Helen Mary Spreitzer, 90

Helen Mary Spreitzer, 90, of Allegan died Friday, June 12, 2015, at her daughter's home in Big Rapids. Mrs. Spreitzer was born July 25, 1924, in Detroit, the daughter of Robert and Alberta Hanley.  
Helen graduated from St. Charles Catholic School and Wayne State University, where she received her nursing degree. She worked in Albany, N.Y., for three years and then moved to Kalamazoo, where she worked at Borgess Hospital and taught nursing for more than five years.  
In Kalamazoo, she met the love of her life Mathew Spreitzer, and they were married on Jan. 9, 1960. They moved to Allegan to raise their family. She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Altar Society, Allegan General Hospital Service League, North Ward APT, room mother, Girl Scout co-leader, Band Boosters and Right to Life. She enjoyed travel, loved her family, her church and volunteering her time.  
Surviving are her husband Mathew; three daughters, Dr. Alberta and Dr. Mitch Klein, Josephine Chasseur and Jacqueline Spreitzer; and four grandchildren, Jennifer, Melanie, Lauren and David.  
She was preceded in death by her brother Robert; four sisters, Eleanor, Alberta, Mary Rose and Florence.  
Friends may meet with the family on Thursday, June 18, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gorden Funeral Residence, Allegan Chapel, www.gordenfuneral.com, where the Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be Friday, June 19, at 11 a.m. at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, the Rev. Fr. Alan P. Jorgensen, celebrant. Interment will be at the church cemetery.  
Memorials may be made to Wings of Hope Hospice.


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