Rae A. Cicelske (nee Helwig) went to be with the Lord on February 22, 2014, at the age of 62.
She was the beloved mother of Heather Pawlak, Renee (Danny) Chapman, Faith (Steven) Baer, An-drew, Kathleen, and Rebecca; mother by heart to Adrienne; loving Nana to Liam, Hannah, Haileigh, Alexa, Alaina, Leah, Jacob, Grace, Zachary, and Faith (Tiny); also survived by many extended family members and friends. Rae was blessed to spend time with her sister, Jerri Can-non, during November 2013. Preceded in death by her son, Ricky, they are now reunited in Heaven.
Rae was a frugal shopper who used those bargains to bless family, friends, and those in need. She loved to crochet, give advice, and make others feel welcome and cared for. Her siblings, children, in-laws, former in-laws, and friends were all loved as family.
A memorial service will be held on Thursday at 6 p.m. at The First Baptist Church of Hamburg, 120 Main St., Hamburg NY 14075. On-line condolences may be made at larsontimkofuneralhome.com. Arrangements by David J. Dengler, Larson-Timko Funeral Home, 679-9000.