Obit: Lissner, Helen F. (1930 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Asleson, Bartelt, Brandner, Brayshaw, Ellefson, Grupstra, House, Krueger, Lekie, Lissner, Meyer, Neuman, Risch, Roehl, Vesnefsky,

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 11/26/2014

Lissner, Helen F. (Bartelt) (25 OCT 1930 - 25 NOV 2014)

Helen F. Lissner, 84, Medford, died on Sunday, Nov. 23 at Aspirus Care and Rehab in Medford, where she had resided the past five years.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Medford, with Rev. James Krueger officiating. Interment of her cremated remains will take place at Medford Evergreen Cemetery II.

Visitation will be held at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford on Friday, Nov. 28 from 4 to 7 p.m., and at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

The former Helen Bartelt was born on Oct. 25, 1930 in Goodrich to the late Emil "Shorty" and Elizabeth (Risch) Bartelt. She attended Goodrich area schools.

On March 30, 1948 in Medford, she married Norman A. Lissner, who preceded her in death on Oct. 7, 1993. She worked for Memorial Hospital and Nursing Home for 50 years, and owned and operated an antique store in Medford. After retiring from the nursing home, she was an in-home caregiver.

She was a member of Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church. She enjoyed homemaking, antiquing, family and caring for others.

Survivors include 11 children, Mary (Jerry) Asleson of Janesville, Harvey Lissner, Judy Roehl, Donna (Dennis) Vesnefsky, Shirley (Ken) House, Beverly Lissner, Paul (Lynn) Lissner, Janet Lissner, Bernice (Mark) Meyer and Marlene (Todd) Brandner, all of Medford, and Loretta (Tom) Grupstra of Washburn; 50 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild on the way.

In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a son, Leon J. Lissner; three-grandsons, Travis Lekie, Shannon Brayshaw and Robbie Grupstra; three siblings, Virginia Bartelt in infancy, Chet Bartelt and Florence Neuman; a son-in-law, Curt Roehl; and a daughter-in-law, Cindy Ellefson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to her family to be designated at a later date.

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