Obituary

Helen Christene Fillman

Resided in Engadine, Michigan
Died June 23rd, 2020

Helen Christene (Borak) Fillman, 85, passed away on Wednesday morning, June 23, 2020 at Christian Park Healthcare Center.

She was born on November 14, 1934 in Newberry, MI, daughter of John and Anna (Marceny) Borak. Helen was raised and attended school in Newberry.

Helen worked as a health care aide for Newberry Regional Mental Health Center in Newberry for many years until her retirement in 1991.

She enjoyed working in her garden, especially tending to her vegetables and flowers. Helen loved canning, cooking, and sewing.

Helen was a devout Catholic and member of St. Gregory Church of Newberry.

Among survivors include her, husband, William (Billy) Fillman of Escanaba; sons, Gus (Gail) Fillman ,Tom (Michelle) Fillman all of Escanaba, and Bob (Robin) Fillman of Iron Mountain; sister, Annie Gardella; brother, Robert Borak; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Margie Hunter, Katie Boudo, Pauline Laarz, Shirley Koval, and Martha Hopper; and great grandson, Hayden Frizzell.

In keeping with Helen’s wishes no services will be held.

Expressions of sympathy can be directed to the Fillman family, c/o the Crawford Funeral Home, 302 S. 13th St., Escanaba, MI 49829.

The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Fillman family.

2 Tributes to “Helen Christene Fillman”

  1. Gus/Gail, Tom/Michelle & Bob/Robin and Family:

    We are truly sorry for the loss of your mother and our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this very sad time. It was very nice to see Helen and get a chance to visit with her a few year ago. Helen was a very kind, sweet and wonderful lady who will be greatly missed. Take Care. Gary & Pam Laning [Matchinske]

  2. Gus and Family – we were saddened to hear of your Mom’s passing. Deepest sympathy to all of you.

    Rich and Cheryl Ozanich

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