Keber, Helen Webster
Keber, Helen Webster, 88 passed away on Dec. 18, 2013, at Oakwood Manor Oshkosh, due to complications of dementia and a recent fall. Helen was born on Sept. 17, 1925, in Oshkosh. She moved to Waukegan, Ill. and married Joseph Keber, former mayor and alderman on May 8, 1948. They retired in Florida and moved back to Oshkosh in 1987.
Helen is survived by her family, daughter, Diane Keber Soper (Jack), grandson, Scott Soper, Oshkosh; son, Gary Keber (Leonora), Florida and her beloved cat, Spooky.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph Keber; parents, George and Verne Webster; brothers, George and Jack; sisters, Margarite and Lorraine.
To my dearest Mother, I have lost my best friend. I was so blessed to have such a wonderful mother. People were always drawn to you with your kindness and caring ways toward everyone. I was so proud of your talents as a professional singer and ice skater. At the age of 20 you were singing with your own orchestra at the Aragon Ballroom in Chicago. Lawrence Welk spotted you and asked you to be the "Champagne Lady" on The Lawrence Welk Show. Then you skated your way to the cover of Abbott Laboratories magazine. What a talented painter you were. How lucky to anyone who has one of her masterpieces. You loved baking potitca and Christmas cookies for my Chicken Coop open house filling the kitchen with your beautiful songs.
You will be missed everyday of our lives. Nothing will be the same without you.. May God be with you my angel.
My family would like to thank the extraordinary staff at Oakwood Manor: Kari, Kate Amy, Julie, Anton, Brenna, Amber, Brooke, Chris, Megan, Sarah, Velvet, Laurie, Mary, Kristin, Bonita, Steve, Nina, Deb and Jalane and Erin who had a very special place in Helen's heart.
A special thanks to Tim Burns. His kindness has been greatly appreciated and to Brian for constantly fixing her tv. We can't forget to mention the beloved Lily, the visiting Labrador retriever.
Thank you to the hospice nurses for your care and kindness for my mom. Thank you pastor Dave for being with me at my moms final hours.
We would like to thank all the first responders from the Town of Algoma and the City of Oshkosh for the numerous trips to our house and Oakwood Manor. You are very kind and special.
Per our wishes there will be no visitation. A private burial took place on Friday, Dec. 20 at Sacred Heart Cemetery. Please send any condolences to 2225 Burnwood Dr., Oshkosh, WI 54902.
May God bless all of you at this very special time of year.
Poklasny Funeral Home