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Helen Kay Reisdorf

January 4, 1941 — June 27, 2022

Helen Kay Reisdorf

Helen Kay Reisdorf, age 81 of Novi, passed away on June 27, 2022.  

She was born on January 4, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan to her parents, the late Frank A. and Emilie E. (née Mann) Thorington.  Helen is the beloved and devoted wife of Robin T. Reisdorf.  She is deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her husband Rob, and her only surviving sibling, brother John R. Thorington of Los Gatos, California.

Helen and big brother John stayed close throughout the years, attending school together as youngsters right through attaining their respective degrees at Wayne State University.

An amateur photographer, Helen won a photojournalism award at age thirteen that landed her a feature article in The Detroit News. Her winning photo was of a couple walking across the entrance bridge into Fort Marion, Florida.  Including the couple walking showed action, bringing the photo to life and earning Helen the top prize. She continued to record family events with photos, as well as documenting many destinations in her travels with her husband.

Before her retirement, Helen had a successful thirty year career as an Executive Assistant in the chemical industry where she was known as a creative, diligent, and exemplary contributor in the workforce. For many years, she and her husband were active members of First Church of Christ, Scientist, in Plymouth, Michigan. Members remember her as dedicated to her church, and quiet, having a witty sense of humor with a keen eye for beauty, and occasionally helping out with flowers and decorating.

Helen's cremated remains will be laid to rest in White Chapel Cemetery in Troy, Michigan on November 8, 2022.

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