Helen Jane Rundquist, 76, of Elk Rapids, formerly of Manistee, passed away Nov. 22, 2017, at her home. Helen was born on April 11, 1941 in Northport, to the late Raymond and Grace Theodore Abbot. She married the late Baldomero "Bob" Jimenez on Oct. 15, 1976.
Helen was a proud and loyal member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, as well as a fierce lover of Mother Nature and the habitat that surrounded her home daily. She would feed the wildlife and then watch for hours as they feasted on her generosity.
She was genuine, generous, dynamic and feisty. She had wisdom to share with many and a hug to share with all. Her tribal community, her church community and her friends were people she cherished very much.
Helen is loved and missed dearly by her good friends, Joanne Johnson, Pauline and Dale Barber, as well as many dear friends from her church community and extended family.
She was preceded in death by her husband, and her parents.
Visitation will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 30, 2017 at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home, 305 Sixth St., Traverse City.
A funeral service will take place on Dec. 1, 2017 at the Kewadin Indian Mission United Methodist Church; 7250 Cairn Highway, Kewadin, MI 49648 at 2 p.m. with visitation and greetings from 1 to 2 p.m.
Helen's final resting place will be next to her soulmate Bob at the Kewadin Indian Mission Cemetery.
Please visit Helen's tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com to share your condolences with her close friends and family.
Those wishing an expression of sympathy may do so to the Indian Mission Church in Kewadin.
The family is being cared for by the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.
Published on November 28, 2017