Helen Christene (Borak) Fillman

ESCANABA — Helen Christene (Borak) Fillman, 85, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 23, 2020 at Christian Park Healthcare Center.

She was born on Oct. 14, 1934 in Newberry, Mich., daughter of John and Anna (Marceny) Borak. Helen was raised and attended school in Newberry.

Helen worked as a health care aide for Newberry Regional Mental Health Center in Newberry for many years until her retirement in 1991.

She enjoyed working in her garden, especially tending to her vegetables and flowers. Helen loved canning, cooking, and sewing.

Helen was a devout Catholic and member of St. Gregory Church of Newberry.

Survivors include her husband, William (Billy) Fillman of Escanaba; sons, Gus (Gail) Fillman, Tom (Michelle) Fillman all of Escanaba, and Bob (Robin) Fillman of Iron Mountain; sister, Annie Gardella; brother, Robert Borak; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Margie Hunter, Katie Boudo, Pauline Laarz, Shirley Koval, and Martha Hopper; and grandson, Hayden Frizzel.

In keeping with Helen’s wishes no services will be held.

Expressions of sympathy can be directed to the Fillman family, c/o the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba, MI 49829.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Fillman family.