Donnenwerth, Helen Marie, Saginaw, Michigan


Loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Tuesday, September 2, 2014 at Meadowview Manor. Age 84 years. Daughter of the late William and Mary Agnes (Coyle) Raese, Helen was born May 11, 1930 in Saginaw, Michigan. She was married to William D. Donnenwerth on July 15, 1950. He predeceased her August 31, 1999. Helen was an administrative assistant at Bell Telephone and A T & T. She was a long time member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and its’ choir. She enjoyed playing the piano, all forms of music, being outdoors, animals and especially being with her family. Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Suzanne Nolan, Troy; Michael and Cynthia Donnenwerth, Reese; Mitchell and Christina Donnenwerth, Saginaw; Sharon Donnenwerth, Saginaw; Kathy and Allen Gilbert, Eldersburg, Maryland; 11 grandchildren, Jason Nolan, Daniel Nolan, William Nolan, Kevin (BethAnn) Donnenwerth, Sara (Josh) Crawfis, Brian (Hannah) Donnenwerth, Patrick Donnenwerth and his fiancée Stacy Samalik, David Donnenwerth, Rachel Gilbert, Jennifer Gilbert, Alison Gilbert; four great-grandchildren, Helena, Jonathan, Amelia and Emily; several nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Robert S. Nolan, her sister, Doris Kleinbriel and her brother, Edward Raese. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Friday, September 5, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, 5376 State St. Rev. Fr. Richard A. Bokinskie will officiate with burial in St. Andrew Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Thursday from 3:00-8:00 p.m. and at the church on Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 7:00 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church C.S.A. www.snowfuneralhome.net