Helen Elizabeth Aebersold, 78, of Tecumseh, passed away peacefully, Sunday, Jan. 16, 2011, at Cambrian Assisted Living from complications of Dementia. She was born Jan. 24, 1932, in Deerfield to Percy J. and Lucille (McMahon) Keinath.
She graduated from Deerfield High School and Cleary College, then worked in the office at Tecumseh Products. On Nov. 7, 1953, in Deerfield, she married Donald Aebersold and they had 46-1/2 years together when he preceded her in death on July 28, 2000. While raising their three daughters Helen worked at Jean Colgrove Gifts for years. Helen was a member of the Ladies VFW Auxiliary, the Herrick Hospital Auxiliary and the Tri-Town Extension Club; she loved to dance, shop and socialize with her friends.
Helen is survived by two daughters, Elaine (Dick) Tirb of Clinton, and Peggy (Rex) Aebersold-Fetzer of Casa Grande, Ariz.; son-in law and grandson, Rusty and Zeke Schwartz of Brooklyn; two sisters, Dorothy Gittus of Temperance, Mich., and Phyllis (Bob) Lamp of Holmes Beach, Fla.; several step-grandchildren; several step-great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and special in-laws, Charlie and Ethel Aebersold of Tecumseh.
In addition to her husband, Donald, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Rita Schwartz in April of 2010, her parents, and one brother, Harold J. Keinath. The family of Helen wishes to thank Cambrian Assisted Living for their special staff’s compassionate care.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011, at 3 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home, 1448 Short St., Tecumseh. Burial of cremains will be in Brookside Cemetery at a later date. Visitation will take place on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Tecumseh Chapel of the Anderson Funeral Home.
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