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John R. Wooden

October 9, 1946 December 23, 2021
John R. Wooden
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Obituary for John R. Wooden

John Richard Wooden passed away in Rochester Hills, Michigan on December 23,2021. He was born on October 9, 1946 in Detroit, Michigan to Lowell and Rose Wooden.

After graduation from Osborn High School, Detroit, he went to Ferris State and graduated with a degree in business. John was a veteran in the United States Army.

John was a chef at various restaurants and loved to cook for his family and friends.

John was an avid U/M Football fan as well as the Detroit Tigers and Red Wings. He loved his hometown of Detroit, the "313" as he called it. He loved music, reading, cooking, sports and Detroit. He had a great sense of humor, leaving us with many Uncle John stories to tell. He loved snapping pictures at family functions, many unbeknownst to us. He will be sorely missed and was deeply loved.

John is survived by his daughter, Jennifer Wooden, granddaughter, Sophie, sister Janet (Mark-"Big Dawg") McLoughlin and his nieces and nephews, Kaitlin (Kyle) Holmes, Lauren (Nick) Carr, Jillian (Jordan) Ollenberger, Brandon(Angie) McCauley, and Ryan (Amy) McCauley, great nieces and nephews and dear cousins.

John is preceded in death by his father, Lowell, mother, Rose Wooden and sister, Cheryl McCauley and brother-in-law, Jerry McCauley.

A private family church service will take place in January. Memorials may be made to the American Lung Association or Our Shepherd Lutheran School Scholarship fund.

Rest in Peace. Until we meet again in heaven. Familia.

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