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Lee Iacocca’s funeral set for this week

Lee Iacocca's funeral set for this week


Lee Iacocca’s funeral set for this week

Funeral services have been scheduled for this week for Lee Iacocca, the legendary auto executive who died Tuesday at age 94. 

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 1368 N. Crooks Road in Clawson. 

A funeral mass will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Hugo of the Hills, 2215 Opdyke Road in Bloomfield Hills. Burial will follow at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy. 

During the height of his career in the 1980s, Iacocca was arguably the most popular business figure in the world. Pictures of him, often with his trademark cigar, were on magazine covers and TV screens.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles released a statement Tuesday praising his leadership. 

“He was one of the great leaders of our company and the auto industry as a whole,” the company said. “He also played a profound and tireless role on the national stage as a business statesman and philanthropist. Lee gave us a mindset that still drives us today — one that is characterized by hard work, dedication and grit.”

Contact Ann Zaniewski: 313-222-6594 or Follow her on Twitter: @AnnZaniewski. 

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