Helene Ruth Crawford, 99, of Menominee, Mich., passed away Monday, May 20, 2013, at the Menominee Care Center. The former Helene Gruenstern was born in Marion, Wis. on March 30, 1914, to the late Edward and Bertha (Leverenz) Gruenstern.
On October 15, 1932, she married John S. Crawford in Daggett, Mich. John preceded her in death on September 4, 1978. Helene was a devoted wife and mother. She worked many years for Montgomery Ward Co. in Menominee as a catalog clerk. Helene was a faithful and lifelong member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church of Menominee. In her leisure time, Helen enjoyed bowling, canning and playing cards.
Survivors include two daughters: Joanne Forsman of Pembrooke Pines, Fla., Jane (Tom) Cady of Stephenson, Mich.; three sons: John Jr. (Ann) Crawford of Stephenson, Mich., Edward (Faye Ruleau) Crawford of Menominee, Mich. and Robert (Carol Sundstrom) Crawford of Wallace, Mich.; sister in law, Marion Gruenstern of Stephenson, Mich.; 14 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. Helene was preceded in death by her daughter, Susan Vieth; sister, Gertrude Johnson; and two brothers: Norman and Harold Gruenstern.
Family and friends may call at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Menominee, on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 after Noon until time of Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Pastor Lee Goodwin officiating.
Burial will follow in Riverside Cemetery.
ANDERSON KELL FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.