Helen Marie Meister
Feb. 25, 1928 - March 21, 2013
MISHAWAKA — Helen Marie Meister, forever “39” passed away Thursday, March 21 after a brief illness. Helen was the 10th child born to Merritt Eli and Ella Minnie (Hammel) Bowles in Plymouth.
On May 27, 1944 she married Benjamin Floyd Meister in Mishawaka. They resided in Mishawaka and Osceola. He preceded her in death March 17, 1989.
Helen is survived by her three children; Dawn Seifer of Plymouth, Christine (Harold) Tolbert of Edwardsburg, Mich., and William (Karen) Meister of Osceola. She was a grandmother of 14, a great-grandmother of 27, and a great-great-grandmother of 18. Helen is also survived by two sisters; Lillian Bowles and Mildred Grolich both of Plymouth. She was preceded in death by a son-in-law, Virgil Seifer, along with seven siblings; Merritt, John, Tom, Bill and Joseph Bowles, Margaret Goodrich, and Katherine Hisey.
Helen worked for Ball Band (Uni-Royal) and most recently as a food demo at Sam’s Club.
Helen worked hard at all she did. She was a very loving mother and friend to all. She was always helping someone out. Finding bargains was her passion, so she could keep on gambling.
Friends may visit with the family Sunday, March 24 from 2 until 6 p.m. in the Bubb Funeral Chapel, 3910 N. Main St., Mishawaka. A service celebrating Helen’s life will be held Monday, March 25 in the Calvary Lutheran Church, 1314 N. Michigan St., Plymouth, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Steven Reisner officiating. Friends may also visit Monday at the church from 10 a.m. until service time. Burial is to follow in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Plymouth. Memorial contributions may be made in Helen’s name to either Hospice Foundation, 4220 Edison Lakes Parkway, Ste 210, Mishawaka, IN 46545 or to the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Road, Mishawaka, IN 46545.
Rest In Peace
You will never be forgotten, Mom.
As long as life and memory last we will remember you.
We will miss you now, our hearts are aching.
As time goes by, we will miss you more, your loving smile,
Your gentle face, and no one can fill your vacant place.
So sleep now Mom for your time has come,
Sleep with no worries, one day again you’ll see the sun
So sleep peacefully now Mom knowing in our hearts
You’ll always stay.