Helen Arendt

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Helen C. Arendt

Mrs. Helen Arendt, of Sunset Circle in Shawano, formerly of Lake Church and Fredonia, passed away unexpectedly yet peacefully while surrounded by her family on Friday evening, August 10, 2012. She was 84 years old. Helen was born in the Town of Fredonia on November 18, 1927, daughter of Robert and Lucy Grahser Leider. She attended local schools and graduated from Port Washington High School with the Class of 1945. Helen worked as a secretary at Gilson Bros. in Fredonia before she was united in marriage with Robert J. Arendt on August 1, 1953, at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Fredonia. The couple settled in Lake Church and raised their family until they retired in 1986. Then, having fallen in love with the area while camping as the kids were growing up, they moved to Shawano. Mrs. Arendt was a member of Divine Savior Parish - St. Mary's Lake Church Chapel, as well as a member of St. Martin's Parish in Cecil. She was a former member of St. Mary's Christian Mothers and the Belgium American Legion Auxiliary. In her younger days, she served as a Den Mother for the Cub Scouts. Helen enjoyed reading, cutting out and trying new recipes, as well as playing sheepshead with family & friends and traveling. A truly kind, giving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother, she lived each day with life and heart, surpassing what was asked of her to always give what she saw was needed. Her family was most important to her, and she valued her time spent with them. She is survived by her husband, Robert, of Shawano, their 7 children: Gary (the late Donna) of Kenosha, Daniel of Union Grove, Richard (Barbara) of Slinger, James of Hubertus, Sandra of Princeton, Jeffrey, also of Union Grove, and Diane of Lake Church. She is further survived by 6 grandchildren: Kyle (Ashley) of Jackson, Keith (Amy) of Appleton, Brian of Seattle, WA, Kelly of Minneapolis, MN, Katie (fiancé Peter Williquette) of Fitchburg and Megan of Washington, DC as well as 1 brother, Gregory Leider of Fredonia, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, daughter-in-law Donna, 2 brothers: Aloise and Henry Leider and 2 sisters: Julia Eischen and Lucille Vanderloop. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6PM on Tuesday, August 14th, at Divine Savior Parish, St. Mary Lake Church Chapel. Father Jim Ernster will preside. She will be laid to rest the following day in the parish cemetery. The family will receive visitors at CHURCH Tuesday from 4-6PM. The Eernisse Funeral Home in Belgium is assisting the family with arrangements, online condolences can be left at www.eernissefuneralhome.com .

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Eernisse Funeral Home
171 North Royal Avenue Belgium, WI 53004
(262) 285-4141
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Published in Sheboygan Press on Aug. 12, 2012
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