GLADSTONE - Helen Susan (Kovach) Noch was born on June 5, 1914, and died Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba, at the age of 98 years old.
She was preceded by her husband, George, who died Dec. 20, 2004, also in Escanaba. They married on June 10, 1939.
Their daughter, Eleanor (Jack Dougherty) and son, Robert (Monica) each provided them with four grandchildren; the Dougherty's, Collene (Rob Miller), Erinn (John DePorre), John (Odette), and Kathleen (John Felix), the Noch's, Robert (Cristy), Jeffrey, Keith (Michelle), and Nicole (Jeff Girbach). She was then blessed with 24 great-grandchildren.
Helen Susan (Kovach) Noch
She was the "family photographer" providing pictures capturing family holidays and events. Mom was "famous" for her Hungarian cooking and baking. Our fondest memories are associated with the good food served at the family home in Ferndale, Mich. She was born in Albany, La., where her youngest sister still lives. Her four brothers and two sisters are deceased, as well as her son-in-law, Jack Dougherty. She will be missed.
Helen's family will receive friends on Saturday, Dec. 1, from noon to 1 at the Lutheran Church Of The Master in Troy, Mich. The family will lead Rosary Prayers at 1 p.m. Funeral services celebrating the life of Helen Noch will follow at 1:30 p.m. with Rev. Paul Walters officiating. Committal services will follow at White Chapel Cemetery in Troy.
The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Escanaba and Gladstone are assisting the Noch family. Please visit www.skradskifuneralhomes.com where you can express your sympathy to the Noch family.