Obit: Seibel, Helen A. (1919 - 2011)


Surnames: Dahl, Kapfhamer, Piller, Ross, Scimeca, Seibel, Sloniker, Stefancin, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, January 27, 2011, online edition

Seibel, Helen A. (Kapfhamer) (May 29, 1919 - January 19, 2011)

Helen A. Seibel, 91, Medford, died Wednesday, Jan. 19 at Deer View Meadows in Medford, where she had resided the past seven years, while under hospice care.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, Jan. 29 at 11 a.m. at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating. Cremainal inurnment will take place at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery in Medford in the spring.

Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service.

The former Helen Kapfhamer was born on May 29, 1919 in Medford to the late Jacob and Anna (Ross) Kapfhamer. She attended Holy Rosary Catholic School in Medford. After school she moved to Chicago, Ill., where she worked as a housekeeper.

On April 17, 1964 in Chicago, she married Peter Seibel, who preceded her in death on November 20, 1989.

She worked at Neihoff Automotive Parts in Chicago until her retirement. They moved to Medford in 1973. She was a foster parent for 22 years in the Chicago and Medford areas.

She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church and volunteered at The Little Store. She enjoyed playing cards, knitting and crocheting.

Survivors include three sisters, Sandy Dahl of Medford, Irene Piller of Neenah and Florence (Ed) Sloniker of Greenwood; a sister-in-law, Angeline "Angie" Kapfhamer of Medford; nieces and nephews; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a sister, Eleanor Scimeca, and a brother, Edward.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials in her name be made to Hope Hospice.

Online condolences may be made at

Hemer Funeral Service of Medford assisted the family with arrangements.



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