With sadness and love, the family of Helen Marie Brzycki, 89, of Olivet, Michigan, announces her passing on Monday, June 13, 2022. She died peacefully at home,
surrounded by her family. Helen was born on June 15, 1932 to Joseph and Mary (Solar) Maresh in Marshall, Michigan. On June 25, 1949, she married Zygmunt Brzycki at St. Mary Catholic Church in Marshall, Michigan.
Helen was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Bellevue, Michigan and the PNA Club in Battle Creek, Michigan. She loved to polka dance, travel, bake, garden, birdwatch, overfeed her cat, and play board games and card games. Helen will be missed for her distinctive cooking, especially of traditional Polish and Slovak dishes. When her grandchildren were growing up, she enjoyed spending time teaching them about their heritage through cooking and attending Polish dances. She was a loving cheerful person who was happiest spending time with her family.
Helen is survived by her children: Michael Brzycki of Nashville, Richard (Linda) Brzycki of Charlotte, Susan (Alan) Patterson of Bellevue, Patricia (Brian) Bridson of Laingsburg, and Diane Schmidt of Okemos; her grandchildren: Kristen (Tim) of Nashville, Jeremy of Vermontville, Jeffrey of Hastings, Angela (Joe) of Charlotte, Adam of Olivet, Joseph of Vermontville, Jacob of Bellevue, Emily of Kentwood, Leah (Ben) of Haslett, Marlena of Lyons, and Sheila (Matthew) of Fowlerville; her great-grandchildren: Jessica, Donald, Alex, Kaitlyn, Cameron, Caleb, Katie, Fiona, Charlie, Stevie, Andie, Cheylynn, and Lilyann; and her great-great-grandchildren: Jalyn and Robbie.
She was preceded in death by her husband Zygmunt, her parents Joseph and Mary Maresh, and her siblings: Margaret Eipper, Josephine Perry, Frank Maresh, Julia Gavenda, Mary Ann Maresh, and Tony Maresh.
Friends are invited to say a final goodbye on Monday, June 20, 2022, from 10:00 am - 11:00 am at St. Ann Catholic Church in Bellevue, Michigan with the Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 am. Fr. Dwight Ezop will officiate. Burial will take place in the West Carmel Cemetery, Carmel Township, Michigan.
Arrangements were entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 205 N. Elizabeth St. Bellevue, Michigan 49021. Please visit https://www.kempffuneralhome.com to view the online obituary, to sign the on line guest book or to leave the family condolences.