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Helen E. Czech, age 98, of Lambertville, Michigan passed away February 12, 2014, at Aspen Grove Assisted Living. She was born February 18, 1915, in Gary, Indiana to Felix and Kate Swiderski. Helen graduated from Webster and St. Adalbert's grade schools, and Woodward High School in 1934. She worked at Electric Autolite from 1934 to 1958, when Autolite moved to Saginaw, Michigan. In 1962, she worked for Flint Community Schools, retiring in 1981. Helen was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary Post 5530 and 606 from 1945 to the present. She enjoyed cooking, traveling, bowling, knitting and tending to her garden.
Helen married Chester Bonkowski July 6, 1940; who passed away on August 6, 1952. She then married Daniel Czech, October 25, 1958; who passed away September 16, 2010, and they were married for 52 years.
She is survived by her son, Robert C. (Marcia) Bonkowski; grandchildren, Todd Bonkowski and Tina (Jeff) Burgard; great-grandchildren, Makayla, Alec and Braden Burgard, and brother, Edward (Florence) Swiderski. In addition to her parents and husbands, Helen was preceded in death by her sisters, Margaret, Lottie and Rita, and brother, Leonard.
The family will receive guests Friday, February 14, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home - SW Chapel, 4752 Heatherdowns Blvd. (419-381-1900), where a Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m.
Funeral Services will begin Saturday at 9:30 a.m. in the funeral home followed by the Funeral Mass at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick of Heatherdowns Church, 4201 Heatherdowns Blvd. Entombment will follow at Resurrection Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to ProMedica Hospice.
To leave a special message for Helen's family, please visit
Newcomer Funeral Homes
4752 Heatherdowns Blvd Toledo, OH 43614
Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 13, 2014