Helen Braamse, 81, passed away on Friday, September 22

Helen Braamse, 81, of Benton Harbor passed away on Friday, September 22, 2017 at her home.

A Celebration of Life gathering will be held from 2-4 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2017, at First Church, 5767 Red Arrow Highway, Stevensville, MI. Those wishing to send a condolence or sign the guest book online may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com

Helen was born on February 21, 1936 to Roy and Beulah Taiclet in Missouri. She graduated from Benton Harbor High School. On January 12, 1957 she married the love of her life, Robert Braamse in Benton Harbor. He preceded her in death on September 19, 2009. Helen enjoyed baking for the Elks club and in her later years helped with luncheons at St. Bernard’s.

Helen is survived by her son, Michael Braamse; granddaughters, Jessica Braamse and Michaella Braamse; daughter in law, Liz Braamse and sister in law, Betty Taiclet.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Beulah; husband of 52 years, Robert; grandson, Matthew Braamse and brother, Bruce Taiclet.

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