Helen was born on August 1, 1919 in Hibbing, Minnesota to Michael and Marcelia Wistoski. They moved to Whatcom County when Helen was a baby
Helen graduated from Mt. Baker High School. Then attended business school and was a stenographer at Puget Sound Power and Light Company for 37 years. She met Alfred Kratz at work and they married in 1944. They were married for 33 years and had two children, Marlene and Ron.
After Alfred’s death she was married to Ben Hudson from 1988 until his death in 1999.
Helen was a kind and generous lady. She loved music, dancing, playing bridge, golfing, traveling and being with her family.
She is survived by her son, Ron (Lee) Kratz, and their children Morgan (Michelle) and Emily (Jeremy) Howe, and her daughter Marlene (Doug) Graves, and their children Heather (Jim) Young, Teri (Jack) Warner and Brendon (Lacey) Graves.
She had 9 great-grandchildren.
A memorial service in Helen’s honor will be on January, 25, 2019 at 2:00 pm at Moles Farewell Tributes-Bellingham, 2465 Lakeway Dr.
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