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Helga (Schurig) West

October 19, 1928 ~ September 13, 2020 (age 91)

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Helga “Heddie" Martha West, 91, widow of Frank West of Greenville, passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020.

Born on October 19, 1928, in Berlin, Germany she was the daughter of the late Paul and Martha Thrun Schurig. Where she was baptized and confirmed.

Heddie met and married Frank in Berlin, Germany in 1948 and arrived in the United States the same year. Frank retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1963 and in their travels they were able to live in England for three years, Albany, GA and New Jersey before returning to Greenville.

She was a faithful member of St. Michael's Lutheran Church since 1978 where she was a member of Morning Bible Study, Saints Alive and volunteering in the office. She had a servants heart and lovingly cared for her mother, her mother-in-law, sister-in-law and Frank until his passing in 2001.

Heddie is survived by nieces, Linda King, Dianna Thompkins; brother-in-law and wife, Ed and Sandra West; nephew, George Schurig and wife, Sylvia; several other nieces and nephews; and special friends, David and Tammy Carr, Smitty and Elaine Holland.

In addition to her loving husband she was preceded in death by her brother Werner Schurig.

Although no formal receiving of friends will be held, friends may pay their respects on Tuesday, September 15, 2020, from 2:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Michael Lutheran Church. Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church, 2619 Augusta Road, Greenville, SC 29605.

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Public Viewing
September 15, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Northwest
6710 White Horse Road
Greenville, SC 29611

Funeral Service
September 16, 2020

2:00 PM
St Michael's Lutheran Church
2619 August Road
Greenville, SC 29605

Interment following funeral service
September 16, 2020

Greenville Memorial Gardens
7784 Augusta Road
Piedmont, SC 29673

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