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Helen Gatterman(1922 - 2012)

Helen E. Gatterman

Helen Elisabeth Gatterman, 90, 3380 Bridlewood Dr., Plover, WI, a former Merrill resident, died December 6, 2012 at Whispering Pines Assisted Living in Plover. Helen was born January 6, 1922 in Bloomville, WI, a daughter of the late William and Nellie (Evans) Gaedeke. She was married to Clifford Gatterman in 1946. He preceded her in death on Oct. 8, 2010.

Helen was a graduate of Merrill High School and during WWII worked at Weinbrenner Shoe Factory. She later became a co-owner of Gatterman's Poultry Farm, which she ran with her husband from 1955-1976. Her interests included: spending time with her family, reading, bowling, writing poetry, singing and traveling to visit relatives.

Survivors include one son, William (Pat) Gatterman, Waukesha; three daughters, Kathleen (Edward) Martinsen, Stevens Point; Christine (Ronald) Weseloh, Custer; and Lauri Gatterman, CA; one brother, Charles (Elaine) Rahlf, Kingman, AZ; three sisters-in-law, Alice Alberg, Merrill; Ruth Gaedeke, Wausau; and Dorothy Rahlf, Merrill; 12 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren and one step-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford; one brother, Walter Gaedeke; two sisters, Margaret Tanck and Viola Schuster; one step-brother, Wesley Rahlf and one step-sister, Irene Kadlac.

Funeral Services will be held at 12:00 PM Tuesday, December 11, 2012 at Waid Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until the time of service at the funeral home. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.

Funeral Home

Waid Funeral Home
301 Eagle Drive Merrill, WI 54452
(715) 536-4646

Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Dec. 7, 2012
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