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History & Staff

We have years of experience caring for families, from all walks of life. Each family comes to us because they know we are leaders in our profession, dedicated to excellence in service, and have the highest integrity.

Our History

For three generation, the Bobcean Family has served in the funeral profession. Commencing around 1910 Edward H. Bobcean started an undertaker establishment in Detroit in the area of Michigan Ave. and 20th Street. Arthur, his son, joined the business in 1934. In 1939 Arthur and his wife Ethel moved to Flat Rock and started their own funeral home where we remain today. Sons Lee and James joined their parents in the 1970s and still operate the company. In 1988 we purchased the Baker Funeral Home in Carleton, Michigan, which is now known as the Arthur Bobcean Funeral Home, Inc. Carleton Chapel. This has allowed us to increase our service area to cover southern Wayne county and northern Monroe county.

Since we are family owned and operated we believe in the family values that we were taught. The values of honesty, integrity, and the value of personalized service to our families. It is for these reasons that we still serve families that were first served by our family three generations ago.

Our Valued Staff

Robert J. Gilbert

Robert J. Gilbert, Funeral Director / Owner

Donna Racisz

Donna Racisz, Office Manager

Negia Alexander

Negia Alexander, Funeral Attendant

Paula Puruleski

Paula Puruleski, Funeral Attendant

Trudy Reno

Trudy Reno, Funeral Attendant

Jeri Lou Simpson

Jeri Lou Simpson, Funeral Attendant

Lee Bobcean

Lee Bobcean, Retired Funeral Director / Owner

Lee is a life long resident of Flat Rock, Michigan. A graduate of Flat Rock High School, he attended Ferris State Univeristy, Wayne County Community College, receiving an associate of Arts degree. He attended Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science, which lead to licensure in Mortuary Science from the State of Michigan nearly 30 years ago.

Lee is a charter member of the Flat Rock Historical Society, the Michigan Embalmers Society and Concerned Citizens of Huron Township. He is a former Vice-President and now member at large of the Downriver Guidance Clinic. A member and past President of the Flat Rock Rotary Club, and a member of the Flat Rock Planning Commission serving for 10 years as its chairman.

Lee is a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waltz, where he has held several different offices and presently signs in the Praise and Worship Team. Married to his soul mate Maeila, they have two children, a daughter, Allison, and a son, Jared.

When not working, Lee enjoys being with his family, fishing, traveling and being involved in school and community activities.

James C. Bobcean

James C. Bobcean, Retired Funeral Director / Owner

James is a life long resident of Flat Rock, Michigan. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University earning a bachelors degree in Biology. He attended Wayne State University School of Mortuary Science receiving a Michigan Mortuary Science License in 1971.

James served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1968. An elder of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Waltz, MI. He is a life member and past President of Flat Rock Historical Society, past Commander of American Legion Post #337, and member and past President of Carleton Rotary.

James is a member of the Michigan Embalmers Society. He is a past President of the Michigan Funeral Directors Association from 1987-1988. He also served as National Funeral Directors Association Policy Board member from 1995-1998 and is a Verified Funeral Service Practitioner by the Academy of Professional Funeral Services Practice.

James is married to Linda, has 3 step-children and 3 granddaughters.