Helen Lorraine Hedquist

April 13, 1928February 6, 2019

Helen L. Hedquist –

Of Jackson, MI passed away on February 6, 2019 at the age of 90. Helen was born on April 13, 1928 to James H. and Mary A. Judge in Jackson, MI. She married Lowell A. Hedquist in Jackson on June 28, 1947. She worked for Ryerson Haynes and Jacobson’s warehouse for many years before retiring to spend time with her family and grandchildren. Her passion was gardening and taking care of her flowers. She also attended St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church for over 70 years. Helen is survived by her children, Diane (Jim) Wiech and Anita (Tim) Walling; grandchildren, Christine (Steve) Kerr, Suzy Herrera, Jessica (David) Morales, Lesley Walling, and Holly (Adam Miller) Walling; ten great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; siblings, Juanita Walker and Duane (Nancy) Vinton; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Leslie L. Vinton; husband; son, Michael Hedquest and siblings, Michael Vinton, Gerald J. Judge, Leslie L. Vinton Jr., Frances G. Nott, Bettie J. Hemminger and . A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 9, 2019 at St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church (120 E. Wesley Street) at 10:00 am with visitation from 9:00 am until time of service. Father Tim Nelson officiating. Cremation will follow the service and Helen will be laid to rest next to her husband at Roseland Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to the charity of your choice.


  • Visitation Saturday, February 9, 2019
  • Mass of Christian Burial Saturday, February 9, 2019

Helen Lorraine Hedquist

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