Helen M. Betko, age 91, passed away Monday, December 28, 2009, at Wheaton Franciscan-All Saints Medical Center with her daughter, Donna, and relatives by her side. Helen was born in Racine, March 20, 1918, daughter of the late William and Caroline (Nee: Jankowske) Jahn. Helen was a lifelong member and taught Sunday school at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her loving daughter, Donna; sister, Alice Hansen, both of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter; three brothers; and one sister.
Respecting her mother's wishes, private services were held at the Maresh-Meredith and Acklam Funeral Home with Rev. John Roekle officiating. Entombment followed at Graceland Cemetery. Memorials to the First Evangelical Lutheran Church have been suggested.
MARESH-MEREDITH AND ACKLAM FUNERAL HOME
803 Main St., Racine 262-634-7888