PROOS, HELEN C., age 88 of Grand Rapids, went to the Lord on Sunday, October 26, 2014. She was preceded in death by her husband, Thomas Edward Proos; son, Daniel Proos; sister, Mary Kay Field. She is survived by her sons, Thomas, James (Susan), Robert (Michelle) and Patrick; her 15 grandchildren, Thomas (Karen), Tammy, Kara (Ryan), Jamie (Jason), CJ (Amy), Pamela, Katie (Mike), Peter (Kim), JoAnne, Michael, Matthew, Rachael, Jessica, Joshua, and Alex; 16 great grandchildren; also many nieces and nephews. She was a graduate of Catholic Central High School in 1943 and a 1946 Graduate of Mercy Central School of Nursing. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Friday 12:00 p.m. at St. Paul the Apostle Church, 2750 Burton St. S.E., Grand Rapids. Msgr. Ernest P. Schneider presiding. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Rosary will be recited Thursday 5:30 p.m. Visitation Thursday from 3-7:00 p.m. at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. S.E., Grand Rapids and Friday one hour prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2944 Fuller N.E., Grand Rapids, MI 49505 or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 1575 Cascade Road, Ste F, Grand Rapids, MI.