Helen Kristynik Kieke
Helen Kristynik Kieke, born July 14, 1926, 89 years old... On Saturday April 30th, 2016 after her valiant fight with cancer, she left us in peace...
A life well lived, possessing a servants heard for her family and community, she was the ultimate model for the servant role. Helen was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, and Catholic Daugthers of America.. She was a leader in the Catholic community all her life.
It was the simple things around her life that she never took for granted. Helen was absolutely devoted to her family, and loved all the family gatherings celebrating family and their lives...
She lived during an era when parenting and children were not as celebrated as they are today... And “I love you’s” weren’t tossed around freely, and wasn’t common to place children above career or other responsibilities.
She was a Mom who always involved herself in every detail of her children’s lives, and supported, respected, and loved them unconditionally... She was a women of faith, believing in the power and strength of Jesus Christ’s love, beauty, and peace that would await her.
Death leaves a heartache no one can heal... Love leaves a memory no one can steal... Helen was deeply loved by so many, and she will be forever held in the hearts of her family, friends, and neighbors.
Funeral services, Tuesday, May 3, 2016 at 10:00 AM from Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Wallis with Rev. Thuy Quang Nguyen officiating. Interment in the Guardian Angel Catholic Cemetery. Pallbearers: David Petter, Charles Fojtik, John Tallas, D.J. Petter, Jimmy Fojtik and Frank Fojtik.
Honorary pallbearer: Dennis Kubena.
Survivors: Husband, Burney in North Kingstown, R.I., daughter, Karen McCoy of Orchard, John Allen Kristynik and wife Diana of Lufkin, James Otto Kristynik and wife Michelle of Orchard, Charles Albert Kristynik and wife Theresa of Reno, Nevada, sisters, Ana Melnar of Ontario, California, sisters-in-law, Beatrice Fojtik of Eagle Lake and Frances Oglesby of Sweeney, brother, Fred Fojtik and wife Adelene of East Bernard, grandchildren, Amy Marie Kristynik, Angie Michelle Voecks and husband Brian, Kim, Hope, Ashley and Tina.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Fred and Albinafojtik, First husband, John Kristynik, sister, Rose Marik, Lydia Kubena, Mary Jochec, Margaret Petter, Albina Tallas, brothers, William and George Fojtek.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to: Padre Pio Foundation of America, at www.padrepio.com.