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Helen Marie (Hoekstra) Selles

July 16, 1930 — October 9, 2023

Kalamazoo

Helen Marie Selles, age 93, of Kalamazoo passed away October 9, 2023. She was born July 16, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Louis and Lena (Bosch) Hoekstra.

She was preceded in death by her husband William “Bill” Selles; sons, William and Robert Selles; and brother, George (Dorothy) Hoekstra.  She is survived by her daughters, Betty (Edward) Prusinski and Mary (Jim) Nywening; daughters-in-law, Sandra and Jean Selles; 15 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren.

Helen was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her passions were her faith, her family, and her church.  She volunteered her time in many different ways and used her musical talents for others.  She played the piano for worship services at Heritage Christian Reformed Church, where she was a member, and for devotions and worship services at Park Village Pines, where she lived.  This brought her much joy and purpose during her time there.

Helen and her husband Bill were also regular fixtures at many Kalamazoo Christian High School athletic events.  Bill kept statistics for basketball and football, and Helen assisted him with this.

A funeral service will be held Friday, October 13, 2023 at 11:00am at Heritage Christian Reformed Church, 2857 S 11th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, where visitation will be from 10-11:00am. Interment will be at Pilgrim Home Cemetery in Holland.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Crossroads Prison Ministries.  The family would like to thank the staff at Park Village Pines for all the loving care provided for our mother.

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Friday, October 13, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Heritage Christian Reformed Church

2857 South 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 13, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Heritage Christian Reformed Church

2857 South 11th Street, Kalamazoo, MI 49009

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