Friday, November 28, 2008

Gladys L. Helding

Gladys L. Helding, 91, passed away at Oakridge Care Center on Friday, November 28, 2008.

Gladys was born in Raymond Center on June 24, 1917, to Adolph and Lillian (nee, Becker) Steinmueller. She married Harvey Helding on September 25, 1937. He preceded her in death in 1986. Gladys was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Caledonia and had been a volunteer for St. Rita’s School and St. Luke’s Hospital.

Survivors include her sons, Richard (Andrea) Helding of Payson, AZ, and Robert (Donna) Helding of Caledonia; grandchildren, Kristine (Henry) Kucera, Judy (Michael) Ball, Dee Ann (David) Larsen, David (Karen) Helding and Ethan Helding; great-grandchildren, Nicholas and Samuel Kucera, Dakota Larsen and Jesse and Erin Ball; and her sister, Dorothy Chovan of Bonita Springs, FL. Gladys is also survived by other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Judith Ann Helding in 1960; and son Ronald Helding in 1997.

Funeral services for Gladys will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 7900 Nicholson Road, on Tuesday, December 2, 2008, at 1 p.m. with Rev. Emile Burgess officiating. Interment will follow at Caledonia Memorial Park Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family at the church on Tuesday morning from 11:30 a.m. until the time of services. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church Expansion Fund would be appreciated.

The family would like to thank the staff of Oak Ridge Care Center for the wonderful care they’ve given Gladys during her extended time there.

Purath-Strand Funeral Home & Crematory
3915 Douglas Ave., Racine (262) 639-8000

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