Helen Louise Bleau

Helen Bleau

ISHPEMING, MI – Helen Louise Bleau, age 95, Ishpeming resident, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2023, at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility.

Helen was born in Marquette, Michigan on September 24, 1928, first child of the late Herman “Pat” and Mary (Maloney) Beauchamp. She graduated from Bishop Baraga High School Class of 1947.

Helen was a career homemaker, loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She lived her life for those around her and was always there to lend a hand to those in need. She taught CCD classes at St. John’s Church and was a volunteer for many years at the D.J. Jacobetti Home for Veterans. She was a member of the Ishpeming VFW Auxiliary, St. John’s Catholic Church in Ishpeming and later St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Negaunee.

Helen is survived by her four children; Thomas (Kathy S.) Bleau of Negaunee, Charles (Kathy) Bleau of Grafton, WI, David Bleau of Escanaba and Patti (William) Rice of Ishpeming, a sister Mary Bangtson of Monroe Falls, OH, 12 grandchildren: Tom (Becky) Bleau, Charlie (Lori) Bleau, Jessica (Mike) Worden, Tim (Dany) Bleau, Jim (Lindsay) Bleau, Amber (Scott) Kwak, David (Lindsey) Bleau, Michael Bleau, Sarah (Nate) Litt, Christopher Rice, Melissa (Fran) Broeders, Tracy (Brian) Legg, 22 great grandchildren, sister in law; Rose (Mick) Fritz, along with many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Charles, brother Paul (Claudia) Beauchamp, and sisters: Jean (Walt) Martin, Nancy (Robert) Girard.

Helen’s family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, October 5, 2023, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Negaunee beginning at 9:15 am. The Ishpeming VFW Auxiliary will conduct a brief service at 10:45am followed by A Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am with Fr. Larry VanDamme officiating.

A luncheon will follow at St. Paul’s Gymnasium.

Interment will take place at the Ishpeming Cemetery.

Helen’s Grandchildren will be pallbearers.

Helen’s obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.