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Helen (Smilnak) Smetana

June 16, 1924 ~ July 10, 2019 (age 95)

Smetana, Helen, 95, of Portage passed away July 10, 2019. Born in June 16, 1924 in Lilly, the daughter of  John and Mary (Zurilla) Smilnak. Deceased family members include her parents; husband, John Smetana; sons, John and William Smetana; brothers, John, Michael, Andrew and George Smilnak; and sisters, Frances George, Agnes M. Lescznske, and Dolores Hollop. Survived by daughters-in-law, Betty and Lorraine; grandchildren, William, Rhonda, Stephen, and Barbara; great-grandchildren, Kelsey; Lucas; and Ryan. Helen was a former seamstress for the Puritan Foundation and served as a cook for the former Sacred Heart Church for over 30 years. Helen enjoyed cooking and crocheting. Friends will be received from 10 - 11 a.m. Monday at Holy Family Parish, 509 Caldwell Ave., Portage where Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monsignor Bernard Przybocki, celebrant. Committal in Sacred Heart Cemetery, Portage.  The Serenko-Claar Funeral Home, PC, Portage is serving the Smetana Family.

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