Helen Anna Haag, 95, of Vestaburg passed away Monday evening, February 01, 2016, with family at her side. Helen was born September 01, 1920 in Weidman, MI the daughter of Cecil and Carrie (Nichols) Ryckman. She was united in marriage to the late Paul Kalis; he preceded her in death after only a few short years. She later went on to marry Rollin Haag. He also preceded her in death.
Helen lived half of her life in Vestaburg area, she also lived in Edmore, Jamesville, WI and Riverdale. Helen worked about 15 years at the Gratiot Community Hospital in the laundry dept. She was a lifetime member of the Edmore VFW #post 2292 Women’s Auxiliary. Helen enjoyed gardening, quilting and puzzle books. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Helen’s family would like to give a special Thank You to the Masonic Pathways and Great Lakes Hospice for all the wonderful care given to their mother.
Helen is survived by her loving children; Thelma Hills, Rosemary Williams and friend Dave, Bertha Lake and friend Terry and Rollin “Jr.” (Penny) Haag, 9 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren, brother; Cecil Ryckman and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Paul and Rollin, grandson; Chris and 9 brothers and sisters; Alan, Mable, Katie, Emma, Harry, Chauncey, Eldred, Hazel and Henry.
A Celebration of Life Service will take place at 11:00 AM, Friday, February 05, 2016 from Brigham Funeral Chapel-Vestaburg with Pastor George Showers to officiate. Burial to follow in Ferris Center Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday, February 04, 2016 from 6-8 PM from the Brigham Funeral Chapel-Vestaburg and again on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of the service. Those planning a memorial contribution are asked to consider Great Lakes Hospice, VWF Post 2292 Women’s Auxiliary or charity of your choosing.Those wishing to leave a condolence can do so below.
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Lakeview, MI 48850
Brigham Funeral Chapel - Vestaburg
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Vestaburg, MI 48891
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Edmore, MI 48829
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Six Lakes, MI 48886
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