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Mabel  E. Helmer

Obituary for Mabel E. Helmer

February 3, 1928 - August 28, 2020
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin | Age 92

Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother


Mabel E. Helmer, 92, of Beaver Dam and formerly of Cambria, was called to her Heavenly home on Friday, August 28, 2020 at the Beaver Dam Bedrock Health Care Center.

A visitation for Mabel will be held on Wednesday, September 2nd from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the Koepsell-Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam. A private family funeral service will take place with the Rev. Paul Stratmann officiating. Interment will take place at Cambria Cemetery in Cambria, WI. The Helmer family asks all guests to please wear a face mask and practice social distancing.

Mabel was born the daughter of Earl and Ella (Ruenger) Oliver on February 3, 1928. She was united in marriage with Orrie A. Helmer on September 9, 1945 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. Before marriage Mabel was a telephone operator, then with her husband farmed in Cambria and raised her family and later was employed in the kitchen at the Beaver Dam Hospital.

Mabel was a member of St. Stephen's Ev. Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam. She loved to knit and crochet and make crafts for her great-grandchildren. She enjoyed putting puzzles together and playing cards. Mabel was well known for her purple cow collection, she made the news in the Milwaukee Journal and had people mailing her purple cows from all over the state. Most of all Mabel loved spending time with her family.

She is survived by her two sons; Orville (Faye) Helmer of Markesan and Howard (Donna) Helmer of Beaver Dam, four grandchildren; Marc (Kathleen) Helmer, Marcia (Josh) Gibbons, Daniel (Samantha) Helmer and Michelle (Robby) Litzer, eleven great-grandchildren; Andrew, Hanna, Melissa (Nathan), Eric, Matt, Dakota, Anthony, Jaxson, Robert, Bradley and Abbey, brothers and sister-in-law; Charles Hron, Leonard Neuman and Ina Mae Helmer. Mabel is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Mabel was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Orrie in 2013, sisters; Marlene Neuman, Mary Ellen (Art) Wallendal, Karen (Dennis) Beers and Carol Hron, brothers; Gary Oliver and Earl "Sonny" Oliver.

The family would like to thank the staff at the Beaver Dam Bedrock Care Center and a special thank you to Sam for your great care of Mabel.

If desired memorials may be directed to the St. Stephen's Telethon in Mabel's name.

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