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Helen Loretta Lawens, age 86, of Six Lakes, passed away Sunday morning, August 18, 2019 at The Laurels of Carson City.  The daughter of Chester & Marvel (Allen) Parmalee, she was born on March 28, 1933 in Seville Township, Gratiot County.  

After graduating high school, she married Richard F. Lawens on May 24, 1952  in Mount Pleasant and together they raised six children and enjoyed 67 years of marriage.

She was preceded in death by her parents;  and a son, Richard Joseph "Rick" Lawens on May 15, 2019.  

Surviving are her husband,  Richard F. Lawens of Six Lakes;  a son, Tim & Louann Lawens of Stanton;  four daughters;  Catherine Sower of Six Lakes, Robin & Larry Taylor of Norton Shores, Rose Simones of Six Lakes, and Lucinda & Dennis Lyles of Rothbury;  many grandchildren and great-grandchildren;  two sisters, Ida Mae and Gladys;  and several nieces and nephews.

Honoring her wishes, private services will be held at the convenience of the family.  To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Helen's online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit: 

Arrangements are entrusted to Christiansen Cremation & Funeral Care, Greenville.


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  1. Lucinda Lyles on August 19, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Your pain and suffering is over. Rest peacefully in God’s loving hands. Love Cindy and Dennis Lyles.

  2. Dave & Kathy Zemaitis on August 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Many heartfelt prayers are with Tim and LouAnn including the entire Lawens family.. May God comfort your aching hearts during this sorrowful time and fill you with your most cherrished memories of your loved one.

  3. Cathy Sower on August 21, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Loved and missed. Cathy

  4. June and Dan Bush, Lawrence Taylor on August 22, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Cathy and family, we are so sorry for your loss. Your mother was such a good friend to my mother at the Laurels.
    Praying for comfort .

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