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“We can't believe it has been a year already. We miss your beautiful smile and laugh. We miss all the fun we had together and have so many fond...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Ken and Jean Oleksiak - MI

“Wanda, we will miss your warm and sincere smile and will always remember you as a classy lady with poise and sophistication. You were a pleasure to...Read More »
2 of 4 | Posted by: Glenn and Nancy Heath - MI

“Our little friend-you have been missed for awhile now and now you are at peace. We are grateful for that but sad for your lovely family. We will...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Ken and Jean Oleksiak - MI

“It has been our honor and pleasure to know Wanda for many years. Wanda and Howard have always been one of our favorite couples and it is almost...Read More »
4 of 4 | Posted by: John and Gail MacArthur - MI


Wanda Maxine Studaker entered the world on the first of September, 1929, the youngest child of Myrtle (nee French) and Ira Cook. She grew up in Croswell, Michigan and met her future husband, Howard, at a church service. He swept her off her feet and the two were married and moved to Madison Heights. The couple had three children: Dennis, Craig and Elyce.

Wanda worked at many jobs, finding her entrepreneurial spirit in running The Dairy Bar in Royal Oak. Howard worked as a metal finisher in Royal Oak. In 1970 he decided to go out on his own. The two founded Selfridge Plating, Inc. located, fittingly, across from Selfridge Air Force Base (now Selfridge Air National Guard) in Harrison Township. A second location was later built in Chesterfield Township. Wanda ran the office and worked up until her final illness.

Known for her beautiful clothes and great smile, Wanda loved to make an entrance. Her trim figure, blonde hair and tan make everyone stop and notice. Shopping and gambling were her hobbies. Going to Las Vegas was a favorite past time.

Wanda is survived by her husband, Howard; her children, Dennis, Craig and Elyce; her grandchildren, Denise, Kurt and Jamie; her great-grandchildren, Miranda, Madison, Miles, Paige and Sydney; and her Brother, Wess and Sister, Marie. She will be missed.