THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Helene M. Smiltneek
Issue Date: February 14, 2019
Helene M. Smiltneek, 84, of Stephenson, Mi., passed away Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019 at Roubal Care and Rehab Center.
Born July 1, 1934 in Talbot, Mi., to the late Patrick J. and Charlotte "Lottie" (Hubbard) Smiltneek, she grew up on the old homestead where she enjoyed her special place under the apple tree, next to the Little Cedar River.
She enjoyed country music, loved angels and also her time at Roubal Care Center. A member of the Precious Blood Catholic Church in Stephenson, she will be remembered for her sense of humor.
Survivors include nieces; nephews; family and friends.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy Materna and Berniece Hayes and three brothers, Ralmond (R.J.), Patrick and Norbert.
Visitation will be held at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Precious Blood Catholic Church at 11 a.m. with Fr. Ronald Timock officiating. Burial will be in Stephenson Township Cemetery in Spring.