|Birth: ||Jun. 8, 1924|
|Death: ||Dec. 16, 2005|
Died December 16, 2005
WILLIAMSBURG - Helena Arnold, 81, a 50 year resident of the Williamsburg area, died Friday, Dec. 16, 2005, at Tendercare of Traverse City.
Helena was born in Mancelona on June 8, 1924, and was raised there by her parents, Aries K. and Irene H. (Vanniman) Kooistra.
Helena married Lewis Jared Arnold on April 12, 1952, in Elk Rapids, and he preceded her in death on Feb. 20, 2005.
A member of Bates Missionary Bible Church, Helena was also a life member of the Buckley Steam Engine Club. She enjoyed her church and Bible study and also loved to knit, crochet and work on other crafts. Her favorite pastimes were bird watching and enjoying the flowers in her gardens.
Helena is survived by her children, Connie (Joe) Pennington and Glenn (Christine) Arnold, all of Williamsburg; one grandchild, Stacy Arnold of Williamsburg; her sisters and brothers, Mary (Harlan) Otto of Ypsilanti, Cornelius (Donna) Kooistra and Alzora Merillat, all of Rapid City, Hilda Buller of Jackson, Louise (Todd) Kuyper of Central Lake and Elsie Coger of Gaylord; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Louie, Helena was preceded in death by her mother, Irene, on March 24, 1998; and her father, Aries, on March 18, 1977.
Visitation will take place at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20, at 1 p.m., also at the funeral home, with Pastor Joe Purdy officiating. Burial will take place at Circle Hill Cemetery in Williamsburg.
Memorial contributions may be directed to a charity of your own choosing.
You may share your condolences with the family at Helena's on-line guest book at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
Published in the Record-Eagle on 12/18/2005
Lewis Jared Arnold (1928 - 2005)*
Circle Hill Cemetery
Grand Traverse County
Created by: Denise Ferguson Lake
Record added: Feb 07, 2009
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