December 19, 1942 - October 8, 2020
TRAVERSE CITY – Helen Loraine Fabiszak, age 77 of Traverse City passed away Thursday, October 8, 2020 surrounded by family at Munson Medical Center in Traverse City. Helen was born on December 19, 1942 in Traverse City to the late Lawrence E. Glazier and Loraine H. (Nordahl) Glazier. She grew up in Traverse City and attended school at East Bay Elementary and then graduated from Traverse City Central High School. On August 31, 1963 she married Gerald Anthony Fabiszak in the old Saint Francis Church in Traverse City. In Helen’s younger days she was active with the democratic party and assisted with local elections. She was a stay at home mom until her children entered junior high and then worked outside of the home. Her most notable jobs were at Sears, Old Kent Bank, and most recently Tom’s Food Market until she retired. Her fondest memory was sitting on the porch with her two brothers and her grandpa Nordhal on summer nights and listening to them tell stories. Helen loved reading, puzzles, and spending time with family, especially her children and grandchildren. She was a member of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and a member of the Women’s Auxiliary of the U.S. Army Reserve of which her husband Gerald was a member. Helen is survived by her daughter, Geri (William) Conner, son, Steven (Janet) Fabiszak, brother, Robert (Margy) Glazier, grandchildren, Katy and Christina Conner, step-grandchildren; Debbie Conner, Steven Conner, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and her brother, Lawrence Glazier. The family suggests memorials be directed to the VFW Post 2780, 3400 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684. A funeral service for Helen will take place at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 16, 2020 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home where a visitation will begin at 10:00 AM. Father Ken Stachnik will officiate. Helen will be laid to rest immediately following the service in procession to Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens. Friends and family are invited to the VFW Post 2780, 3400 Veterans Drive, Traverse City, MI 49684 immediately following the burial for a luncheon.
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