Helene Marie Austin | Ogemaw County Herald

Helen Marie Austin, 89, died Wednesday, January 19, 2022, at her home in West Branch, Michigan, surrounded by her family.

She was born on January 19, 1933 in West Branch to John and Beatrice (Little) Beck. Helen was determined to be here for her birthday, and she did! She then went to celebrate with Jesus.

Helen has lived in West Branch all her life. She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church in Klacking Creek, loved coloring calendars and greeting cards, painting birdhouses, and was always willing to help anyone in need.

Helen is survived by her children, Dennis (Kris) Austin of Walling, TN, Jacque (Thomas) King of Imlay City, MI, Kim (Barb) Austin of West Branch, John (Doreene) Austin of Culpeper, VA, and Susan Austin of West Branch and Butchie; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Jane Briggs of Bartlett, TN; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Clifford Austin in 1982; and his sister, Elizabeth (Jerome) Zettle.

Visitation at the Steuernol & McLaren West Branch Funeral Home will begin on Sunday, January 23, 2022 from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with a rosary at 3:00 p.m. Funeral Mass will be held at Holy Family Catholic Church, 402 W. Peters Rd., West Branch on Monday, January 24, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation beginning at 10:00 a.m. Deacon Glen Painter will officiate. Interment will be at Lane Heights Cemetery in Lupton, Michigan.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Holy Family Catholic Church.

Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.

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