Obit: Helen M. Roeder, 98, Scottville

June 5, 2014

Helen M. Roeder, aged 98 of Scottville, passed away on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 at Oakview Medical Care Facility.  Helen was born north of Scottville on October 26, 1915, the daughter of Hilding and Freda (Beyer) Swanson, and graduated from Scottville High School with the class of 1933.  She later married Ernest Roeder in Muskegon, and they celebrated many years together until Ernest preceded her in death in 1980.  Helen was also preceded in death by her parents, her son Edward Ernest Roeder in 1957, her grandson James Edward Evans in 2007, and her brother Carl Swanson.

Helen worked at various companies throughout the Mason County area including Star Watch Case, and Lidtke’s until her retirement.  For many years Helen was very active with her church, teaching Sunday School, cooking at social functions, and volunteering wherever necessary.  She also loved to quilt and sew.   Family became very important in her late years, especially her granddaughter Lesa Kazlauskas who was her beloved caregiver.

Helen will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Sharon Evans and her husband Daniel of Scottville, her grandchildren Lesa Kazlauskas and her husband Richard, Daniel Evans Jr. and his wife Lorrie, her great-grandchildren Deric Evans and his wife Kimberly, Jessica Jenkins and her husband Thomas, her great, great-grandchildren Peyton and Macenzie Evans, Ira and Wyatt Jenkins, her brother E. Stuart Swanson, and several nieces and nephews.

Helen’s family would especially like to thank Pastor John Hansen for the many visits and prayers he shared with her at Oakview the past months.

Private Graveside Services will be held for Helen at a later date.  There will be no funeral home services or visitation.  Please visit her personal memory page to sign her guestbook, or to leave a memory of Helen for her family.

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