Helen M. (Zhulkie) Delbridge

ISHPEMING, MI. – Helen M. (Zhulkie) Delbridge, age 97 formerly of 410 N. Lake St. Ishpeming passed Saturday August 9, 2014 at the Eastwood Nursing Center in Negaunee where she has been a resident for the past 2 years.

Helen was born November 5, 1916 in Ishpeming to the late Fredrick & Rose (Amel) Zhulkie. She graduated from Ishpeming High School class of 1935. Helen worked as a sales clerk at J.C. Penny’s in Ishpeming for 48 years.

Helen was a member of the St. Joseph Catholic Church. She was a proud supporter of the Ishpeming High School Alumni Association, National Ski Hall of Fame and the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library- Friends of the Library. Helen enjoyed ice skating, skating until the age of 85.

Helen is survived by several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband Vivian “Red” Delbridge, sisters & brothers: Lillian Smith, Fredrick Zhulkie, Edward Zhulkie, Hazel Zhulkie and Paul Zhulkie.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1:00pm on Thursday, August 14 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Ishpeming with Fr. Dan Moll officiating. Interment will take place in the Ishpeming Cemetery.

Helen’s family will greet relatives and friends at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Thursday from noon until the time of the Mass at 1:00pm.

Pallbearers will be Harry Smith, Bill Zhulkie, Tim Zhulkie, Bobby Zhulkie, Louis Smith and Brad Zhulkie.

Memorial considerations may be directed to the Ishpeming High School Alumni Association or the Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library- Friends of the Library in memory of Helen Delbridge.

Helen’s obituary can be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie .com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.