April 25, 1925-Aug. 21, 2012
MARSHALL - Mass of Christian Burial for Helen Vandendriessche, 87, of Marshall will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Marshall. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at Rehkamp Horvath Funeral Home in Marshall, with a 4 p.m. rosary and a 7: p.m. parish prayer service and will continue on Thursday from 8:30-10 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Calvary Catholic Cemetery in Marshall.
She died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012, at her residence.
Helen Leona Vandeputte Vandendriessche was born April 25, 1925, in Ashton, Iowa to Joseph and Leona Vroman Vandeputte. She attended Marshall School. Helen lived in the Marshall area all her life. On June 4, 1946, she was united in marriage to Leon Vandendriessche at Holy Redeemer Church in Marshall. The couple farmed in Grandview Township until 1986 when they moved to Marshall. Helen volunteered in the Resurrection choir, auxiliary gift shop, hospice and various other organizations in Marshall. Her passion was her family, making a home and dancing. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, baking and music.
She will be sadly missed by her children, Jeanette (Everett) Boerboom, Thomas (Janet) Vandendriessche, Donald (Kandice) Vandendriessche, Daniel Vandendriessche all of Marshall, Linda Johnson of Hayfield., Colleen (Warren) Vandendriessche of Boulder, Colo., Lauren (Michael) Vandendriessche of Dumont, N.J.; nine grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; siblings, Jane Wegman, Joan (William) Rickman and Donna (Vernon) Brewers, and James (Barbara) Vandeputte and sister-in-law, Joanne Vandeputte.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Lester, Donald, Robert; her husband, Leon; son-in-law, Allan Johnson and her grandson, Michael Johnson.
Memorials are preferred to the Holy Redeemer School Foundation.
Rehkamp & Horvath Funeral Directors