Helen Kirscher was born May 22, 1913, in her family ranch home near Clyde Park. She attended Cowan Grade School and Park County High School. She attended Montana State College and Viterbo College in Wisconsin.
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Helen entered the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration in LaCrosse, Wis., in 1931.
From 1934 to 1940 she taught in various grade schools in Wisconsin, Iowa and Washington. In 1940-42 she taught grades 1 and 2 at Holy Rosary in Bozeman. She then returned to the Midwest to teach. She returned to Holy Rosary and taught until 1967. In 1968 she was named director of religious education and secretary of the parish council until 1991.
Sister Helen retired in 1993 and in 2006 celebrated 75 years of religious life as a Franciscan Sister. She entered the Villa St. Joseph nursing home in LaCrosse, Wis., in 1999 until her death April 27, 2007.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Florence Kirscher; three brothers, Mark, Vincent, and Clarence; and a sister, Christine Henke.
She is survived by her sister, Marie Flatt of Bozeman; sister-in-law, Bette Kirscher of Polson; and she was "Auntie Sister" to many nieces and nephews, grand-nieces and grand-nephews.
Services will be held Wednesday, May 2, in LaCrosse, Wis.; interment in Gate of Heaven Cemetery in LaCrosse.
Published in Bozeman Daily Chronicle on May 1, 2007