Helen Jane (Mattern) Mikel, 88, Bremen passed away Friday April 24, 2020, at Signature Nursing Home in Bremen.
Helen was born July 10, 1931, in Nappanee to Harold and Bernetha (Stahly) Mattern. Helen graduated from Nappanee High School and on May 30, 1951, married Marion “Bud” L. Mikel. Helen was an active member in Bremen United Methodist Church.
Helen is survived by Bud Mikel, her husband of 68 years; her sons: Mark A. Mikel, Champaign, Ill., Matthew (Janet) L. Mikel, Bremen, and daughter, Marla (Joe) J. Gilbert, Warsaw; grandchildren: Ryan (Amy) Johanson, Kirkland, Samantha (Lance) Perez, Fort Meyers, Fla., Alex (Jessica) Mikel, Bremen, Daniel Mikel, Berkeley, Calif., Rebecca Mikel, Chicago, Conner (Jayson) Smith, Martinsville, Mason Gilbert, Warsaw; and eight great grandchildren.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Kenneth D. Mattern.
Helen cherished her family and following their activities and growth, hosting family gatherings and also enjoyed going on walks, working on puzzles, gardening and cooking.
A private family service will be held on Tuesday, April 28, 2020, in Mishler Funeral Home, 2030 St Rd 331, Bremen. Burial take place in Bremen Cemetery. A public service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorial contributions be made to Bremen United Methodist Church, 302 Plymouth St, Bremen, IN 46506.