Helen Kronaizl

Helen Lily Kronaizl

1922 - 2021

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Helen L. Kronaizl

Helen was born to Erminio and Catherine Bertuzzi on November 10, 1922 in Victoria, British Columbia.  Helen passed directly from the arms of her loving family into the arms of God on Valentine's Day, Sunday, February 14, 2021 at the age of 98.  Helen was a very loving person who was always more concerned about others over herself, helping all of us when in need.  She was preceeded in death by her parents, her brother Robert Bertuzzi, her sister Kathryn Ward, and her loving husband Charlie Kronaizl.


Helen attended and graduated from Lincoln High School in Tacoma, WA. in 1941.  She was very active in the World War II efforts here at home.  She married her wonderful husband, Charlie, in January of 1944.  After working several jobs in the Tacoma area, she took up the bookkeeping profession working with her husband who build homes in the Pierce County area.  She also worked alongside him in the evenings and weekends spending many hours sanding and varnishing all the woodwork in the homes they built, and raising two daughters at the same time.  Helen and Charlie were married over 60 years.  As a once active member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Tacoma, she maintained the altar linens for over a decade.  In her lifetime she was a member of several clubs including gardening club, dance club, and card club.  She was truly a wonderful person and will be missed immensely.


She is survived by her two daughters, DeAnna Johnson-Luce and Joy Watson, both of Tacoma; her grandchildren, Kimberly Skanes (Doug) of Puyallup, Daniel Johnson (Sarah) of Snoqualmie, and Patty Laskowski of Edmonds; Greg Watson (Andrea) of Tucson, AZ, and Tom Watson of Tacoma; her great-grandchildren, Angela McClain, Claire Johnson, Charlie Johnson, Jack Laskowski, and Morgan Laskowski; her neices Christine Ward-Salo, Debbie Ward-Montgomery. And many extended family members who she loved and appreciated.


Because of COVID-19 restrictions/protocols, a mass of Christian burial will be small, only including immediate family and close friends.  Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.  Please leave your condolences at Edwards Memorial.  A celebration of life will be planned for this summer.

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