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Helen Heath Wheeler
February 13, 1940 ~ December 27, 2023 (age 83) 83 Years Old
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Helen H. Wheeler was called home to eternal life on Wednesday December 27, 2023, at the age of 83. Loving mother to 3 daughters, Debra (Gary) Householder, Brenda (Michael) Konemann and Margaret (Timothy) Zander. Grandma to Daniel, Kevin, Jamie, Kyle, Krissy, Casey, Michaela and Ashley. She was known as Grandma Helen to 24 great grandchildren. Helen is also survived by her sister Marilyn Walden.
Helen was born February 13, 1940, in New Lisbon to Heath B. and Margaret V. (Georgeson) Walden. She attended New Lisbon Public School, graduating from the Class of 1958. She was united marriage to James A. Wheeler Jr. in Oshkosh on February 7, 1959. They were married 53 years before Jim's passing June 1, 2012.
Helen's first job was working at the IGA store in New Lisbon. She attended the American Floral Art School in Chicago and owned the New Lisbon Greenhouse on Carroll Street. After moving to Mauston in 1968 Helen worked at the Mauston Greenhouse. In 1973 she joined the Army National Guard. Helen became a data processor/Computer programmer working at Camp Williams in Camp Douglas. Before retirement in1997 she taught at the Wisconsin Military Academy at Volk Field.
Besides military life Helen was also very involved with the Masonic family. She was the Guardian of Job Daughters Bethel 46, New Lisbon, Past Grand Guardian for the state of Wisconsin, Worthy Matron in Eastern Star Lemonweir Chapter, Mauston, member of Rainbow Chapter, Wisconsin Rapids and Electa Chapter, Milwaukee. She is also a Past Grand Matron for the state of Wisconsin.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents, her brothers James and Ryan, one sister Priscilla and her husband Jim.
The family would like to thank Frontida of Germantown Assisted Living and Memory Care staff, Bluestone Medical Group and Preceptor Hospice for all the care and guidance.
A memorial visitation will be held on Monday, January 8, 2024, from 10:00 a.m. until 11:45 p.m. at the New Lisbon Community Center. A graveside service will then be held at the Brewster Cemetery on Hwy A at 12:00 p.m with military honors provided by New Lisbon American Legion Post 110. Following the graveside service friends and family are invited back to the New Lisbon Community Center for fellowship and lunch.
In lieu of flowers the family requests memorials or donations given to Alzheimer https://www.alz.org/wi, Honor Flights https://www.wisconsinhonorflight.org, Preceptor Home Health & Hospice W175 N11117 Stonewood Dr. UNIT 100, Germantown, WI
The Hare Funeral Home in New Lisbon is assisting the family with services. Online condolences are available at www.harefuneralhome.com.