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Helen Ann Christophersen
Helen Ann Christophersen, 84, of Wallace, Mich., passed away Tuesday, Sept. 3, at the Menominee Care Center.
Born on May 2, 1929 in Marinette to the late Mike and Mary (Petroska) Zeratsky, on Jan. 31, 1948, she married Russell Christophersen in Marinette, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 22, 2007.
She worked for Marinette General Hospital as a candy striper, cleaned homes and worked at Fish Net and Twine for 25 years. She was a member of Holy Redeember Catholic Church and enjoyed gardening, cooking, sewing, polka dancing, but her main passion was her family with her Sunday afternoon Chicken Dinners and love for family gatherings.
Survivors include two sons, Edward (Bonnie) of Wausaukee and Larry (JoAnn) of Hermansville, Mich.; six daughters, Sharon (Michael) Burie of Wallace, Donna Schwartz of Daggett, Mich., Debbie (Jim) Motto of Stephenson, Mich., Janet (LeRoy) Wettanen of Menominee, Theresa (LeRoy) Smotucha of Stephenson and Karen (Earl) Robinson of Dexter, NY; 27 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded in death by two sons, Greg and Jeff; two grandsons; a son-in-law,Tony Schwartz; three sisters and two brothers.
Family and friends called at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church on Friday Sept. 6, from 10 a.m. until time of Mass of Christian Burial at noon with Father Michael Ocran officiating. Burial immediately followed in Birch Creek Cemetery. Anderson Diehm Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.