Helen Mary Rutkowski
December 16, 1925 – October 1, 2021
Helen Mary Rutkowski, 95, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, went home to the Lord Friday, October 12021. She married her husband, Edward John Rutkowski, September 1, 1947 and was pre-deceased by him October 25, 1994.
Helen is survived by her 4 children, Joann Feith, Edward Rutkowski, Theresa Cussell, and Steven Rutkowski, son-in-laws Ralph Feith, Peter Cussell, and grandson-in-law Juraj Ursiny. Also her dear grandchildren, Janna Ursiny, Christopher Cussell, and Lauren Cussell, as well as one great-granddaughter her beloved little Ayla Ursiny.
Her story is that of simplicity, love, and devotion to God and her family. All these qualities stemmed from her strong unshakeable devotion to her Christian Catholic faith. "Give thanks to God for everything," was her life's motto. Nothing scared or shook her. She was a pillar of quiet strength, character, and trust in the Lord.
Mom loved nature ... flowers and gardening. Everything flourished and grew in her care, including all of us! She would work out in the yard amongst her flowers all day until dusk. In her older years, mother loved attending and lectoring at daily mass, and afterwards leading the rosary. An equally great joy to her were her 3 grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Mother was always happy and ready to babysit, spending countless hours entertaining them to their happy delight.
We are so thankful to God that she was blessed to see them grow from babies to adulthood, sharing in all the happy occasions along the way ... baptisms, birthdays, graduations, engagements, weddings, and more. While our hearts ache with the loss of her in our lives, we rejoice that she is now in the kingdom of God with all her family and loved ones who went before her. We will all be together again one day! We love you.
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