Obit: Domine, Helen I. #2 (1913 - 2015)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Domine, Thomas, Strey, Shefchik, Fredrickson, Dux, Dobson, Seibert, Schoonover, Hanson, VanderKooy, Tidgwell, Seeman, Potter, Morin, Fricke, Brice

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 1/07//2015

Domine, Helen Irene (11 July 1913 - 1 January 2015)

Helen I. Domine, 101, of Marshfield went home with the lord Thursday afternoon, Jan. 1, 2015, with family nearby at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Helen Irene Strey was born 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 eighth grade. She then moved to Marshfield, worked for a dentist, and later moved to Park Falls where she did homecare. She married Manuial Domine Oct. 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 like to share her experiences with others and chuckled as she told stories of serving an abundant meal every Sunday to a house full of guests, often-times 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 too 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 whenever possible, even after her second first (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 Frederickson) of Greenfield and Barba 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 Shefchik of Mukwonago, Randy (Shelley) Domine of Loyal, Mike (Dawn) Domine of Avondale, AZ, Kevin (Lisa) Domine of Wausau, Shelby (Todd) Schoonover of Kronenwetter, Brian (Karrie) Domine of Loyal, Steve (Angie) Domine of Hewitt, Lisa (Nathan) Hanson of Oak Grove, MN, Denise (Brian) VanderKooy of Hatley and Jason (Tiffany Tidgwell) Dux of Onalaska; 16 great-grandchildren; eight step-great-grandchildren, 14 great-great- grandchildren and seven step-great-great-grandchildren. She is further survived by three sisters: Hazel Seeman (twin sister) and Norma Potter, both of Marshfield, and LaVern 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; a sister Elsie Fricke; brothers: Eralen, Ernie, Raymond and Victor Strey; grandchildren, Debbie and Dale Shefchik; and great-grandchildren, Dustin and Holly Domine.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal. Father Steve Brice will officiate, and burial will follow the services 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.

Condolences may be sent online to  The Cuddie Funeral Home of Loyal assisted the family with arrangements.



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