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Alys LaVaughn (nee Dunn) Helfen
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Obituary for Alys LaVaughn (nee Dunn) Helfen

Alys LaVaughn (nee Dunn) Helfen, age 105 ½, started her final journey to Heaven on Friday, April 27, 2018. She is survived by her children: Georgia Alys Helfen, George Richard (Sandra) Helfen, Ruth Ellen (Ross) Haller, Sara Elizabeth (Roberto) Beltramelli, Dale Earl (Janett) Helfen, Louis Jan (Pam) Helfen, Lois Ann (Christopher) Brandon; 10 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren; and numerous nieces & nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband of 52 years George F. Helfen, her parents and three siblings.
Visitation will be held at the Fagen-Miller Funeral Home, 8580 Wicker Ave in St John on Friday, May 4, 2018 from 3-8 pm. Funeral services will be held directly a St. Mary Church, 525 N Broad St in Griffith on Saturday, May 5, 2018 with viewing from 9:30 until the time of mass at 10 am. Burial Mount Mercy Cemetery in Gary.
Alys was a member of the Northwest Retired Teachers Association, Indiana Retired Teachers Association, Catholic Order of Foresters, and the Griffith Historical Society. She attended Valparaiso University and graduated from Ball State, she taught in Mishawaka, Glenwood, Walkerton, and Griffith Public Shools. Alys loved to read and travel. Her travels have taken her around the world. The family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Wittenberg Village for the care and compassion shown to Alys. In lieu of flowers donations in Alys name to your favorite charity would be appreciated.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

4

May

3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fagen Miller Funeral Homes - St. John

8580 Wicker Avenue
St. John, IN 46373

Visitation

Saturday

5

May

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
St Mary Church

525 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN 46319

funeral mass

Saturday

5

May

10:00 AM
St Mary Church

525 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN 46319

Cemetery Details

Location

Mount Mercy

.
Gary, IN 46408

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