Helen L. Kurtzman, 89, of Tiffin, passed away Wednesday morning, Feb. 20, 2013, at Elmwood Assisted Living at the Shawhan, Tiffin.
She was born March 31, 1923, in Tiffin, to George and Elenora (Serr) Herbert. She married Gerald J. Kurtzman and he preceded her in death Aug. 27, 1984.
Survivors include her son, Stephen J. Kurtzman of San Diego, Calif., and many nieces and nephews.
She also was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Louis, John and Ed Herbert; and sister, Kathryn H. Hemlinger.
Helen graduated from Tiffin Calvert High School in 1941 and from Toledo School of Nursing in 1944. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, worked for Dr. Fundenberg for 10 years and later retired from Westinghouse, Upper Sandusky. Helen loved animals; especially dogs and cats, enjoyed rose gardening, sewing, writing poetry, drawing and illustrating in pencil.
Her Mass of Christian burial will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tiffin, with the Rev. Joseph Szybka officiating. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Tiffin. A rosary will be prayed 20 minutes prior to Mass.
Friends may visit with the family from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 22, at Hoffmann-Gottfried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory, 236 S. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-2424.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Humane Society of Seneca County or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be sent and the guestbook signed at www.hgmackfuneralhome.com.