THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Helen (Frydrych) Stec, 87, of Goodman, passed away in her sleep, Friday morning Feb. 3 at Maryhill Manor in Niagara.
Born Jan. 12, 1930 in the family home in Armstrong Creek, to Frank and Mary (Rygeil) Frydrych, she married Joseph "Joe" Stec on Sept. 29, 1951 at St. Stanislaus Kostka Catholic Church in Armstrong Creek. They made their home in Goodman where they raised six children. She worked at the Goodman Veneer Mill for over 20 years.
A member of St. Joan of Arc Parish in Goodman, she belonged to the Christian Mothers and VFW Ladies Auxiliary. She enjoyed making breads, canning fresh fruits and vegetables and her specialty was dill pickles and sauerkraut, but her biggest joy was time with her grandchildren and great-grandsons.
She is survived by six children, Mary (John) Pawlowski of Armstrong Creek, Richard Stec of Homestead and Marlene Stec, Robert (Dawn), John (Sandy) Stec and Michael (Mary) Stec, all of Goodman; five grandchildren; two great- grandsons; an honorary granddaughter; a sister, Ann Vasallo of Apple Valley, Ca.; a brother-in-law, Stanley Stec, Milwaukee and a sister-in-law, Bernice (Stec) Kryzanowski of Milwaukee.
Along with her parents, she was preceded in death by by her husband of 50 years, Joseph "Joe" Stec on June 26, 2002; four sisters, Lottie, Bertha, Josephine and Stella and six brothers, Walter, Stanley, Joseph, Andrew, Charles and Victor.
Family and friends called at St. Joan of Arc Catholic Church in Goodman on Monday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. until of a Prayer Service at 7 p.m. Visitation continued on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at the Church from 10 a.m. until time of a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Fr. John Hephner officiated with interment in Glenwood Cemetery in Goodman. Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee assisted the family with arrangements.