Helen M. SkandelHelen M. Skandel, 85, of Superior, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in St. Francis Health and Rehab center.
HELEN M. SKANDEL
Helen M. Skandel, 85, of Superior, died Friday, Jan. 11, 2013, in St. Francis Health and Rehab center.
Helen was born in Superior Dec. 27, 1927, the daughter of Sophie and Steve Mihalik. She graduated from Central High School in 1946. She married Raymond "Ray" J. Skandel Feb. 14, 1953, in Holy Assumption Church and they celebrated 57 years together until his death April 15, 2010. After high school she worked for the East End Bank, then for the 1st National Bank and later she worked for the Twin Ports Dairy until her retirement.
She was a member of Holy Assumption Catholic Church, the Teamsters Union and the Garden Club #12. Helen enjoyed gardening and doing crafts, especially painting and ceramics. She volunteered for the Holy Assumption Senior Lunch Program. Helen loved to watch the wild birds in her yard and traveling with Ray. Most important to her was her family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her step-mother, Helen Mihalik; her husband, Ray; brother James Mihalik; nephews Scott Zelma and Jeffrey Mihalik; and many uncles, aunts and cousins.
Helen is survived by her step-sister, Betty Peterson, of Superior; step-brother Edward Zelma of Superior; sister-in-law Phyllis Mihalik of Superior; nieces Paula and Lisa; and many other nieces and nephews.
VISITATION: 10 until the 11 a.m. Mass of Christian burial Tuesday, Jan. 15, in Holy Assumption Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Ronald Olson as celebrant. Interment will be at Calvary Cemetery.
If desired, a memorial in Helen's name may be made to Holy Assumption Catholic Church.
The family would like to thank St. Francis in the Park for the wonderful care they provided Helen in her final years.
To sign the online guestbook or send condolences, please visit www.downsfh.com.