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Helen E. Breidinger

Helen Edwina Gay Breidinger passed away on March 29, 2021 at the age of 97. She was born on November 17, 1923 in Fort Worth, Indiana to parents Fred and Irene Gay and lived her childhood days in Ithaca, Michigan. After marrying Owen Breidinger in 1944, most of their 69 years of marriage were spent in Greenville, Michigan. Helen was a generous person and enjoyed serving others. She was actively involved with many community and school activities. Helen was an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Greenville and served as secretary for many years. She regularly volunteered at United Memorial Hospital. Helen was a highly active member of the Si Quaeris Club and helped with the kringles booth at the Danish Festival. She enjoyed numerous years as a dedicated girl scout leader known to many as “Mrs. B”. Family camping trips to many of the National Parks were very special to her. Playing golf, and regularly playing bridge with her friends were also favorite activities. Helen was an avid walker and enjoyed walking with friends around Baldwin Lake. The family was proud when Helen went back to college and received her AA degree in business from Montcalm Community Collage when in her sixties. Helen’s positive outlook and her heart of service will be missed. Helen is survived by her daughters Gay Breidinger and Sandy Breidinger Hunter (Curt); grandchildren Michele Massey (Gary), and Joel Hunter; and greatgrands, Norah and Charlie Massey. Helen was preceded in death by husband Owen and son Ronald. A memorial service for family and friends will be planned for Helen this summer.


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So sorry to hear of Helen's death. She certainly had a long, fruitful life. She played bridge with my mother Margaret Tanner and there were many great times with their bridge partners. May she continue to play bridge with Mom and also do some golfing together in heaven. She was a wonderful woman. Gay and Sandy and families may you be comforted by your many life memories. Peace and grace to you.

Linda Tanner Strodtman Apr 5 2021 3:10 PM

Sorry to hear of Helen's passing. I always enjoyed my visits with Helen when she would stop into the bank for a visit. She was such a caring person, always asking how my mom was doing. They were close friends growing up and they stayed in touch throughout the years. She shared a lot of stories with me about the fun times she and Ben had with my parents. I often felt like I had a second mom while we lived in Greenville. Such a caring soul.

Jae Evans Apr 4 2021 3:26 PM

So sorry for your loss. Helen was a grand person and she, Betty and I attended MCC together. Had the best time of our lives. Laughed so hard and she was a hoot. And smart too. She always referred back to The Black Cars. A joke only we three could appreciate. She was a good one.

Diane Fountain Apr 3 2021 7:06 PM