Helen Grams

June 20, 1930 - June 9, 2023

06/20/1930 - 06/09/2023

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Funeral Service
Wednesday June 21, 2023
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Additional Information:

New Realm Brewing, 1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach 23454

Helen Grams. 92, passed away in Virginia Beach on June 9, 2023. Helen was born in Buffalo, NY to Lubica (Ruby) and George Radakovich.

Helen married Kenneth Grams in 1962 and raised two daughters: Paula Roddenberry and Andrea Grams Schwantes (deceased).  She is also survived by her son-in-law, Jayson Schwantes, and 2 grandchildren: Alexa and Benjamin Schwantes.

Helen enjoyed gardening, cooking, baking and creative pursuits such as flower arranging.  She worked at Allen-Bradley in Milwaukee WI, later owned and ran an antique store, and ended her career in Hospital Food Service at Milwaukee County.  She retired with her husband in Virginia Beach where her daughters were living.  Her last 3 years of life were spent in Harmony at Independence Assisted Living and her final month at Hearts at Home Hospice.  Helen and her family would like to express their utmost thanks to  both homes for their kind and loving care.

A celebration of Life will be held at New Realm Brewing, 1209 Craft Lane, Virginia Beach on Wednesday, June 21 from 6-9 PM.

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Paula Roddenberry
10 months ago

I will miss you, Mom. Now you can be with Dad and Andrea. Love, Paula

Nancy Hess
10 months ago

Paula, Alexa, Ben & Jason, I am sorry for your loss. I was a neighbor of Helen and Kenneth in Parkside Greens neighborhood for many years before we all moved on. I have only fond memories of both of them. I continued to see Helen at Harmony and she was always cheerful and happy when we talked. I will be out of town next week and regret that i cannot be present at her farewell. I pray your memories of good times with her will be of some comfort as it is always a chalenge to lose the last parent.

Frances Rayburn
10 months ago

Tom and I are very sorry for your loss, Paula. You were a wonderful daughter to your mom and I know you will miss her.