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133 E. Orchard Street
P.0. Box 217
Delton, MI 49046
Phone: (269) 623-5461
Fax: (269) 623-3188
Helen Deike

Helen L. Deike

Wednesday, March 26th, 1947 - Monday, June 17th, 2019
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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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Jim Lockwood

Posted at 11:04pm
On behalf of the Greater Wall Lake Association (GWLA), we extend our sympathies to the Deike family for the passing of Helen Deike. Helen was right by Terry's side as he helped protect Wall Lake while serving on the Board of the GWLA, and we are very grateful for her support throughout the years. We have fond memories of Helen and Terry at the 2018 Greater Wall Lake Association Annual Member's Meeting at the Pierce Cedar Creek Institute. Terry worked very hard to make an excellent informational display about the Kayak The Wall event he created.. Helen was there with him as enthusiastic as ever about all of the good work they had done together to make Wall Lake a nice place to live. We are so very sorry the Deike family is having to bear this grief. We will miss Helen very much. Sincerely, Jim Lockwood

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