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Helen Mary LaRowe

August 4, 1931 December 13, 2021
Helen Mary LaRowe
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Obituary for Helen Mary LaRowe

Helen Mary Munkebo LaRowe of South Lyon, died on December 13, 2021 at home surrounded by her four children and extended family. She was 90 years old. Born on August 4, 1931 she was the oldest child of James and Anna Munkebo, growing up in Highland Park, Michigan.

After graduation from Highland Park High School, Helen held secretarial positions in Highland Park, Detroit and Indianapolis. She met her husband Harland LaRowe on a blind date and they were married in August 1951. While he was away serving in the Army, she purchased their first home in Melvindale. They raised four children, moving to homes in Garden City and then Livonia. She enjoyed volunteering in school libraries and working in a Livonia daycare center. Upon retirement, she and Harland moved to Bradenton, Florida. Their children and grandchildren have many happy memories of visits to the beach, enjoying the warmer climate!

Helen has always taken pride in her Danish heritage. Both of her parents emigrated to the US from Denmark. She was the oldest of six children and throughout her life she took joy in hosting events for family and friends, treating everyone with many of the traditional Danish recipes from her childhood. She and her mother and sisters enjoyed time together making Klejner, Vaniljekranse, Leverpostej, Citronfromage and other family favorites. She loved adding to her collection of Danish porcelain and enjoyed special visits to Denmark and Europe with her husband and sisters, including a trip to their namesake town of Munkebo.

Family was always a first priority for Helen and she cherished opportunities to bring her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren together, hosting holiday celebrations at her home into her eighties. She was loved by so many and will be dearly missed.

Daughter of the late Anker and Anna Munkebo, Helen is survived by her children, Randall (Barbara) LaRowe, Carole (Gregory) Brooks, Douglas (Michelle) LaRowe, and Robert (Tracey) LaRowe; grandchildren, Marysa, Matthew, Ryan (Kellie), Elizabeth, Douglas (Olivia), Rachel, Taylor (Jonathon), Sydney, Alec, and Julia; great grandchildren, Nathan, Mya, Jameson, and Noah; siblings, Alice Reynolds, Paul Munkebo, and Diana “Suzy” Censoni; also many extended family and dear friends.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Harland W. LaRowe; sisters, Barbara Martin, and June March.

A Memorial Gathering will be held in January 8th 2022 at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St. Milford, from 10:30 until the time of service at 11:30.

CLICK HERE TO VIEW MEMORIAL SERVICE at 11:30 AM January 8th, 2022


Memorial Contributions can be made in Helen's name to:

Arbor Hospice
2366 Oak Valley Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48103

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Visitation

Saturday

8

Jan

10:30 AM 1/8/2022 10:30:00 AM - 11:30 AM 1/8/2022 11:30:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Service

Saturday

8

Jan

11:30 AM 1/8/2022 11:30:00 AM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Arbor Hospice

2366 Oak Valley Dr.
Ann Arbor, MI 48103-8944
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