Helen Thiemkey, age 93, of Dryden, MI (recently of Almont, MI) died Friday, January 20, 2023 at McLaren Lapeer Region Hospital in Lapeer, MI. Helen Katherine Oland was born February 9, 1929 in Lapeer County, MI. She was the daughter of the late John and the late Mary (Prokop) Oland. Helen was a lifelong Dryden resident and she attended Dryden Community Schools.
Helen married Fred “Bo” Thiemkey on January 22, 1949 in Cheboygan, MI. She was preceded in death by her husband, Fred, on November 19, 2017. She was a homemaker, raising her family. Helen enjoyed painting and much of her artwork is hanging in homes around the county. Helen had made many friends, over these last five years, at Stonegate Health Campus in Lapeer and The Bells in Almont.
Helen is survived by her sons, Kevin (Liz) Thiemkey of Dryden, MI and Dean Charles Thiemkey of China Twp., MI; grandchildren, Gari (Shannon) Murray, Jason (Jyl) Murray, Amanda (Bob) Davis, Dean Thiemkey Jr., Alan Thiemkey, Brenda (Jeff) Strong, Angelina (Nick) Kolczynski and Abigail Thiemkey. Also surviving are many great-grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Fred “Bo” Thiemkey; her son, James Thiemkey; brothers and sisters, William Oland, Edward Oland, Stanley Oland, Chester Oland, Steve Oland, Martha Bowen, and Pauline Drinkhorn.
Graveside services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, January 27, 2023 at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, South Mulholland Street, Dryden, MI. Helen will be buried next to Fred in Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Dryden. The family will be available at the cemetery just prior to and following the graveside services.
Arrangements were entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home, 225 N. Main Street, Imlay City, MI.
Please be sure to sign the online register book at www.muirbrothersfh.com to share your memories and condolences with the Thiemkey family.