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Helen "Bootsie" LeBoeuf, 96, known by many as the "the Mayor of Banat", vacated her earthly body on Monday, December 16, 2013, and was united with her lifelong best friend, the Lord Jesus, and the rest of her brothers and sisters and other deceased family and numerous friends. The former Helen Dulak was born December 22, 1916, in Peshtigo, Wis. to the late Thomas and Sophie (Twork) Dulak.
In 1955, Helen married Oscar LeBoeuf. Oscar preceded her in death in 1975. Together they had six stepchildren: Val, Gordon, Jack, Dick, Don and Betty. Helen has three sisters: Mary, Josephine and Anna and six brothers: Walter, John, Tom, Joe, Stanley and Frank, all of whom preceded her in death. Helen for many years was co-owner of the Menominee Nursing Home and her passion was taking care of the sick and elderly. Even during her Pinecrest days she was more concerned about the needs and wants of her co-patients than her own needs. She was a truly genuine, passionate, sincere, benevolent person. While living in Banat, her front door was always open for a cup of coffee to passerby. She liked to talk and tell a good story while peeling apples, preparing food, or canning pickles while listening to the police scanner. If there was an award at the county fair for the thinnest potato peels she would have a wall of Blue Ribbons. (You could actually read the newspaper through her peelings).
Helen is survived by a step daughter, Betty, and many nieces and nephews to whom she taught many of life's valuable memorable lessons like, "how to cob apples" and "how to violate deer." Obviously some did not learn well (Dick).
In keeping with Helen's wishes there will be no formal services at this time. However there will be a life celebration gathering this summer in her honor. For family and friends who would like to attend, please send a card with name and address to: Helen LeBoeuf c/o Anderson Diehm Funeral Home P.O. Box 335, Stephenson, MI 49887.
Anderson Diehm Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.andersondiehm.com.
A very special thank you to the Pinecrest Facility and the wonderful caring staff for providing such sincere loving attention to the needs of our elderly.