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Linda Helfer

August 25, 1939 July 2, 2019
Linda Helfer
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Linda Helfer, 80, of Lapeer, Michigan, died Tuesday, July 2, 2019. She was married to Dennis Helfer for 55 years, and they were best friends on their journey together through life.

Linda worked over 32 years at Oakdale Regional Center (Lapeer State Home), first as a nurse and then as a supervisor, ultimately retiring as supervisor of Building #39.  Mrs. Helfer was a long-time member of the Suncrest Auxiliary, serving as president for several years; and she worked tirelessly to raise funds for the Lapeer County Medical Care Facility.  She was also a member of the State Employee Retirees Association (SERA).

Mrs. Helfer enjoyed her flower gardens, feeding and watching the birds, visiting the casino, as well as shouting at the TV while watching various sporting events when Michigan teams were playing. In addition, Linda was incredibly passionate about cats and rescued and found homes for numerous cats and kittens. Her love for cats and all animals led her to be an avid supporter of Paradise Animal Rescue in Lapeer.

Linda is survived by her daughter: Heidi Helfer of Baltimore, Maryland; cat and companion: Abby Rose; brother: Robert Duschinske of Sylvan Lake; and many, many dear friends. She was preceded in death by her loving and beloved husband: Dennis, who shared her love of cats and support for animal rescue.

Memorial contributions are requested to be made to Paradise Animal Rescue, 2266 North Lapeer Rd., Lapeer Michigan. 

In accordance with Linda‘s wishes, cremation has been entrusted to Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Lapeer. Condolences and memories may be shared at

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Cremation has taken place.

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Paradise Animal Rescue

2266 N. Lapeer Rd.
Lapeer, MI 48446

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