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12/5/1935 - 7/23/2014
Helen took her last breath on this earth Wednesday, July 23, and met with great joy the Lord who gives us victory in death.
Helen was born December 5, 1935 in Martinsburg Nebraska where she lived until her early teenage years. She went on to live in seven different states throughout her life. As a woman of great faith, she was a member of the Lutheran Church in each town she lived. Helen met Lou Rasplicka in Kansas City where they married in 1956.
Helen was an accomplished artist, honing her skills in many art mediums over the years. After moving to San Antonio in 1975, Helen was active in various art, writing and poetry groups and was a charter member of the San Antonio Calligraphers Guild, serving as the President from 1977 - 1979. She taught Calligraphy at the S.W. School of Art, known then as The Southwest Craft Center, for over 13 years. Her strong Faith is evident and reflected in many of her works of art, through which she will continue to speak to us.
Helen is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Dorathea Ullrich; and siblings Marvin, Mari, Melton, Raymond and Jerry Ullrich.
Helen was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother, and she will be missed by her husband, Lou Rasplicka; children, Ginger (Rick) Brendler, Sam (Jane) Rasplicka, and Joe Rasplicka; and her grandchildren, Kaela, Genna, Annie, Stacia and Colby. She is survived by her siblings Myra Wilkinson and Bob Ullrich.
A heartfelt thank you to all of Helen's personal caregivers, the residents, family members, friends and staff at Colonial Gardens as well as New Century Hospice. You all were a positive light in her final personal journey.
A celebration of Helen's life will be held Friday, November 28, at 11:00 a.m. at Los Patios in San Antonio, Texas. Please refer to www.dignitymemorial.com for further information. In lieu of sending flowers, please consider a donation to the
Published in Express-News on Aug. 1, 2014