Age 92, passed away November 27, 2013. She was born May 12, 1921, in Randolph, WI. Helen was a veteran of WWII, serving as a registered nurse in the U.S. Army, achieving the rank of First Lieutenant. She worked for 3 doctors in the Holt/Lansing area. Helen was a member of Holt United Methodist Church for over 60 years, and was a member of VFW Post #7309 Women’s Auxiliary where she served as treasurer for 60 years. She enjoyed time spent with her card group, reading, traveling, gardening, and being outdoors.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Jerry L. Surateaux (November 16, 1987); son-in-law, Gregory Wilson; brother-in-law, Elmer Lattimer; sisters-in-law, Yvonne Hoag and Barbara Schreiber. Surviving are: daughters, Sandra Wilson of Holt and Susan Surateaux of Grand Ledge; grandchildren, Chad (Liz) Wilson and Stephanie (Alex) Corbin; great-granddaughter, Olivia Rose Corbin; sister, Illa Lattimer; brothers, Roy (Bernice) Schreiber and Iral Schreiber; and several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 4, 2013, at Holt United Methodist Church, 2321 Aurelius Rd., with The Rev. Michelle Childs officiating. The family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Holt/Delhi Chapel from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the VFW National Home in Eaton Rapids, or Sparrow Home Hospice Services, in memory of Helen Surateaux.