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“Helen worked for me at Warren Consolidated Schools as Chairperson for our school elections. We became friends. When I started working for the City...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Joyce Stoey - Warren - Friend

“Helen was always such a sweet, gracious lady. She will be missed by everyone. I'm sorry I cannot be at any of the services for her. I'm unable to...Read More »
2 of 6 | Posted by: M. Jane (Dzierbicki) Wozny - MI

“Im so very sorry for your loss Corinne, and family, your mom was like a second mom to me for so many years... such a beautiful lady. ”
3 of 6 | Posted by: Ellen Lipsky - sterling heights, MI

“Mrs. K--- your daughter Susan was and always will be one of my favorite girls in the world .. Although I will admit that back in the day when we...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Kellie Holcomb - friend

“Helen was my Maid of Honor at my wedding. Our families were very close and visited each other, sharing holiday dinners and playing cards. She...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Mary De Meere Bentson - MI

“Rip grandma . U are a awesome person . I am so happy to know u . Love u . ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Tammy Wilson - Warren, MI


Helen Emily Krzystowczyk , 84 of Warren, peacefully passed away on Wednesday, September 20, 2017, at St. John Macomb-Oakland Hospital, Macomb Center in Warren, Michigan.

She was born to Johannes and Marguerite DeMeere on November 10, 1932 in Detroit, Michigan. Helen was a 1951 graduate of St. Clement Catholic High School where she was class president, year book editor, and prom queen. She went on to wed Henry Krzystowczyk and had four beautiful daughters; Corinne, Cindy, Susan, and Karen.

Helen was a godly woman who actively deepened her spirituality through prayer and various roles in her community. She was a member of St. Martin DePorres Catholic Church where she attended bible studies, prayer groups, and participated in fundraisers and retreats. She was a member of the choir, the Active Christian Women's Club, and was also a Stephens Minister and Eucharisitc Minister.

Helen was well versed in election laws and rules governing voting precincts. She was the precinct captain for the Warren city clerk's office for nearly 4 decades. She was hard working, professional, and well respected.

Helen was a great conversationalist who loved to read and entertain. She hosted many card parties, dinners, birthdays and holiday parties. She was known for her New Years Day open house where she would spend weeks preparing for the occasion. She served delicious food and homemade cookies to her 50-75 guests throughout the day.

She enjoyed making memories and preferred to spend time with her beloved family. Alongside her husband, she provided many opportunities for her family to create lasting memories to cherish. From small family gatherings, corn roasts, and casino treks, to tropical cruises, camping at "the 320", and annual Cedar Point trips, her family felt her loving heart and generosity.

Helen wanted only for her family to flourish and embrace the joys and privilege of a close family bond. Years ago she penned a letter asking them to forego buying her material possessions on special occasions. Helen had all she needed in her family. She was humble and modest asking only for a single flower to admire or a small piece of fruit for sustenance.

Helen was the beloved wife of Henry, and dear mother of Corinne (James) Allor-Herman, Cindy Bielski, Susan Vaillancourt, and Karen (Barry) Renze. She was the loving grandmother of Gary (Tesha) Allor, the late Robert (Christina) Duncan, James (Angel) Herman, Nick Herman, Bryan Allor, Ashley Renze, Stacey (Brent) Lotterman, Nicholas Renze, Devin Vaillancourt, Emily Vaillancourt, and great-grandmother of Alexander, R.J.,Braeden, Haley, Wesley, Chloe, Anna, Johnathan, Mia, Katelyn, Jaxon, Holden, and the late Kayden. Sister of John (Carole) DeMeere and the late Norma Curtis.

Helen was greeted at the gates of Heaven by her parents, Johannes and Margurite DeMeere; her sister, Norma Curtis; her son's-in-law, Gary Allor and Barry Bielski; her grandson, Robert Duncan; her great-grandson, Kayden Kandt, and many other family and friends.

Helen will be deeply missed. Memories she helped create will bond her loved ones for all time. She was a teacher of love and had open arms to all who claimed her as family. Helen's love has affected eternity. We will never tell where her influence has stopped.

Visitation for Helen will be held Sunday, September 24th from 2-9 pm, with a 3pm ACWC Rosary and a 7 pm Scripture Service, at the D.S. Temrowski & Sons Funeral Home, 30009 Hoover Road at Common (12 ½ Mile Rd) in Warren. She will lie in state on Monday from 9:00 am until time of the Funeral Mass at 9:30 am at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church in Warren. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Clinton Township, Michigan.

Memorial donations are welcomed to the Capuchin Ministries, 1820 Mt. Elliott Street, Detroit, MI 48207,…or to the Alzheimer's Association, 25200 Telegraph Road, Suite 100, Southfield, MI 48033-7443 (www.alz.org)

Please share memories of Helen at her memory book above.