Helen Louise Deike passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on June 17, 2019 at Borgess Hospital. Helen was born at Bronson Hospital on March 26, 1947 in Kalamazoo, the daughter of Harry and Esther Stratton. Helen was a dedicated mother, wife and grammy. She was presided in death by the love of her life, Terry, on April 6, 2019. She wore many hats over the years eventually retiring as an employee of the city of Kalamazoo. Helen is survived by her three children, William Deike, Christina Podolsky, and Matthew Deike. She was blessed with four grandchildren, Michael and Dustin Podolsky. Charlotte and Josephine Deike. She is also survived by her brother, Michael Stratton, sister in law, Lindy Deike, and her two nieces. She also leaves behind many extended family and many lifelong friends and a very close group of friends she found in her golden years living on Wall Lake. Services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019 starting at 1pm promptly and going until 4 pm at the Delton Moose Lodge, 5420 Mooselodge Dr., Delton, MI 49046. Memorial contributions may be made to the Delton Moose Lodge or the Greater Wall Lake Preservation Fund. 231 Broadway, Hastings, MI 49058.
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