Helen Oleksiak (age 96)
May 1, 2022

Our hearts are heavy as we lay to rest long time Hamtramck resident, Helen Oleksiak.  Helen was born at Harper Hospital on January 26, 1926.  She moved to Hamtramck in 1933 and lived the rest of her live there.

Helen was a devoted wife to her late husband, George,  who was a constable for the city of Hamtramck.  She was also a devoted and loving mother to her late daughter Pauline.  They were inseparable.

Helen was a devout catholic and parishioner at Saint Florian’s Church.  If you ever attended one of the Strawberry Festival chances are you’ve probably tasted one of Helen’s yummy Golabki.  She also loved dining at the infamous Hamtramck Coney Island where she received many hugs and smiles from the owners and other patrons who loved and adored her.

Helen was a very strong, kind, spiritual and loving woman.  She left an imprint on the hearts of those who knew her.  She will be missed dearly by her loved ones and her extended family.

Funeral service
May 5, 2022
Lying in state at 9 AM until time of funeral mass at 10 AM.

St. Florian Catholic Church (map)
2626 Poland
Hamtramck MI 48212