Helen was married to the love of her life, Martin Karkau for 48 ½ years he preceded her in death in 1990. She was also preceded in death by her parents Earl and Marion Morey; sister Virginia; and brother Robert.
Helen is survived by her beloved children Richard and Beverly Karkau of Arizona, Marilyn and Patrick Kane of Colorado and Kenneth and Wendy Karkau of Tennessee; she is also survived by 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
Helen was a member of Emanuel First Lutheran Church since 1941 and was a member of the Sr. Choir for 34 years. She was also a member of the Ladies Missionary Society; a part time volunteer at Holt Home; a member of the Prime Timers; and also worked for the Secretary of State for 12 ½ years. Helen was a long time fashion model at Green’s Ladies apparel store in Lansing, MI.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 1, 2013, at Emanuel First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1001 N. Capitol Avenue, Lansing, MI 48906. Visitation will be held from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, October 31, 2013, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel. Burial at Forest Lawn Memorial Gardens. Memorial contributions to the Alzheimer’s Association.