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Helen Cecelia Wolschlager McIntosh

Bad Axe, Huron County, Michigan, USA
Death 15 Jan 2017 (aged 90)
Holt, Ingham County, Michigan, USA
Burial Ubly, Huron County, Michigan, USA
Memorial ID 175485642 · View Source
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Helen, 90, of Holt, MI, passed away January 15, 2017, at Eaton Community Palliative Care in Charlotte. She was born to Charles and Ida (Booms) Wolschlager on their farm, but was never a “farmer,” preferring housekeeping and studies.

After graduating high school, Helen left the farm to do office work in Bad Axe and Detroit. She married Lester McIntosh January 18, 1947, and became a full-time mother and homemaker. They lived a short time in Detroit, moving to East Detroit in 1953 and then in 1972 moved to Holt.

Helen was a very active member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish in Lansing, and a 3rd degree Franciscan. She loved dancing with the love of her life, Lester, any time or place.

Helen and her mother, sisters, and daughters sewed many quilts. In later years, as her at home family shrunk, Helen and Lester became prolific Rosary makers, among other church and community activities.

Lester passed away November 2, 2008.

She leaves behind children James (Anna) McIntosh, Almont, MI, Joan (Bruce) Hughes, Clearwater, FL, Cecilia (Patrick) Stanley, Jacksonville, OR, Mary (Terry) Adams, Memphis, TN, Joe (Karen) McIntosh, Dimondale, MI, and Ray (Amy) McIntosh, Irmo, SC; daughter-in-law, Barb McIntosh, Bad Axe, MI; 21 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grand child; a brother; two sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law. She was preceded in death by sons Don and John, an infant daughter Florence, 2 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and 8 of her 9 brothers and sisters.

The Funeral Mass was held on Friday, January 20, 2017, at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church, Lansing, with Fr. John A. Byers as celebrant. The Rite of Committal was in St. Columbkille Catholic Cemetery in Ubly, MI.
The Rosary was prayed.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care.

Estes Leadley Funeral Home

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  • Created by: Theron & Helen Smith
  • Added: 18 Jan 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 175485642
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Cecelia Wolschlager McIntosh (8 Jan 1927–15 Jan 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 175485642, citing Saint Columbkille Cemetery, Ubly, Huron County, Michigan, USA ; Maintained by Theron & Helen Smith (contributor 46935364) .