Obituary of Gretchen Emily Stein
Gretchen Stein, 76, died April 18, 2019 in Orlando. Her memorial service will be held on April 26, 2019 at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Cross Lake Mary with a small luncheon immediately following the service.
Gretchen was born on January 17, 1943 in Detroit, Michigan. Her parents were Ruth and John Zimmerman of Detroit, Michigan. She was married to Tom Stein for 48 years and is survived by her daughter, Stephanie Reece (Ron), a grandson, Ronnie, and a brother, John Zimmerman. She and her husband Tom moved to Florida in June of 1997 after Tom retired from Ford Motor Company after 30 years. Gretchen worked for Wayne State University for a brief time and also for St. Thomas Lutheran Church as their secretary on Grosse Ile, Michigan.
The family has requested in lieu of flowers donations can be made to the American Cancer Society in Gretchen's name.