October 27, 1933 - March 6, 2018
Dorothy May Helsel, 84, of Fife Lake, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday March 6, 2018. She was born on October 27, 1933 in Fife Lake, MI to the late Aurthur and Dorothy (South) Hicks. Dorothy married Jack on November 13, 1948 in Lake City, MI. They were married just a few days short of 54 years when Jack passed away. Dorothy loved being a wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a friend to all. In her free time Dorothy loved crocheting, shopping, and family get togethers. She enjoyed the outdoors where she would work in the flower beds and her yard. Dorothy worked and retired from F and C Sportswear in Manton. She will truly be missed by all those who knew her. She is survived by her children, Jack L. (Kathy) Helsel of Kalkaska, Timothy A. (Donna) Helsel of South Boardman, Patricia A. (Randall) Webb of Fife Lake, Gloria G. (Lonnie) Murphy of South Boardman, Larry L. (Deanna) Helsel of Fife Lake, Dawn K. (Donald) Holmes, of Fife Lake, Joyce M. (Todd) Gasperini of Kalkaska; 21 grandchildren, 39 great grandchildren, and 2 great great grandchildren; siblings Pearl Bush, Ruth Austin ; daughter in laws, Kathy Jo and Amber; and many nieces and nephews. Dorothy is preceded in death by her beloved husband, Jack Leo Helsel; sister Evelyn Pitz; sons, William Aurther and Jerry Lee; and one great grandchild. A visitation will be held on Friday March 9, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home. Funeral Service will take place on Saturday March 10, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. with at visitation starting one hour prior to service at Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, 106 S. Cherry St. Kalkaska, MI. In lieu of flowers, please make a memorial contribution in Dorothy’s name to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 1461 Twelve Mills Rd. Madison Heights, MI 48071. Arrangements were made by Wolfe-O’Neill Funeral Home, our family serving yours.
Dorothy May Helsel, 84, of Fife Lake, passed away at her home surrounded by her family on Tuesday March 6, 2018. She was born on October 27, 1933 in Fife Lake, MI to the late Aurthur and Dorothy (South) Hicks. Dorothy married Jack on November... View Obituary & Service Information
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