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Helen Elizabeth McCaul


Helen Elizabeth McCaul, “Granny,” 84, a longtime resident of Lowell, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at home surrounded by loved ones. She had been courageously fighting cancer for the last year and a half. Helen was born in Alto, Michigan to Elof and Anna Erickson on February 12, 1934. She is preceded in death by her brothers, Art Erickson and Paul Erickson, and her loving husband of 40 years, Dick McCaul. Together, Dick and Helen owned and operated McCaul’s Auto Service of Lowell for many years. Helen leaves behind four sons, Rick (Miranda) McCaul, Jim McCaul, Tim (Julie) McCaul, and Terry McCaul; six grandchildren, Denell McCaul, Jamie (Ryan) Roe, Shelley (William) McCaul-Parent, Jennifer McCaul, Steven McCaul, and Brian (Evangeline) McCaul; and four great-grandchildren, Olivia Starkweather, Marcus Roe, Eric Parent, and Isaac McCaul; five siblings, John (Lucille) Erickson, Norm Erickson, Harry Erickson, Alvin Erickson, and Ester Erickson; two ex-daughters-in-law that she still thought of as family, Peggy McCaul and Cathy McCaul; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. In life, Helen enjoyed playing Aggravation with her aggravating ladies, motorcycle rides with her grandson-in-law, Ryan, and spending time with her friends and family, especially her great-granddaughter and best friend, Olivia. While we are all deeply saddened to see her go, we are thankful that her pain and suffering are no longer. Granny, you kept telling us “there are better days ahead,” and you have now found them. Rest easy. Visitation will be held Monday, May 7, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Roth-Gerst Chapel, 305 N. Hudson, Lowell, MI 49331. Funeral will be Tuesday, May 8, 1:00 p.m. at the funeral home chapel, with the family greeting friends and relatives one hour prior to the service. Interment Oakwood Cemetery.

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