Helena (1883 - 1940)
Surnames: Liske, Vandehey, Oberle
----Sources: THORP COURIER (Thorp, Clark County, Wis.) 05/16/1940
Liske, Helena (12 JAN 1883 - 11 MAY 1940)
Miss Helena Liske, 57, passed away Saturday morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. George Vandehey in the town of Thorp (Clark Co., Wis.), of pneumonia. She suffered a stroke of paralysis about two years ago and has been an invalid since that time.
The deceased was born in New Holstein on Jan. 12, 1883, and spent the past forty-five years in the vicinity of Thorp. Her parents, one brother and two sisters preceded her in death. She is survived by her two sisters, Rose (Mrs. Geo. Vandehey), Stanley, and Anna (Mrs. Wm. Oberle) of Thorp.
Funeral services were conducted by Rev. A.M. Muckerheide and Rev. A. Rieul of Elkhart Lake, Wis., at St. Bernard’s Catholic Church here at 10:30 o’clock Tuesday morning last and interment was made in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were: Leo, Peter and Martin Oberle, Chas. Sylvester and Fred Driessen, all nephews.
Let us, if possible, gather up the elements of the life of the departed one and weave of them a picture for the walls of memory. The book of life was opened and a new name was written therein by the hand of love. Soon would the unfolding beauties of springtime have charmed her coming. Today the eternal springtime with everlasting glories belongs to our sister. Her life was a rare jewel, her spirit as gold refined in the fire, rady for heaven.
To her struggle and burden bearing of earth are ended, and we confidently trust that like one who awakes from a trouble dream she has awakened to see life’s endless morning break and knows herself at home with all the vast throng of loved ones, missed from earth, safe about her.
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