Margaret Helke (1920 - 2013)

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Helke, Margaret Anne

Margaret Anne (nee Bentz) Helke passed away on Thursday, November 28 after a brief illness. She was the daughter of August and Anne Bentz, born on March 9, 1920 in Dickinson, ND and grew up in Nekoosa, WI.

After attending business school in Green Bay, WI she moved to Minneapolis, MN where she worked as a legal assistant. She returned to Nekoosa to work for E.D. Helke. They later married and raised 7 children.

Family, friends and neighbors enjoyed her baking skills. Margaret loved to garden and canned food every fall.

Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, her grandson, Matt Helke and her siblings, August, Don, Mary Graber and Alice Bervin.

She is survived by her sister, Katherine Nelligan of Santa Rosa, CA; her children, Tom, Jim, Mike, Peter, Tim, David and Susan; and her 5 grandchildren, Anne, Caitlyn, Carissa, Seth and Ethan.

The family will hold a private service in the spring.


Funeral Home
Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home
615 1st Street Nekoosa, WI 54457
(715) 886-3161
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Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Dec. 4, 2013
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