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Helen "Nellie" Ongena

February 2, 1919 October 14, 2019
Helen "Nellie" Ongena
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Obituary for Helen "Nellie" Ongena

Helen “Nellie” Ongena, 100 years old, of Lapeer, died Monday, October 14, 2019.

Nellie was born February 2, 1919 in Niles, Ohio to Joseph and Helen (Hogan) Mears. She graduated from St. Rose Catholic High School, Detroit, class of 1937. She married Theodore “Ted” Ongena on May 30, 1940 in Detroit, Michigan. Nellie was a lifetime member of Immaculate Conception Church in Lapeer. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother … she often commented that her greatest accomplishment in life were her children and grandchildren. “Making memories” was so very important to her.

Nellie is survived by her children: Judy (Dan) Rice of Lapeer, Kay (Ron) Bauman of Flower Mound, TX, Pat (Judy) Ongena of Dallas, TX and Mike (Jeanette) Ongena of Dewitt; twelve grandchildren; twenty great grandchildren; one great-great grandchild and her brother, Jack (Barbara) Mears. Nellie was also survived by many, many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ongena was preceded in death by her husband, Ted Ongena in 2014; grandson, Kurt Matthew Bauman; two sisters: Dorothy Aldinger and Virginia Wilson; her parents, Joseph and Margaret Mears and her dear friend Madeline McAllister.

Nellie’s family is very grateful for the loving care provided by Christine & Ed O’Morrow.

Funeral Mass will be held at 3:00PM Friday, October 18, 2019 at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, 404 N. Dayton Street, Davison, MI 48423. Father David Parsch will officiate. Nellie’s family will receive friends from 2-3PM at the church the day of the service. Burial will immediately follow at the Mt. Loretto Cemetery, Lapeer.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions are encouraged to The Time of Your Life Loving Care, 2145 S. Lapeer Road, Lapeer, MI 48446.

Condolences and memories may be left at www.MuirBrothersLapeer.com.


Previous Events

Visitation

Friday

18

Oct

2:00 PM 10/18/2019 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 10/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
St. John the Evanglelist Catholic Church

404 N. Dayton St
Davison, MI 48423

St. John the Evanglelist Catholic Church
404 N. Dayton St Davison 48423 MI
United States

Funeral Mass

Friday

18

Oct

3:00 PM 10/18/2019 3:00:00 PM
St. John the Evanglelist Catholic Church

404 N. Dayton St
Davison, MI 48423

St. John the Evanglelist Catholic Church
404 N. Dayton St Davison 48423 MI
United States

Graveside

Friday

18

Oct

4:30 PM 10/18/2019 4:30:00 PM
Mt. Loretto Cemetery

Turrill Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Mt. Loretto Cemetery
Turrill Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mt. Loretto Cemetery Final Resting Place

Turrill Road
Lapeer, MI 48446

Turrill Road Lapeer 48446 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

The Time of Your Life Loving Care

2145 S. Lapeer Road
Lapeer, Michigan 48446
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