Obit: Krainz, Helen Olga #2 (1919 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Krainz, Godec, Horvat, Harbort, Zweig, Klune, Tolaney, Follmar


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 13, 2010


Krainz, Helen Olga (20 February 1919 - 6 October 2010)


Helen O. Krainz, 91, of Willard died at the Clark County Health Care Center in Owen Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010.


Helen Olga Horvat was born Feb. 20, 1919, in Willard, the daughter of John and Johanna (Godec) Horvat.  She was raised and received her education in the Willard area and completed her GED at the age of 71.  Helen was united in marriage to Valentine F. Krainz Jan. 21, 1942, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard.  She was a homemaker and farm wife, working alongside her husband on the farm.  In addition to farm life, Helen also babysat her grandchildren, cleaned the church in Willard and worked at the Loyal Cannery for a few summers. She had many interests but especially loved spending time with her family and friends, to which she was very devoted; crocheting, sewing, music, fishing, gardening, house plants, bingo and playing cards.


She was a member of Holy Family Catholic Church and its CCW, KSKJ Lodge, Willard Historical Society, Clark County Merry Homemakers for 50 years, N. A. R. F. Rock Dam Rod & Gun Club, and was a 4-H sewing leader.


She will be dearly missed by her children, Donna (Allan) Harbort of Brookfield, Robert (Mary Ann) Krainz of Willard, Larry (Cheryl) Krainz of Marshfield, Ruth (Darwin) Zweig of Willard; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and many friends.


She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Val, Nov. 19, 2006; one son, Valentine F. Krainz, Jr.; and her siblings, Mary Klune, John Horvat, Joe Horvat, Jennie Tolaney, Louis and Rudy Horvat.


Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, at Holy Family Catholic Church in Willard, with visitation from 9 a.m. until the time of service.  Fr. Joseph Follmar officiated and burial took place in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery.


Pallbearers were Michael Harbort, James Harbort, Duane Krainz, Justin Zwieg, Brandon Zweig, Darwin Zweig and Allan Harbort.


Online condolences may be expressed at


Cuddie Funeral Home, of Greenwood, assisted the family with arrangements.



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