Obit: Domine, Helen I. (1913 – 2015)


Surnames: Domine, Strey, Thomas, Fredrickson, Dux, Dobson, Seibert, Schoonover, Hanson, Vanderkooy, Tidgwell, Potter, Morin

Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, WI) 06 Jan 2015

Domine, Helen I. (11 JUL 1913 – 1 JAN 2015)

Helen I. Domine, age 101, of Marshfield, WI, went home with the Lord on Thursday afternoon, January 1, 2015, with family nearby at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield, WI. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, January 8, 2015, at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal, WI. Father Steve Brice will officiate and burial will follow the service at St. Anthony's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Pallbearers will be her grandsons: Gary Shefchik, Randy Domine, Brian Domine, Steve Domine, Jason Dux, and Todd Schoonover. Honorary pallbearers are grandsons: Dennis Shefchik, Mike Domine, and Kevin Domine.

Helen Irene Strey was born on July 11, 1913, in the town of York to Robert and Anna (Thomas) Strey. She was raised on the family farm in York and attended Romadka School through 8th grade. She then moved to Marshfield, worked for a dentist, and later moved to Park Falls, where she did homecare. She married Manuial Domine on October 18, 1933 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Loyal. Together they moved to Augusta and then to Milwaukee. While in Milwaukee, she worked for Pabst Blue Ribbon Beer and made the ribbons for the bottles. In 1947, one year after they returned to Loyal, Helen and her twin sister opened Hazel's Style Shop. The name was changed to Helen's Style Shop, when she became the sole owner in 1949. The successful dress shop changed locations four times in 29 years prior to her retirement in 1976 due to a back injury. Her husband, Manuial, passed away March 4, 1996. She continued living in Loyal until she moved to Marshfield three years ago to live with her daughter.

Helen truly enjoyed spending time with family, along with baking, gardening, canning, crocheting, and cross stitch. She and her twin sister, Hazel, giggled together quite often when reminiscing about the innocent mischief they got into when growing up. Helen liked to share her experiences with others and chuckled as she told stories of serving an abundant meal almost every Sunday to a house full of guests, oftentimes unexpected, even while working and raising a family. Pies, with an unmatched, flaky, homemade crust, were her specialty. And later in life, the grandkids knew that when they visited, the cookie jar would be full to welcome them. She always had a smile, loved to laugh, and took joy in helping out wherever possible, even after her second 1st (101st) birthday. She was a wonderful Mother and Grandmother, and a pleasure to be around.

Helen will be missed by her two daughters, Shirley Shefchik (Allen Fredrickson) of Greenfield; and Barbara Dux of Marshfield; two sons, Ronald (Shirley) Domine of Mosinee; and Robert Domine of Loyal; 13 grandchildren, Dennis (Jean) Shefchik of Lander, WY; Kay (Patrick) Dobson of Brown Deer; Carol (Terry) Seibert of San Juan Capistrano, CA; Gary (Katie) Shefchik of Mukwonago; Randy (Shelley) Domine of Loyal; Mike (Dawn) Domine of Avondale, AZ; Kevin (Lisa) Domine of Wausau; Shelby (Todd) Schoonover of Kronewetter; Brian (Karrie) of Loyal; Steve (Angie) of Hewitt; Lisa (Nathan) Hanson of Oak Grove, MN; Denise (Brian) VanderKooy of Hatley; and Jason (Tiffany Tidgwell) Dux of Onalaska. She has 16 great-grandchildren, 8 step-great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren and 7 step-great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by three sisters, Hazel Seeman (twin sister) and Norma Potter, both of Marshfield; and LaVerne Morin of Menomonee Falls; and two brothers, Ceylon Strey of Sun City West, AZ; and Robert Strey of Franklin.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Manuial; sister, Elsie Fricke; brothers, Eralen, Ernie, Raymond, and Victor Strey; grandchildren, Debbie and Dale Shefchik; and great-grandchildren, Dustin and Holly Domine.

Condolences may be sent online to

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



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