Beaverton Historical Society
Gladwin County Obituary/Death Notice
Helen Persky

   Helen J. Persky, 62, of Harrison, passed away Sunday, March 6, 2005 at her home. Helen was born May 16, 1942 in Salem, West Virginia, the daughter of Robert and Helen (Bennett) Woodruff. Helen was united in marriage to Joseph Persky on Sept. 3, 1963 in Inkster. He preceded Helen in death on July 3, 1988. Helen had resided in Harrison since 1992, coming from Gladwin.

   She owned and operated Mr. Vetoes Pizzeria in Gladwin for twenty three years. In 1994 Helen opened and operated Mr. Vetoes Pizzeria in Dodge City, until her retirement in 1996. Surviving are three sons; James (Tonia) Persky and Jack Persky both of Gladwin; Robert Persky of Harrison; her companion, John Schriber of Harrison, two step-sons, Eugene and Paul Persky of Gladwin, three step-daughters. Blanche, Betty and Cheryl, two brothers, Bob and Jack Woodruff of Tennessee, two sisters Marion (Ray) Pratt and Suzy Pratt all of Tennessee, seven grandchildren, Carrie Jo Persky, Greg Lee, Donna Adams, Elizabeth Garavaglia, Joe Persky Jr., Jamie Persky and J.D. Persky, plus numerous nieces and nephews. She was also preceded in death by her parents, two sons; Johnny and Joe Persky and one sister; Barbara Murphy.

   Funeral services will be held Thursday, March 10, 2005 at 11a.m. from Trinity Christian Life Center in Harrison with Rev. Dennis Feuerstein officiating, with burial in Hamilton Twp. Cemetery, Harrison. Memorial contributions in her memory may be considered to the Persky family. To share an online condolence with Helenís family, please visit www.stockingfuneralhome. com. Arrangements were entrusted with Stocking Funeral Home, Harrison.

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Hamilton Twp. Cemetery, Harrison, MI
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Gladwin County Record, Gladwin, MI
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September 2009
Bob Frei
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