Beverly Peterson
B: 1925-09-13
D: 2019-01-10
View Details
Peterson, Beverly
Lauren Jensen
B: 1950-05-13
D: 2019-01-08
View Details
Jensen, Lauren
Jerry Schimke
B: 1941-10-29
D: 2019-01-05
View Details
Schimke, Jerry
Michael Fatke
B: 1963-01-09
D: 2019-01-02
View Details
Fatke, Michael
James Gutowski
B: 1951-09-28
D: 2019-01-01
View Details
Gutowski, James
Sandra Bachinski
B: 1965-03-10
D: 2018-12-31
View Details
Bachinski, Sandra
Ruth Turk
B: 1930-04-15
D: 2018-12-29
View Details
Turk, Ruth
Edith Lloyd
B: 1929-08-24
D: 2018-12-27
View Details
Lloyd, Edith
Virginia Bernier
B: 1924-03-01
D: 2018-12-21
View Details
Bernier, Virginia
Helen Wickens
B: 1924-10-02
D: 2018-12-19
View Details
Wickens, Helen
Carol Block
B: 1931-07-11
D: 2018-12-13
View Details
Block, Carol
James Fortier
B: 1934-11-08
D: 2018-12-12
View Details
Fortier, James
Brent Bradford
B: 1938-03-11
D: 2018-12-11
View Details
Bradford, Brent
Steven Ward
B: 1955-08-02
D: 2018-12-11
View Details
Ward, Steven
Shirley Whitson
B: 1939-10-29
D: 2018-12-02
View Details
Whitson, Shirley
Carl Stone, Jr.
B: 1964-06-07
D: 2018-12-01
View Details
Stone, Jr., Carl
Bobby Norman
B: 1955-11-14
D: 2018-11-28
View Details
Norman, Bobby
Stuart Johnston
B: 1936-03-27
D: 2018-11-25
View Details
Johnston, Stuart
Georgianna Watsell
B: 1938-08-07
D: 2018-11-24
View Details
Watsell, Georgianna
Wendy Bowling
B: 1953-05-02
D: 2018-11-23
View Details
Bowling, Wendy
Richard Hansen
B: 1961-03-06
D: 2018-11-22
View Details
Hansen, Richard


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
309 W. Parkdale Avenue
Manistee, MI 49660
Phone: (231) 723-1117
Fax: (231) 723-1029
Helen Wickens
In Memory of
Helen Frances
1924 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Oak Grove Funeral Home & Cremation Center
"We are honored to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Obituary for Helen Frances Wickens

Helen Frances Wickens, aged 94, of Holland, Michigan, passed away at home, December 19, 2018, supported by her loving family and caregivers. Born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Helen was a longtime resident of Manistee, Michigan, moving to Holland in 2007 to be near her youngest children and grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Charles, in 1995. They were married in 1947 in Jackson, Michigan, near Spring Arbor where their families had grown up together. Siblings who have passed include her brother, Frank Lee, Jr. and sisters Dorothy Eddy, Joann Parks, and Harriet Bachelder.
A quiet leader, mediator and natural caregiver, Helen was a devoted sister, wife, mother, mother-in-law, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend. She enjoyed playing and listening to the piano, fishing, sewing & knitting, caring for her family, and later, sharing thoughts, jokes and family photos through her computer. Gifted with common sense, a keen sense of humor and boundless grace, Helen was treasured by all who knew her. Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Manistee for decades before re-locating to Holland where she regularly attended Calvary Baptist Church, joining her friends in the back pews.
Helen is survived by her brother, Ted Lee, and her ten children: Nancy Wickens, Janet DeYoung (Roger), Susan Wickens, Mark Wickens (Renae), Linda Kiefer (John), Doug Wickens (Ellen), Ann Swanson (Joel), Marshall Wickens (Cathy), Gordon Wickens (Kris), and Jean Van Grouw (Bob Bouman). Grandchildren, whom she deeply loved are Sarah, Rachel, Jessica, Becky, Wesley, Ivan, Jack, Laura, Megan, Katie, Emily, Michael, David, Amanda, Beth, Jenny, Claire, Erin, and Alison. Spouses, eighteen great-grandchildren, and close family members complete what Helen once described as “not so much a family, but more of a clan”.
Helen will be laid to rest with her husband in Oak Grove Cemetery in Manistee. Her soul went to Heaven to spend eternity with her savior Jesus Christ whom she did her best to emulate. A family service will be held at a later date.
Donations may be directed to Hospice of Holland or the charitable organization of your choice.

To send flowers to the family of Helen Frances Wickens, please visit our Heartfelt Sympathies Store.

Order Flowers