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Helen J. Traywick

August 19, 1922February 20, 2021

GRIFFITH, IN – Helen J. Traywick, age 98, of Griffith, IN passed away peacefully on Saturday, February 20, 2021, at home surrounded by her loving family members. She was born on August 19, 1922, in East Chicago, IN, to Louis and Mary (Szanto) Fazekas.

She is survived by her two sons, Ronald B. Traywick, Randall L. (Deborah) Traywick; daughter Sandra (Joseph) Gogal; three grandsons, Donald (Angela) Gogal, Dustin (Jenny) Gogal, David Traywick; two granddaughters; Shelly (Robert) Netherton, Candace (Shawn) McKern; seven great-grandchildren, Dillan, Breanne, Devon, Payton, Nolan, Luke, Tyler, and Caleb; several nieces, nephews along with several great-nieces and great-nephews.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Louis and Mary Fazekas; loving husband, Bruce A Traywick; three brothers, Frank (Mary) Fazekas, Louis (Mary) Fazekas and Jimmy (Helen) Fazekas; five sisters, Mary (Johnny) Brown, Betty (Stanley) Wrzalinski, Elsie (Al) Lee, Irene (Sammy) Pucalik and Rosie (Kenny) Baker.

Helen enjoyed cooking, especially making her Hungarian chicken paprikash and baking Hungarian kifli and nut roll cookies. Her greatest enjoyment came from seeing her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her.

A public visitation for Helen will be held Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 2PM to 6PM at Kuiper Funeral Home - 9039 Kleinman Rd. Highland, IN 46322. A public visitation will occur Friday, February 26, 2021 from 9:30 AM to 10AM at St. Mary Church, 525 N. Broad St., Griffith, IN 46319. A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10AM on Friday with Rev. Keith Virus officiating. Burial will follow at St. John / St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Hammond, IN.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.KuiperFH.com for the Traywick family.

Services

  • Public Visitation

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Prayer Service

    Thursday, February 25, 2021

  • Public Visitation

    Friday, February 26, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, February 26, 2021

Memories

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Candi McKern

February 24, 2021

Nana,
We love you and miss you so much!! You lived a wonderful, long life and I can only hope to be as blessed as you! I will keep trying to perfect your recipe of Hungarian Chicken Paprikash, and I will continue to follow in your footsteps of loving to keep a clean home! 😊 I am so happy that you are reunited with all of your siblings and especially Grandpa Traywick!! I know you are now my Guardian Angel and that brings my heart peace. ❤ Love you forever!!!!🥰

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY