Obit: Martin, Helen R. (1931 - 2015)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Drought, Gulcynski, Liazuk, Martin, Mravik, Neubauer, Powers, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 1/15/2015

Martin, Helen R. (Powers) (6 SEP 1931 - 14 JAN 2015)

Helen R. Martin, 83, of rural Gilman, died on Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015 at Our Lady of Victory Hospital in Stanley.

She was born on Sept. 6, 1931 to the late Lester and Flossie (Drought) Powers. She grew up in the Donald area and graduated from Gilman High School. On Oct. 7, 1950, she married Francis Martin in Gilman. The couple farmed and lived in the town of Pershing ever since.

Helen taught catechism for the parish for many years. She also loved to feed the birds, pick wild flowers, puzzles, reading and was a great wife, mother and grandmother.

Helen is survived by her husband of 64 years, Francis; four daughters, Sherry (John) Neubauer of Random Lake, Connie (Dave) Gulcynski of Thorp, Nancy (Bruce) Liazuk of Medford and Vickie Martin of Kaukauna; 11 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Dawn (Emil) Mravik of Portage. She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Ronald; sisters, Phyllis, Florence and Norma; and brothers, Rueben and William.

A memorial mass will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 23 at St. John's Catholic Church in Sheldon, with Father Gerard Willger officiating. Burial of cremains will follow in the Donald Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until time of service on Friday at the church.

Plombon Funeral Service-Gilman assisted the family with arrangements.



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