Obituary of Helen S. Helmich
Helen S. Helmich (Nee Henschel), age 77, of Ransomville, NY died on November 25, 2021. Following a lengthy illness, she passed away peacefully in the care of her son, Paul. Helen was born on April 24,1944 at her family’s farm located in Ransomville, NY. She was the daughter of the late Alexander and the late Helen (Zelinski) Henschel. Helen graduated from Wilson CSD in 1962. Subsequently, she attended Millard Filmore, and the University at Buffalo, where in 1965 she obtained her Registered Nursing degree, and in 1968 a bachelors’ degree in nursing respectively. She married Gerald P. Helmich on January 20, 1967, who predeceased her on January 8, 2007. Helen started her nursing career at Mt. St. Mary’s Hospital and served in many capacities including being an integral part of the team establishing the first ICU. In 1971 she left nursing to join the work of her husband, cultivating a small family farm begun by his father. By the time they retired in 2006, it had grown to nearly 2,000 acres. She was known for her prolific baking skills, including homemade jams, pies, and other tasty treats. She was considered the center of the family by her children, siblings, nieces and nephews. Helen was an active member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Ransomville. Surviving are her children; Paul A. (Stephen Kishel) Helmich, Brett R. Helmich and Leigh P. (Jamie) Helmich; her siblings, Alexander (Kate) Henschel, Joanne (Robert) Tuttle, Mathew (Gynette) Henschel, Jeanette (late David) Nichols, Betty (late Jim) Pfeifer, Claudia Henschel, Walter Henschel; a sister-in-law, Jane (Kyle) Helmich and two granddaughters, Leah and Allie Helmich. Helen requested no prior visitation. A memorial mass will take place at Immaculate Conception RC Church followed by internment in North Ridge Cemetery, on April 23rd 2022 at 11:00 AM. Memorials may be made to Niagara Hospice, 4675 Sunset Dr., Lockport, NY 14094. Arrangements entrusted to HARDISON FUNERAL HOMES INC. Ransomville. Please visit www.hardisonfuneralhomes.comTo send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Helen Helmich, please visit Tribute Store
Saturday, April 23, 2022
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