HAMMOND, IN - Helen Goodrich, age 84, of Hammond, IN passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Saturday, December 2, 2017. Helen is survived by her loving husband, Herbert Goodrich, Sr., daughters: Marie Fitch (Frederick) of Munster, Linette DeHenes, (Dave) of Chesterton, sons: Herbert Goodrich, Jr., (Negin) of Highland, Phil Goodrich of Hammond, grandchildren: Neil DeHenes, (Allison) of Florida, Loren Nee (Peter) of California, Emily Mozwecz of Bloomington, IN., great grandchildren: Sophie, Lyla, Finnigan, Lochlan, Gabrielle (Gabby) and many nieces and nephews. Helen is preceded in death by her beloved daughters, Barbara Hladek, Debbie (Kiki) Mozwecz, grand daughter, Anna Lisa, grand son, Christopher, her beloved parents, Peter and Helen Hlavaty, and sisters: Julia Hlavaty and Ann Rabatin.
Friends are welcome to join the family on Saturday, December 9, 2017, at 10:00 A.M. for Liturgy and Memorial services at St. Nicholas Byzantine Church at 8103 Columbia Ave., Munster, Indiana with Fr. Steven Koplinka officiating.
Helen was born and raised in East Chicago, Indiana, Harbor in 1933, and during her life she shared many beautiful memories of the Harbor and Washington High School. She was a loving, devoted wife, mother and friend. She was a lovely, passionate woman with many interests and hobbies. As an accomplished author, artist, and poet she was very creative and published a novel in 2016. Please do not send flower arrangements. Crown Cremation in charge of arrangements.