Helen M. Letke, 91, passed away Thursday, January 25

Helen M. Letke, 91, of Benton Harbor, MI passed away Thursday, January 25, 2018 at Royalton Manor in St. Joseph.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:00 AM, Monday, January 29, 2018 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, on the corner of Colfax and Kline in Benton Harbor with Pastor Jeff Bolwerk officiating. Friends may visit from 10:00 AM until the time of service Monday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church. Those wishing to leave a message of condolence for the family may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Helen was born on August 5, 1926 in Benton Harbor to Elmer & Daisy (Koch) Northrop. She attended Benton Harbor High School. On October 23, 1946 she wed Paul Letke in Benton Harbor. Helen kept a busy schedule caring for her home and her children. She was a member of St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church and VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post # 137. In her spare time she enjoyed reading and working in her garden.

She is survived by her son Eugene “Gene” (Connie) Letke of St. Joseph; son-in-law Tom Polus of Deluth, GA, grandchildren, Tanya Beach of Coloma, Shawn (Crystal) Saffell of Benton Harbor and Michelle (Nicholas) Haggart of Elkhart; great-grandchildren, Crystal, Allison, Amanda, Joshua, Brayden and Kaleb.

She was preceded in death by her parents, loving husband of 69 years Paul in 2015, daughter Patricia Polus in 2005 and siblings Edward, Evelyn and Arlene. 

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