Helen May Hartung (1919-2001)

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Helen May Hartung Coveyou
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Class of 1938
Born: 24 Jun 1919 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 14 May 2001 Petoskey, Michigan
Father: George Balsfor Hartung
Mother: Ida Marie Robinson
Siblings: Doris Merna Hartung
Waunetta J. Hartung
Helen May Hartung
Alice Lela Hartung
Mavis Muriel Hartung
Spouse: Ralph L. Coveyou
Married: 21 Sep 1939 Petoskey, Michigan
Children: George Coveyou
Martha J. Coveyou
Alice Coveyou
Monica Coveyou
Susan K. Coveyou


Petoskey News-Review, Monday, May 14, 2001:

Helen Coveyou, 81

Helen Coveyou, 81, of Harbor Springs, died May 14, 2001, at Northern Michigan Hospital in Petoskey.

Funeral will be 2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Schiller Funeral Home in Harbor Springs with the Rev. Ed Warner of the Stutsmanville Chapel officiating. Burial will be in Lakeview Cemetery, Harbor Springs.

Helen was born June 24, 1919, in Petoskey, the daughter of George and Ida (Robinson) Hartung. She grew up and attended school in Harbor Springs.

On Sept. 21, 1939, she married Ralph Coveyou in Petoskey.

Helen was a homemaker who loved spending time with her family, collecting rocks and watching birds, the cardinal being her favorite.

Helen is survived by her five children, George (Sherry) Coveyou of Corpus Christi, Texas, Martha (William) Taylor of Lansing, Alice (Thomas) Smith of Colorado Springs, Colo., Monica Coveyou of Harbor Springs, and Susan (Richard) Lasley of Harbor Springs; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Doris Swiss of Harbor Springs, and Alice (Joseph) Bodzick of Harbor Springs; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, in 1985; and two sisters, Waunetta Booth and Mavis Slifka.

The family suggests memorial contributions be made to Northern Michigan Hospital or to Hospice of Little Traverse Bay.

Visitation will be noon-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Schiller Funeral Home, Harbor Springs.


  • Birth: Emmet County, Michigan, Birth Record:
Number: 323
Name: Hartung, Helen May
Date of Birth: June 24, 1919
Date of Record: Apr. 15, 1920
Color/Sex/Legitimacy: W, F, Leg.
Birthplace: Harbor Springs
Residence of Parents: Harbor Springs
Father: George B. Hartung
Birth place: Michigan
Occupation: Carpenter
Mother: Ida M. Robinson
Birth Place: Michigan
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date of Marriage: 9/21/1939
Liber: 5
Folio: 53
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 5/14/2001
Liber: 2001
Folio: 183
Place of Death: Petoskey, MI
Coveyoy, Helen (Hartung)
Age: 81
Born: 6/24/1919
Died: 5/14/2001
Burial: 0/00/0000
Cemetery: Lakeview, Harbor Springs
Obituary: on File