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Helen Lena (Paseka) Mitosinka

July 28, 1927 — December 29, 2022

St. Johns

     Helen Lena Mitosinka, age 95, of St. Johns, MI, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Hazel I. Findlay Country Manor, St. Johns, MI. 

     Funeral Services will be held at Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI at 2:00 P.M. on Saturday, December 31, 2022, with Pastor Andy Croel officiating.  A private burial will take place at Mt. Rest Cemetery, St. Johns, MI.  Visitation will be held on Friday, December 30, 2022, from 2-8 P.M. with family present from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. and Saturday from 12-2 P.M. prior to the service, at the funeral home.

     Helen was born in Clinton County, MI on July 28, 1927, the daughter Ralph Paseka and Mary (Temple) Paseka.  She married Thomas J. Mitosinka on April 26, 1945, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns, MI.  They were blessed with forty-seven years of marriage; prior to his passing on March 2, 1993.

     Helen will be remembered for her wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh with others.  She enjoyed sewing and made quilts for everyone, every grandchild and great-grandchild have one of her quilts.  Helen was an excellent cook and loved to travel.  One of her favorite pastimes was wine day with her family.  She loved trips to the casino.  Spending time with her grandchildren brought joy to her heart.  She loved anything outdoors; mushroom hunting, camping, fishing and a campfire was always a necessity.  Helen had a love of cats.  

     She is survived by her daughter Rose Wesner of St. Johns, MI; son Bob and Jackie Mitosinka of Marquette, MI; grandchildren: Angie Mitosinka of St. Johns, MI; Jennifer and Doug VanBelkum of St. Johns, MI; Marty and Melissa Wesner of Hubbardston, MI; Michael and Buffy Wesner of St. Johns, MI; Troy and Breanna Wesner of St. Johns, MI; and Wendy and Chris Sutter of Marquette, MI; great-grandchildren: Jessica, Brooke, Russell, Zander, Mariah, Olin, Gracie, Mason, Clayton, and Rowan; great-great-grandchildren: Gabriel and Esther.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, son Jack Mitosinka, son-in-law James Wesner, granddaughter Christa Mitosinka, six brothers and two sisters.

     Memorials may be made to North Shore Animal League. Online condolences can be sent to www.smithfamilyfuneralhomes.com. The family is being served by Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel, St. Johns, MI.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, December 30, 2022

2:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel

104 E Cass St, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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Visitation

Saturday, December 31, 2022

12:00 - 2:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel

104 E Cass St, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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Funeral Service

Saturday, December 31, 2022

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Smith Family Funeral Homes - Osgood Chapel

104 E Cass St, Saint Johns, MI 48879

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Burial

Private Service

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