Sylvia A. Measel

Sylvia A. Measel, age 77 of Brighton, Mich., passed away December 11, 2015. She was born January 23, 1938 in Tecumseh, Mich., the daughter of Dr. Ralph and Edna (Mackenzie) Helzerman. Sylvia attended college at Michigan State University. On October 29, 1960, Sylvia married Dick Measel in Tecumseh and moved to Brighton. Dick and Sylvia originally met while Sylvia was showing Arabian horses, a passion of hers.

She truly enjoyed antiquing and looked forward each month to her gatherings with her Tecumseh High School former classmates. Sylvia retired on April 30, 2011, after over 20 years as a Human Resources Administrative Assistant at the University of Michigan, so it was no surprise that she loved her U of M Wolverines football team.

Sylvia is survived by her husband Dick; son Brian Measel; brother Dr. Ralph (Marilynn) Helzerman; nine nieces and two nephews.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her sister Marilyn Aylesworth.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to Paws with a Cause.

Please visit Sylvia’s Book of Memories at


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