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Barbara Jean Rulason

 

 

Barbara Jean Rulason, 85, St. Helen, died July 13, 2019, at her home, surrounded by her family.

Visitation will be held at Steurnol & McLaren Funeral Home, St. Helen, today (Thursday, July 18) from 3 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held Fridayat 11 a.m. at Lake St. Helen Baptist Church, St. Helen, with Pastor Roger Green officiating. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 10 a.m. at the church. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, St. Helen.

She was born July 9, 1934, in Owosso, the daughter of Floyd and Opal (Aldrich) Varco. She lived in Owosso before moving to St. Helen in 1963.

Mrs. Rulason was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, St. Helen, where she served in many offices, the president of the Women’s Auxiliary District 10, member of St. Helen Helping Hands, chairman of the Poppy Commitee, VA volunteer and a committee member of the Bluegill Festival. She belonged to the Red Hat Society and Say What Club. She enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and she loved music. Her greatest treasures were her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; first husband, Robert Wycoff; second husband, Vernon Rulason; brother, Calvin Varco; and twin brothers, Dale and Gale Varco.

Surviving Mrs. Rulason are her daughter, Sheila (Craig) Ford of St. Helen; grandchildren, Kevin Nagel, Joshua Bennett, Lara Bennett, Nicholas Bennett and Brian Rhinehart; great-grandchildren, Dominique Nagel, Ariana Nagel, Trevin Nagel, Jadylyn Prochet and Aelin Rennee Bennett; and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Kidney Foundation.

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