Helen A. Bowden

HANCOCK – Helen A. Bowden, 82, of Hancock, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock followed by private burial services at the Alston Cemetery.

Memorials in lieu of flowers may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church of Houghton in the name of Helen Bowden.

Helen A. Bowden

HANCOCK – Helen A. Bowden, 82, of Hancock, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

She was born to the late Fred and Ida (Kangas) Zerbst of Houghton on March 28, 1934, and later graduated from Houghton High School in 1952.

She was employed by Ed’s Grill, the Scott Hotel Dining Room and then at Michigan Tech University as secretary of the Business School until her retirement.

Helen was married to the late Robert N. Bowden of Hurontown, on March 1, 1958. Together, they lived at Portage Entry and in Hancock. He died on June 25, 2009.

She was a member of Grace United Methodist Church of Houghton and the Alston V.F.W. No. 7646 Auxiliary.

Besides her parents Helen was preceded in death by her sisters, Katherine, Florence and Shirley; and her brothers, Fred, John, Robert, Raymond, Dennis, Jim and David.

She is survived by two brothers, Michael Zerbst of Hurontown and Donald (Ruth) Zerbst of Ironwood; and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws.

Visitation will be held later at the O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock followed by private burial services at the Alston Cemetery.

Memorials, in lieu of flowers, may be directed to Grace United Methodist Church of Houghton in the name of Helen Bowden.

Helen A. Bowden

HANCOCK – Helen A. Bowden, 82, of Hancock, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, April 13, 2016.

The O’Neill-Dennis Funeral Home of Hancock is in charge of the arrangements which are still incomplete.