda) were born in Valdosta, GA where Mike was a pilot in the Airforce. Later transitioning to a Procurement Officer. At this time the family was stationed at Moody Airforce base. After his discharge from the Airforce, he secured a purchasing position at Burroughs in Plymouth, MI and moved the family to MI. This is where Pat was born. His career took them around the country and to such places as France, Scotland and Mexico.

He and Elaine eventually settled the family in Livonia, MI in 1976. The
family flourished there, and Mike and Elaine became very involved in their church, St. Edith. Mike was a beloved member of the St. Edith choir for many years and enjoyed lifelong friendships. After his retirement in 2000 he and Elaine did some traveling and he increased his time on the course, eventually active in two golf leagues. When Elaine passed in 2020 Mike became even more involved with his children and 5 grand children’s lives. He never missed a family function and was a welcome member on all family vacations and t-times. His friends, St. Edith family, fellow choir members and golfing buddies enjoyed their times together. Mike was always “IN” for all things.

He will be deeply missed by us all.



In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to:

St. Edith Catholic Church

15089 Newburgh Rd. Livonia, MI 48154


American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 6704
Hagerstown, MD 21741

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November 10, 2022

3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Fred Wood Funeral Home
36100 Five Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

November 11, 2022

10:30 AM
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Funeral Mass
November 11, 2022

11:00 AM
St. Edith Catholic Church
15089 Newburgh Rd.
Livonia, MI 48154

Interment and Military Honors
November 14, 2022

2:30 PM
Great Lakes National Cemetery
4200 Belford Road
Holly, Michigan 48442


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