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Helga Schmidt-Gengenbach


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Helga Schmidt-Gengenbach

Bishop, CA

Helga Schmidt-Gengenbach (nee Hunger) departed this earth on October 7, 2016, with family at her side.

She was born in Dortmund, Germany in 1925, and after surviving World War II, worked as a bookkeeper. She married Siegfried Schmidt-Gengenbach in 1951, and together they began. a new life in the US in 1954, settling in the West Grove/Avondale, PA area. After continuing bookkeeping work at Star Rose Nurseries, Helga left to raise a family. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, and tireless caregiver to family members and friends. She loved plants, birds, music, singing, dancing, and above all, laughing. In 2012 she moved to Bishop, CA, to spend her remaining days at Sterling Heights Assisted Living Community, very near one of her daughters.

Preceded in death by her husband, Siegfried, she is survived by her daughter Marianne Schmidt-Gengenbach (Sue Mullins) of Crawfordville, FL, and Jutta Schmidt-Gengenbach (Jeff Holmquist) of Bishop, CA. Visit Helga's online memorial at http://helga.forevermissed.com to share your thoughts about her. In lieu of flowers, the family encourages donations in Helga's name to the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation at bbrfoundation.org.
Published in The News Journal on Oct. 23, 2016
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