Obit: Schlafke, Helen A. (1911 - 2011)  


Surnames: Schlafke, Gaffney, Heckel, Conway


----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 11/11/2011


Schlafke, Helen A. (17 APR 1911 - 9 NOV 2011)


Helen A. Schlafke, 100, of Marshfield died on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2011, at the House of The Dove. She was under the care of Ministry Home Hospice services of Marshfield.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 14, 2011, at Rembs Funeral Home, with Rev. Chris W. Schwanz officiating. Burial will be in Hillside Cemetery with Ron Frakes, Jim and Bill Ley, Jeff and Matthew Wells and Rodney Dupee serving as pallbearers.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of the services on Monday at Rembs Funeral Home.

Helen was born on April 17, 1911, in the town of Sherman, Clark County, to Peter and Agnes (Gaffney) Heckel. She attended school in the town of Lincoln and later was united in marriage to Willis A. Schlafke on July 6, 1953, in Phillips. Willis died on March 11, 1989.

They lived in the Marshfield area their entire lives where she was employed at Roddis Plywood. She enjoyed going to their cottage in Rib Lake, fishing, crocheting, polka music and going to the casinos.

Helen is survived by four grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; a brother, Earl (Shirley) Heckel of Galesburg, Ill.; a sister, Lucille Conway of Marshfield; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Gerald Ley, a great-granddaughter, five brothers and one sister.

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