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Helen E. Keleher Drehmel
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Birth: Oct. 19, 1925
Michigan City
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 16, 2009
Michigan City
La Porte County
Indiana, USA

Helen E. Drehmel
Oct. 19, 1925-Sept. 16, 2009

Helen E. Drehmel, 83, Long Beach, passed away Wednesday (Sept. 16, 2009) at St. Anthony Memorial.

Cremation has taken place, and she will be buried at Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. There is no viewing or service. A private memorial reception for close friends and family is at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Elks Lodge 432, 416 E. U.S. 20.

Helen was born Oct. 19, 1925, in Michigan City to the late Edward and Florence (Haller) Keleher. She attended Long Beach School, graduated from Elston High School and received a bachelor's degree from Northwest University. She was a member of Alpha Chi Omega sorority. On Aug. 28, 1948, in Michigan City, she married Drexel Keith Drehmel, who preceded her in death.

Surviving are a daughter, Diedre Kutscher, Allegan, Mich.; son, Dan (Diana) Drehmel, Indianapolis; grandchildren, Nicole and Jenna Kutscher; brother-in-law, Robert W. Lutz, Long Beach; sister-in-law, Anita Drehmel, South Bend; three nieces, Diane (Mike) Jones, Millie Drehmel and Debbie Campbell; and four nephews, Douglas (Susan) Drehmel, William L. Drehmel III, John Keleher Jr. and Robert Keleher.

She was preceded in death by her sister, Marjorie A. Lutz, who died Sept. 1, 2009, brother John Keleher Sr., and brother-in-law, William L. Drehmel Jr., who died July 29, 2009.

Helen was an avid tennis player and "all sports" fan. She especially enjoyed growing up in Long Beach and the natural beauty of the lakeshore. She cherished all the friendships she made through Sullair, tennis, bridge clubs, childhood, school and her community Service League involvement. She and her husband had a zest for life, and her tenacious spirit and love will be fondly missed.

Memorial contributions in her memory may be made to Michiana Humane Society. View her tribute, leave private or public condolences or sign the guest book at www.carlislefh.com. 
 
Burial:
Swan Lake Memorial Gardens
Michigan City
La Porte County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Jackie & Ralph
Record added: Sep 20, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 42189735
Helen E. <i>Keleher</i> Drehmel
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Helen E. <i>Keleher</i> Drehmel
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