Helen Dodge Stack, 93, Longtime Resident

The following is the text of an article in the Lansing State Journal of Tuesday, September 6, 1983. Upon request, the Secretary can provide a copy of the article.

Helen Dodge Stack, 93, Longtime Resident


Helen Dodge Stack, 93, a member of one of Lansing's oldest families, died in her sleep Monday at Burcham Hills Retirement Center after a long illness.

"She was a very dynamic, interested and vital lady," said her son, J. William Stack. He said his mother was the first woman to drive an automobile in the Lansing area.

She was the niece of Frank Dodge and spent much of her childhood years in the Dodge-Turner House. She was graduated from Michigan Agricultural College in 1912 and taught home economics in the Upper Peninsula for several years, William said. She was a past president of Matinee Musicale, Sparrow Hospital's Auxiliary Guild and MSU's Faculty Folk Club.

She was a member of St. Paul's Episcopal Church and was a member of the St. Agnes Guild. She founded the choir at Central Methodist Church and served as choir director of the Peoples Church of East Lansing for 20 years. During World War II, she was active with the Red Cross and served as president of the Gray Ladies.

She married the late Drive. Joseph Stack, a Michigan State University zoology professor, in 1916. She is survived by her son and six grandchildren.

Services will be held Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Paul's Episcopal Church.