Retired Detroit educator died from COVID-19 complications

This obituary is part of “We Will Remember,” a series about those we’ve lost to the coronavirus.
Friedell Kert-Wolson of West Bloomfield spent her entire professional career working in the Detroit Public Schools system where she wanted to make a difference for children.
Wolson, 91, died on May 3 from COVID-19 complications.
Before marriage, Wolson graduated from Michigan State University and, after having three children, returned to college at Wayne State University, where she obtained her teaching degree. She took a job teaching at her alma mater, Durfee Middle School, in the 1960s. She then transferred to Ludington Middle Magnet School where she did her best to instill a love of language arts and literature within her students – many of whom remained as part of an extended family.
In retirement, Wolson moved to Waterford on a land preserve, where there was lots of wildlife in her backyard. A room was built on the home so Wolson and her husband could see the yard and enjoy nature.
Wolson became a docent at the Holocaust Center in Farmington Hills, and the Waterford Historical Society, where she gave tours and helped spread her knowledge of history.
She loved her family and enjoyed studying family genealogy, traveling, reading, playing the organ, socializing with people who lived in the assisted living facility at the Jewish Community Center, where she resided in West Bloomfield until she moved to Ahava House in West Bloomfield, an assisted living facility.
Wolson was the beloved wife of the late Leonard Wolson; mother of Merritt Wolson, Toby (Julie) Wolson and Charlene Wolson; grandmother of Rachel Wolson Stone, Erin Wolson, Max (fiancée Sarah Friedman) Wolson, Sam (Christina) Wolson, Juleigh Wolson and Adam Wolson; great-grandmother of Fern Stone; sister of Glorine (Norman) Katanick and sister-in-law of Corrine Kert. She’s also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.
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