Obit: Smith, Helen Katherine (1927 - 2013)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Smith, Tyznik, Lew, Williams, Abramowicz, Modl, Kasper, Talaga

----Source: Thorp Courier (Thorp, Clark Co, WI) 10/23/2013

Smith, Helen Katherine (29 March 1927 - 19 October 2013)

Helen K. Smith, age 86, of Eau Claire (formerly of Lublin), passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2013, at Dove Healthcare in Eau Claire. Funeral services were held at St. Mary’s Polish national Catholic Church in Lublin. Rev. Marion Talaga officiated and burial followed in the parish cemetery. Pallbearers were: Jeff Williams, Taylor Williams, Mark Abramowicz, Mark Modl, Dave Kasper, and Bryce Kasper. Visitation was held on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at the church.

Helen Katherine Lew was born on March 29, 1927, in Thorp, WI to John and Katherine (Tyznik) Lew. She was raised on the family farm and was educated at area schools. After completing her education, Helen moved to Chicago, IL, where she worked for Motorola in the wiring department. While in Chicago, she was united in marriage to Roy F. Smith on August 1, 1959. Helen also worked for several other employer s before returning to the Lublin area to raise her family. After Roy’s death in 2010, Helen moved to Eau Claire to be closer to her daughter and resided there until her death.

Helen had many interests, but especially enjoyed crocheting, gardening, cooking and crafting. But, her most precious time spent, was with her grandson, Taylor. She was a member of St. Mary’s Polish National Catholic Church and its Ladies Aid.

She is survived by her daughter, Nancy (Jeff) Williams of Elk Mound; one grandson: Taylor Williams of Elk Mound; one brother: Stanley Lew of Gilman; two sisters-in-law: Belle Lew of Lublin and Celeste Lew of Cheyenne, WY; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Roy; and five brothers: Walter Lew, Mike Lew, Frank Lew, John Lew and Henry Lew.

Online condolences may be expressed at:  Thorp Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.



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