Helen L. Noel

ESCANABA – Helen L. Noel, 82, 5008 Alyssa 17.04 St., Escanaba (Soo Hill), passed away on Tuesday evening, Oct. 29, 2013, at OSF St. Francis Hospital.

She was born on Aug. 26, 1931, in Escanaba, daughter of Carl E. and Josephine B. (Thomma) Mattson.

On July 8, 1950, Helen married Ronald F. Noel in Wells.

Helen was a homemaker her entire life. She enjoyed watching the Detroit Lions, Red Wings and Tigers baseball, and her weekly trip to the casino. Helen was a wonderful mother and grandmother and enjoyed cooking for her family and spending time with her grandchildren. She will be missed.

She is survived by her children, Dwayne (Gayle) Noel of Cornell, Daniel (Judy) Noel of Perronville, Mary (Dale) Smith of Soo Hill, and Dawn (Bill) Whitney of Eagle River, Wis.; 10 grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Violet (Peter) Collegnon of Mayville, Wis., Victoria Whitney of Hermantown, Minn.; brother, Matt (Mary) Mattson of Mayville, Wis.; and brother-in-law, George (Carol) Noel of Soo Hill.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ron; brothers, Carl, and Willard Mattson; sisters, Irene Johnsen, Lillian Carlson, Virginia Swanson, LaVina Swanson and Isabel Anderson.

Visitation will be on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Crawford Funeral Home in Escanaba. The funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Rick Courier officiating. A meal will follow in the funeral home dining area.

Burial will be in Gardens of Rest Cemetery.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Noel family with arrangements.