Obituaries

Obituaries

Dennis C. Helsel 1957 - 2006 North Muskegon, Mich.

Services for Dennis C. Helsel, 49, North Muskegon, will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Fruitport Congregational Church in Fruitport. Burial will be in Mona View Cemetery in Muskegon Heights.Mr. Helsel died Monday, Dec. 4, 2006, following a short illness.He was born July 19, 1957, in Grand Rapids, the son of Harold and Gladys Calkins Helsel. He lived in Muskegon before he moved to Lawrence, Kan., in 1994. He returned to Muskegon in April of 2006.Mr. Helsel worked at Bud Jennings Carpet One in Lawrence and then Commercial Floor Works in Kansas City, Kan.He married Joyce A. McPheron on Feb. 14, 1992, in Muskegon. She survives, of the home.Other survivors include a son, Michael R., of the home; a daughter, Brenna K. Helsel, Grand Rapids; two stepdaughters, Heather Parrett, Fort Worth, Texas, and Stephanie DePung, Fruitport; two brothers, Richard P., Grand Rapids, and Michael, Independence, Mo.; and two sisters, Marian Anderson, St. Louis, and Diane Purwin, Grand Rapids.The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Lee Funeral Home in Muskegon Heights.The family suggests memorials to the Michael R. Helsel Education Fund, sent in care of the funeral home, 2812 Fifth St., Muskegon Heights, MI 49444.Online condolences may be sent at <a href="http://www.leechapel.com">www.leechapel.com</a>.