M. Lucille (Cadeau) Heliste

M. Lucille (Cadeau) Heliste

ISHPMEING, MI- M. Lucille (Cadeau) Heliste, age 95, of 1735 Iris St, Ishpeming died Sunday, February 11, 2024, at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee.

She was born August 7, 1928, in Dollar Bay to the late Hubert and Stella (Foisie) Cadeau. She moved to Detroit with her family in her youth and graduated from high school in Detroit. Lucille married Bob Heliste in 1949 and subsequently moved to Republic where she resided till 2003 when she moved to Ishpeming.

While in Republic she worked at the IGA grocery store, owned a cafe and then went to work for the Republic-Michigamme School District cooking school lunches, retiring in 1990. She also volunteered at Bell Memorial Hospital serving coffee. Lucille was a former member of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Republic and a current member of the Bethel Lutheran Church in Ishpeming.

She loved cooking, baking, quilting and spending time with family and friends. She also loved to travel and went on many adventures with Debbie Tours, where she served as a tour guide.

Survivors include her two daughters, Dorothy Kerkela of Ishpeming and Rita DuBord of Sequim, WA; a son, Don (Becky) Heliste of Ishpeming; a brother, Charlie (Sherri) Cadeau of Grayling; a sister-in-law, RoseAnn Cadeau of Detroit, nine grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by twin infant sons, Peter and Paul; her husband, Robert, daughter, Linda Ringuette, brothers, Joe (Carol), Len, Lloyd (Virginia) and Clarence (Carol) Cadeau.

The family will greet relatives and friends from 10:00 until 11:00am on Saturday, June 15, 2024, at the Bjork & Zhulkie Funeral Home where a memorial service will follow with the Rev. Alex Ross to officiate. A luncheon will follow the services in the Bethel Lutheran Church Hall. Interment will take place in the Republic Cemetery.

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