Michael John Gurne

  • Born: June 22, 1965
  • Died: September 15, 2012
  • Location: Shelby, Michigan

Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons

54880 Vandyke
Shelby Township, MI 48316

Tel. (586) 677-4000

Tribute & Message From The Family

Gurne, Michael J. September 15, 2012 Age 47 Beloved husband of Susan. Dear father of Mackenzie and Ethan. Loving brother of Andy, Steve (Ann), Richard (Peggy) and Tom. Predeceased by his parents Lech and Bernice. Also remembered by many nieces and nephews. Visitation at Wujek-Calcaterra & Sons, Inc. (Shelby Twp.) 54880 Van Dyke at 25 Mile Rd. Wednesday 3-9pm. with 7pm Scripture Service. Instate Thursday 9:30am at St. John Vianney Catholic Church 54045 Schoenherr (Bet. 24 & 25 mile rd) until Time of Mass at 10:00am. Memorial Tributes to The Mackenzie and Ethan Gurne College Fund are welcome. Mike will always be remembered for his love of family, friends and music. Share memories with the family at their "On-Line Guest Book" at WujekCalcaterra.com


Condolence & Memory Journal

Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.

Posted by Timothy Bosman - Livonia, MI   October 01, 2012

Mrs. Gurne, Mackenzie, and Ethan,

I am so very sorry for the loss you have experienced. You are in my thoughts as I pray that you find comfort and peace in being surrounded by all those who love you.

Mrs. Fraser

Posted by Karen Fraser - Shelby Township, MI - Teacher   September 20, 2012

Please accept our sincere condolences for We have such sorrow and are saddened to hear of your loss of Mike and Dad to Ethan and Mackenzie. I am so very sorry. Please remember that you are in our thoughts and our prayers. May the Lord look over your family and give you strength at this sad time. I can't imagine what you must be going through.Nate, Ann, Hunter, Hayden, and Reese Willing

Posted by Ann & Nate Willing - Shelby Twp., MI   September 19, 2012

Dearest Sue, Mackenzie, Ethan and the entire extended Gurne family:

Words cannot express how deeply saddened I am to hear of this awful tragedy. I loved Mike very much and as you know, we were the best of friends with Sue and Mike for the longest time. I am praying for the family as hard as I know how to, and I have lit many candles since hearing this awful news. Mike was a kind, warm and loving man and his memory will always have a special place in my heart. God bless each and every one of you. May God's loving arms support and comfort you during this most difficult time. Peace be with you all.

With love and sympathy,

Tammy (Gurne) Miller

Posted by Tammy (Gurne) Miller - Lexington, KY - ex sister-in-law   September 18, 2012

Sue, Mackenzie, and Ethan, being with you these past few days, going through this devastation assures me that you are surrounded by so much love and support. Mine and Rich's hearts are heavy with sorrow, but our hopes are high for the future. Our close knit family will continue to support and love each other. Michael will always be looking out for us all, and his love and laughter will remain in our hearts and memories forever. We love you so very much.

Posted by Peggy Gurne - Rochester hills, MI - Sister in law   September 18, 2012


Susan, Mackenzie, and Ethan,
We are praying for peace during this very difficult and confusing time. Mike will always be remembered as a kind, easy going, and sincere leader who was an exceptional model for the members of his boyscout den. His positive influence will always remain with us.
With deepest sympathy,
Shondra and Mark Motloch

Posted by Shondra Motloch - Shelby Twp., MI - friend   September 18, 2012

Rich and I will ALWAYS treasure the euchre games and Hamlin Pub .... I loved Mike, I thought he was the funniest person EVER. He always could get great belly laughs out of us. I will truly miss him and I am praying for you and your family. We are here if you need anything.

Posted by Rich and Ann Marie Merlino - Shelby Township, Michigan, MI - Chris Hebert's sister   September 18, 2012


Mrs. Gurne, Ethan and Mackenzie,

I wish there was something I could do to take your pain away. My thoughts are with you. So very sorry. It sounds like he was an amazing man. Hold your memories close. Prayers and hugs,

Mrs. Conley

Posted by Courtney Conley - Teacher   September 18, 2012

Susan, Mackenzie and Ethan,

So sad for your loss, you are in our thoughts and in our hearts. No words can express how sorry we are.

Our deepest condolences,

The Sadeghi Family.

Posted by Emma, Catherine, and Amir Sadeghi - Shelby Township, MI   September 18, 2012

Dear Susan, Mackenzie, & Ethan, we would just like to send our deepest & sincerest condolences. Our hearts are very heavy right now. We are very sorry to have heard about the loss of Michael. We are sending many prayers your way & hoping faith will help to get you all through this difficult time. Sincerely, The Lumetta Family (From Crissman)

Posted by Michelle Lumetta - Shelby Twp., MI - Crissman El. Family (Dante)   September 18, 2012

Aunt Sue, Mackenzie, and Ethan,

I don't even know what to say except I love all of you so much and I will be there soon enough to give you hugs.

I will never forget all of the times Uncle Mike made me smile and I know your memories of him will stay with you and help you through this time. You have so many people who are thinking about you and praying for you and I only hope that will help ease the pain.


Posted by Stephanie Gurne - Huntsville, AL - Niece   September 18, 2012

Aunt Sue, Mackenzie, and Ethan: Lifting you up so high in prayer and wrapping my arms around you so tightly in love.

Sharing a memory of Uncle Mike makes me smile because he ALWAYS made me smile. What an awesome and amazing person! Definitely one of my favorites when I was a little girl...swinging us in the backyard around and around until we were dizzy and making us laugh with his goofy humor. And when he met Aunt Sue...he just loved her so much. I was young but I could see the devotion he had for you, Aunt Sue! I hoped that one day somebody would love me as much as he loved you!!! Your wedding was so beautiful! And then Mackenzie came along...what a sweet little girl! Ethan was next...a little mini Uncle Mike! 600 miles may separate us but when we were all together...I could definitely see what an awesome and amazingly loving family Uncle Mike was blessed with! Sweet, goofy, and hilarious Uncle Mike!

I know Uncle Mike loved music...and one of my favorite songs that comforts me in times like these are "When I Get Where I'm Going" by Brad Paisley and Dolly Parton. Listen to that song and just know that even though he's not here on Earth with us anymore...he is still with you and LOVES you so very much! He is safe and comforted by our Lord.

I can't wait to see you guys and give you the biggest hug EVER <3>

Posted by Andrea Biggs - Nashville, TN - Niece   September 18, 2012

Sue, Mackenzie, and Ethan,

Our prayer is that God place His loving arms around you and hold you tight, so that one day there will be no more tears and your love for Michael will not break your heart.

We are all here for you, anytime you need us...whether it be a day, a week, a month, or a year from now.

We love you all and we love Michael.

Posted by Mark, Michelle, Sean, and Lindsay Bradford - Fraser, MI - Cousins   September 18, 2012

May we continue to honor and respect all the lessons we have learn; acting as living symbols of a loving spirit. You are in our prayers.

Posted by The Wujek-Calcaterra Family - Shelby Township, MI   September 18, 2012

Susan, MacKenzie & Ethan we love you so very much and our heart is filled with so many wonderful memories of Michael that we will always carry with us and will celebrate how much his light shined and brought us joy and laughter. God Bless! Another Angel has been added to God's playground. We'll miss you so much Michael.

Posted by Sandy, John & Jake Godzina - Riverside, CA - Sister-in-law   September 17, 2012

Sue, Mackenzie and Ethan,

So very sorry for your loss. We are thinking and praying for you and your family during this difficult time. We are here for you always...


Tina, Gaby and family

Posted by Tina Griffith - Shelby Township, MI   September 17, 2012

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