Helen Ann Williams

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died November 10, 2019

Helen Ann Williams, age 96, of Gladstone passed away on Sunday, November 10, 2019, at her home with her loving daughter by her side.
Helen Ann was born April 15, 1923 in Escanaba, Michigan, the daughter of the late Charles and Evelyn (Bagley) Lewis. Helen Ann was raised in Escanaba, graduating High School in 1941 and was a member of the National Honor Society. After high school, she went on to MacMurray College in Jacksonville, IL as a music major for a year before transferring to the University of Wisconsin, Madison where she went on as an English major. While there, she was also a member of the Kappa Delta Sorority. She graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1945. Helen Ann then attended the Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in Chicago, IL and graduated in 1946.
During her life she worked for the Veterans Administration Regional office in Chicago, IL, the Wisconsin Conservation Department in Madison, WI as an Administrative Assistant, and at Cedarcraft Fence Co. in Gladstone before settling into GHS as Secretary to Principal for many years, retiring in 1992. During this time she had also played the organ for several local churches before settling in at First Lutheran Church of Gladstone, where she remained organist until 2005.

In addition to her daughter, Sharon (Jerry) Norman of Gladstone, Helen Ann is survived by:
Grandchildren: Jason (Rebecca) Williams, Jennifer (Larry) Johnson, Jamie (Jesse) Motto, Joel Williams,and Katie Norman, Jerry (Mindi) Norman Jr.
Great Grandchildren: Jaelee, Jaeden, Jason Williams, Caylin, Alyrae, Brylee Johnson, Parker, Harmony, Maxton Motto, Christian, Cameryn Williams, Trinity Breault and Sarah Norman.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Evelyn (Bagley) Lewis and sister Nancy Campulli.

The Williams family will receive friends on December 3, visitation will be from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM at the First Lutheran Church of Gladstone, with a Memorial Service and luncheon for Helen Ann to follow. Pastor Tom Otis will be officiating. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Williams family.

5 Tributes for “Helen Ann Williams

    If you needed Helen to do something it was done promptly and efficiently! I enjoyed working with her. To Sharon, you were lucky to have your mom for all those years! Prayers to you and your family!

    Sharon and family .. so sorry for you loss. Seems funny how my Mom passed on Friday, the 8th and your Mom two days later. They made a good team in the HS office. Prayers to you and your family as you go through the next weeks.

    She was a really nice woman and a true professional. I always found her to be a great person with whom to work. My deepest sympathy to her survivors.

    Sorry to hear that Helen has passed. I had the pleasure of working with her in the Gladstone schools. She was kind and caring. She was very professional and highly skilled. She was great to work with and was very dedicated. Helen will be missed.

    John Males

    A highly skilled professional who kept Gladstone High School running efficiently. I worked in the office with her some and she was kind and a great teacher.

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