May 24, 1927 – September 25, 2020
Helen Winkler Parker, beloved wife to Arthur F. Parker, Jr. of Ann Arbor, Michigan passed away at her home on September 25, 2020 at the age of 93 years old surrounded by her family. Helen is the mother of Lynn (Kevin Hay), Nancy (David Sager) and Sallie Parker and the grandmother to Lauren, Jessica and Natalie Lakin and Madison Sager. She was born on May 24, 1927 in Pionel de Jos, Romania to Mathias and Rosina (Segedi) Winkler. She came to the United States along with her mother in 1934 at the age of 7 to join her father in South Lyon, Michigan. She attended South Lyon Public Schools until she moved to Ann Arbor, Michigan in her Senior year of High School, graduating from Ann Arbor High School in 1946. It was there that she met the love of her life, Art. They were married at the First Presbyterian Church in Ann Arbor on October 14, 1950. This is a love story like no other and has lasted over 70 years. Helen and Art are admired by many for the steadfast love and devotion they have for each other. They enjoyed an active social life and had many, many friends. They enjoyed travel, dancing, music and sports. Helen and Art dominated the dance floor and entertained the crowds on many occasions as experts at the jitterbug well into their 80’s. Helen had many talents and interests including being a talented seamstress and tennis player and was an avid reader. She spent more than a decade taking her daughters to Huron Valley Swim Club for swimming and diving and later supported her granddaughters in the same endeavors. Helen had a beautiful heart and was deeply caring, kind and considerate to everyone she met. She was preceded in death by her parents, father in-law, Arthur F. Parker Sr., mother-in-law Janetta (Wilson) Parker, in-laws Janetta (Parker) and Walter Weid, Dotty Ann (Parker) Lapp and brother-in-law Robert (Bobby) Parker. In addition to her husband, children and grandchildren, Helen is survived by her brothers-in-law, Richard Parker and John G. Lapp as well cousins, nieces, nephews and dear family friends. A Covid-19 informed visitation service will take place at Muehlig’s Funeral Home in Ann Arbor, Michigan on Thursday, October 1, 2020 from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm to 8 pm. Funeral Services will take place on Friday October 2, 2020 at 1:00 pm at Washtenong Memorial Cemetery of Ann Arbor. Masks are required. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Helen Parker to the Lewy Body Dementia Association or The American Cancer Society. Please sign the guest book and leave a memory at www.muehligannarbor.com.
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October 1, 2020
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your lovely wife. Suzette and I send our condolences and prayers.
September 26, 2020
Aunt Helen was a pioneer. She was truly her own person. No one else defined her. She was a devoted wife to Uncle Art and mother to the girls but she was independent, opinionated in a good way, unabashed and loyal. I will never forget her grin and laugh- always like she had a little more knowledge on the subject than the rest of us. Rest In Peace Aunt Helen. We will miss you.