Helen Caul

  • Born: February 5, 1922
  • Died: December 27, 2019
  • Location: Beaver Dam, Wisconsin

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Helen (Teague) Caul passed away peacefully on December 27, 2019 in Beaver Dam, WI at the age of 97.

She was born February 5, 1922 in Billings, MO to Leonard and Lurla Teague, growing up on a farm. She had three siblings: Mildred Little, June Hicks and James Teague. She graduated from Clever High School in Clever, MO, in 1939 and from Southwest Missouri State College in 1945 with a B.S. in Home Economics. She taught high school Home Economics in Blue Springs, MO, 1945-1947. One of her greatest achievements was being a woman who earned her own way through college during the Great Depression and Dust Bowl. Helen married John H. Caul in Buffalo, NY, 1947; they also lived in Sheboygan and La Crosse, WI.

She had four children: Patrick (Linda) Caul, Alexandria, VA; Stafford (Denise) Caul, Beaver Dam, WI; Andrew Caul; Elizabeth Caul, Middleton, WI. She has four grandchildren: Jennifer Caul, Athena (Brian) Caul, Jeremiah (Kim) Caul and Travis (Tara) Caul. She also has seven great-grandchildren: Erica, Tyler, John David, Luke, Brennan, Elly and Maddox.

Helen was a remarkable woman to all who knew her. First and foremost, she was known for her extraordinary generosity, as well as for her integrity, fierce independence, strength and grit. Her family, neighbors, friends, and strangers alike, were the grateful recipients of her generous spirit, routinely expressed through baking (especially her famous pies), cooking, garden produce/flowers, and hundreds of charities.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, John; son, Andrew; sister, Mildred.

Gratitude to Stafford and Denise for their care of Helen in their home over the past two years, and to the staff at Hillside Manor Nursing Home in Beaver Dam during her last month.

There will be a private memorial service held for the family. Inurnment will be at Catholic Cemetery in La Crosse at a later date. If so inspired, in celebration of Helen's enormous heart, donating to a charity for humanity would make her smile.

Condolence & Memory Journal

I know grandma has touched a lot of lives. She was a very strong woman and accomplished what she set her mind to. She will be missed, but I am glad she isn't going to suffer. Much thanks, appreciation, and love to our family and those that took care of her.

Posted by Jennifer Townsend - Woodbridge, VA - Grandchild   January 06, 2020

The short time I got to know Helen she was always full of smiles. She always brightened my day. She will be greatly missed.

Posted by Jelona Williams - WI - Acquaintance   December 28, 2019

Mom, I will miss you so much. I want to Thank You for all the care and Love you gave me all your life from the wonderful Xmas cookie care packages, newspaper articles with your notes attached, wonderful letters full of family doings and your observations and especially your Father's Day cards where you told me how proud you were of my "Daddy accomplishments". That meant the world to me knowing you thought I had done good. I am and will always be proud to be your son.

Posted by John(PATRICK) caul - alexandria, VA - Son   December 28, 2019


I am a member of Mary Mother of the Church Parish, La Crosse, WI. Helen was truly a special lady and I can relate to the wonderful things said about her in her obituary. We somehow connected over gardening and recipes and I was often the beneficiary of some of her wonderful baking and recipes. She was a delight and so generous. I still miss her presence at the 4 p.m. Saturday evening Mass; she always sat up front in the far right row of pews. I recall how flattered she was to get weekend visits from grandchildren and their families and it was a good excuse for her to put her baking skills to work. My sympathy to all of you! Rest In Peace, dear Helen!

Posted by Virginia Horstman - La Crosse, WI - Friend   December 28, 2019

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