Passed away Thursday, June 23, 2011 at her home, after a brief illness, at the age of 81. She was born Feb. 21, 1930 in Coaldale, PA. Following her marriage to John J. Blocher in May of 1968, the couple moved to Cass City and to Caro in 1979 to live and work at Caro Regional Center. Mitzie worked as a secretary in the director’s office for more than 15 years, retiring in 1985. Following her retirement, she enjoyed meeting with her friends at McDonald’s over a cup of coffee. Surviving Mitzie are two sons, two daughters and their spouses, Marc Gibas of Belleville, Virginia and Paul Regnerus of Cass City, Nick and Kim Gibas of Oxnard, CA, Valerie Wesolowski of Warren; three step-children and their spouses, Suzi and John Wolowicz of Centerville, Lori and Arlen Grove of Lake Odessa, James and Sandy Blocher of Nevada; one brother, Joseph Durish of Sayerville, NY; one sister, Elizabeth Winnie of Florida and several nieces and nephews. In keeping with Helen’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services have been planned. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorial contributions to Americans Hospice Care at 2575 North McLeod Drive, Suite C in Saginaw, MI 48604. The family was assisted with these arrangements by Ransford Funeral Home of Caro. Friends may share memories, thoughts and prayers online at


Alumnae of Coaldale High School - Class of 1948