Hoelzel, Helen

Date of Death: Sep 09, 2016
Hoelzel, Helen

1927 - 2016

Helen J. Hoelzel, 89, of Waupun, died September 9, 2016.

Helen was born on September 5, 1927 in Green Bay, WI to Alfred and Grace (Schinke) Falck of Morrison, WI. She was united in marriage to Clement C. Hoelzel on May 20, 1950 at the St. Joseph rectory in Waukesha, WI.

Helen was a dedicated registered nurse, working in hospitals and clinics in Milwaukee, Waukesha, Knoxville, IA and Waupun. Mother to three children: Barbara, James, and Sally; mother-in-law to Lori and Peter; grandmother to five; and great-grandmother to eight. She loved them all, as well as flower gardening and writing poetry.

She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Clem Hoelzel of Waupun; her children: Barbara B. Schumacher of Wauwatosa, James C. (Lori) Hoelzel of Waupun, and Sally A. (Peter Eckblad) Hoelzel of Racine; her grandchildren: Jessica (Jason) Cook, Andrea (Ian Smith) Hoelzel, Samantha Hoelzel and Jim Younger, James C. (Carley) Hoelzel II, and Elena Eckblad; five great-granddaughters: Cadence, Keirstyn, Alexandria, Tava, and Eleanor; three great-grandsons: Henry, Brandon, and Jon. She is further survived by her brother, Frederick (Lois) Falck of Green Bay; and three sisters-in-law: Susan Falck of MI, Lois Hoelzel of Eau Claire, WI, and Suzanne Falck of MI.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Richard Falck; and a brother-in-law, Howard Hoelzel.

Helen was a member of Pella Lutheran Church in Waupun for 54 years.

Services & Special Thanks

A graveside service officiated by Rev. David Knuth of Pella was held on September 12, 2016. Special thanks to Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home and to all of the caregivers who assisted during Helen’s illness.

She will be dearly missed by family and friends.



  1. Don and Gert Roets & family Says: September 14, 2016 at 9:56 am

    Dear Clem and family

    Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.
    May God’s loving kindness comfort all of you during this saddened time.

  2. ginny Seaholm Says: September 17, 2016 at 3:37 pm

    Dear Clem and family,
    A shock to read of Helen’s death.
    I always enjoyed her and you two, together.
    Some nice memories we have of the county board,
    building the WGST and all your great help.
    With Love and Sympathy,
    ginny and Ray Seaholm

  3. Mary Ellen Moul Says: September 17, 2016 at 7:59 pm

    I was so sorry to hear about Helen. You have my deepest sympathy. She was a great lady. I enjoyed being with both of you so much.

  4. Glen Greenfield Says: September 17, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    May God continue to comfort & sustain you in the fact that she will be missed here but now is praising our HEAVENLY FATHER. Our sincere sympathy.
    Glen & Sandy Greenfield

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