Helen J. Malda

Helen J. Malda left this world Tuesday, Aug.27, 2019 to be with her Lord and Savior in her eternal home. She was born Oct. 30, 1933 in Rothbury to Joe and Jenny (Wybenga) Malda. She attended Heitmann School, Shelby High School and Western Michigan Christian High School.

After graduation she worked at Anaconda Copper and Wire in Muskegon for almost 30 years, starting as a receptionist and ending as office manager. She then worked at Action Industrial Supply in Muskegon for 20 years as office manager and accountant.

After a brain aneurysm and several strokes, she resided at the SKLD (Heartland) Nursing Home in Whitehall until her death. Helen was a member of the New Era Christian Reformed Church and enjoyed knitting, reading and loved cats.

She is survived by her brothers, William Malda of Muskegon and Benjamin Malda of Rothbury; sister, Elizabeth Hewitt of Muskegon; sister-in-law, Dena (VanAndel) Malda of Muskegon; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brother, John Malda and sisters-in-law, Connie Malda and Ruth Malda.

Her funeral was at the New Era Christian Reformed Church, 1820 Ray Ave. in New Era Saturday, Aug. 31. Visitation was at 10 a.m. at the church and the funeral service followed at 11 a.m. Entombment in New Era Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider gifts to the New Era Christian School, 1901 Oak, New Era, MI 49446. Arrangements by Harris Funeral Home, Shelby. You may leave a message for the family at www.harrisfhome.com.