Obituary Listings

Helen Elizabeth Bishop
There are condolences waiting approval on Helen's Tribute wall
Obituary for Helen Elizabeth Bishop

Age 97, of Maple Grove Township, passed away on Ash Wednesday, February 14, 2018 at St. Mary’s Hospital, Saginaw, Mi.

Helen was born on April 18, 1920 to Paul and Amelia (Reckart) Klein in Maple Grove Township. Helen graduated from High School as the Valedictorian of her class. She then worked at Redmond’s, a small shop in Owosso.

Helen married John Bishop on October 18, 1941 at St. Michael’s Church. He preceded her in death on April 14, 1991. Helen and John owned and operated Johnny's Party Store and Restaurant near Layton Corners for many years. She was a lifelong member of St. Michael's Catholic Church, Altar Society, and League of Catholic Women. She spent her earlier married life as a nurturing homemaker raising 10 children and working on the family farm. Helen was the loving matriarch of her family. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, and sewing. She was very crafty and until recently, made book marks, pot holders, and worked at many other projects. She loved the visits of friends and family… especially her grandchildren. Now each and every Valentine’s Day her memory will hold a special place in their hearts.

Helen is survived by her children, Judy Birchmeier, Bob (Kathy) Bishop, Ed (Diane) Bishop, Becky (Bill) Bodnar, Sandy (Rick) Damveld, and Jackie Harris; Daughters-in-law Harriett Bishop, and Eydie Bishop; her 37 grandchildren, 89 great grandchildren, and her dear friend, Marie Wrocklage.

She is predeceased by her husband, John Bishop; her children: Bernie, Ray, and Chery Bishop, and Linda Jordan; her grandson, Jonathan Harris; her son-in-law, Ernie Birchmeier; her 5 siblings, Mrs. Mildred Singer Zvonek, Mrs. Richard (Ladonna) Weisenberger, Mrs. Harvey (Sis) Wendling, Mrs. Silvester ( Dorothy) Deitering, and Mr. Eugene ( Jeanette) Klein.

A mass of Christian burial will held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, February 19, 2018 at St Michael’s Catholic Church of Maple Grove with Father John Cotter and Father Bob Byrne concelebrating. Burial will follow at St Michael's Cemetery. The family will receive friends at Nelson- House Funeral Home's NEW LOTHROP CHAPEL on Sunday, February 18th, from 1p.m. - 8p.m. (with a prayer service at 7 pm.) and Monday from 10-11:00a.m. before mass.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the wishes of the family.


Previous Events

Visitation

Sunday

18

Feb

1:00 PM - 8:00 PM
New Lothrop Chapel

9405 Butternut Street
New Lothrop, MI 48460

Rosary at 7:00pm

Visitation

Monday

19

Feb

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church of Maple Grove

17994 Lincoln Rd.
New Lothrop, Michigan 48460

Service

Monday

19

Feb

11:00 AM
St. Michael Catholic Church of Maple Grove

17994 Lincoln Rd.
New Lothrop, Michigan 48460

Albums

Create new album
 
Subscribe To Obituaries



We appreciate your support
In accordance with the wishes of the family, this
message has been declined.