Helen Dorothy Wingeier

December 27, 1928 ~
February 14, 2021

Helen Dorothy (Burgess) Wingeier, age 92 of Middleville went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, February 14, 2021 at home surrounded by her family. Helen was born in Gaines Township and graduated from Caledonia. She became a teacher at the age of 18 and taught in one room schools for a few years before marrying and starting her family. She married Anton (Tony) Wingeier and they enjoyed 69 years of wedded bliss. Tony preceded her in death in 2019. Helen was also preceded in death by daughter, Lucinda Jo; granddaughter, Jessica Dettmann; brothers, Muriel, Robert and Lyle; and sister, Ruth Graham. She will be lovingly remembered by her children, Laura and Ron Dettmann, Lisa and Don Johnson, Anton Lee and Angel Wingeier, Darcy and Clayton Weesie and Christian and Lynnette Wingeier; 13 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren. Also surviving is her sister, Jean VandenBos and several nieces and nephews. Helen was truly a servant of God and a blessing to anyone that knew her. She was always busy and helping others no matter what was needed, kind hearted and knowledgeable and all with a quick wit and sense of humor. She enjoyed acting with the Village Players of Middleville for several years and her cinnamon rolls for the Easter breakfast at Peace were always a big hit. Special thanks to the loving care provided by Jeanette, the gals from Luminate Home Care and Elara Caring Hospice. Funeral services will be held 11 am Tuesday, February 23, 2021, at Peace Church, 6950 Cherry Valley, Middleville, with Rev. Nate Harney officiating. Burial Mt Hope Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet the family Monday from 4-7 pm at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 616 E. Main St. SE, Caledonia, and also one hour prior to the service on Tuesday at church. (note: service will be limited in size due to COVID-19 restrictions, the service will be live streamed and available for viewing on the churches website). Those who wish may make memorial contributions to Peace Church where Helen was a charter member and Elara Caring Hospice.

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February 25, 2021 6:52pm
My memories include the Peace choir for so many years with Helen singing, and me at the piano. Her beautiful smile, and caring soul, will surely be missed.

- Betty J Near

February 24, 2021 10:44am
I know I only knew Helen for a small portion of her amazing life, but she has left her mark on me. I use her as an example whenever anyone says "I can't", because she showed me that anything is possible when you are as determined as she was. Seeing the closeness of her whole family showed me how honest and genuine her soul was. I know I am a better person for knowing Helen. Thank you!

- Jamie H.

February 21, 2021 9:10pm
Dearest Wingeier Family, When the Lord calls our loved ones home, He leaves a gift of memories in exchange. May these memories carry you though these times. We have so many memories of Helen. Her kindness, smiles and her cooking. She will truly be missed by everyone. Prayers to you all. With all of our love Harvey Donker and Bernie and Sandy Kilmartin and family

- Sandra Kilmartin




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