Helen P. Dalton
1932 - 2021
June 25, 1932
January 11, 2021
Helen P. Dalton

Peacefully passed away on January 11, 2021, at the age of 88. Loving mother of Garold (Julie) Dalton, III. Proud grandmother of Rebecca Dalton. Predeceased by her brother, Robert Porth, and sisters, Ruth Seidenstricker and Jean Wifler Steiner. Further survived by other loving relatives and friends.

Helen was born deaf and at age three, started boarding school at the Roby Allen School of the Deaf, in Fairbault, MN. There she learned to lip read and joined her "second family." Helen graduated from Cardinal Stritch College and worked for Allis Chalmers until she married Gary Dalton Jr. in 1961. In the early 1970s, she started her second career teaching in the Milwaukee Public School District until her retirement. Helen did not learn sign language until becoming an adult but once she learned, she taught many hearing people the joys of signing at Moraine Park Technical College in West Bend. Helen co-founded the Silent Singers; a group that signs songs and participates in parades and events around WI. Helen was a faithful and dedicated member of her church, Emmanuel Lutheran Church of the Deaf. Helen truly loved summers spent at Big Cedar Lake with extended family, friends, and especially with her sister Jean.

A private service will take place on Monday, January 18, at 11:00AM. The service will be live streamed. A link to view the live stream will be provided in Helen's obituary on www.feerickfuneralhome.com. Friends and family are encouraged to share memories and sign her online guestbook, which can also be accessed through her obituary at www.feerickfuneralhome.com. Helen will be laid to rest, next to her parents, at Holy Cross Cemetery in Milwaukee, WI. Memorials in her name may be made to Emmanuel Lutheran Church of the Deaf, 2306 S 98th St, West Allis, WI 53227.

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Jan. 12 to Jan. 13, 2021.
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I looked forward to my visits with Helen. She always had a smile for me. I feel honored to have met her. Sending love and light to her family and friends.
Elizabeth Schwartz
January 15, 2021
When I joined The Silent Singers, I met Helen. She was a remarkable woman and I enjoyed getting to know her. I didn’t know ASL enough to be able to have conversations directly with her but she didn’t let that stop her from communicating with me. She could read lips very well and she was always cheerful. She will be missed!! My condolences to your family!!
Christie Jobs
January 14, 2021
Helen was a remarkable lady. She didn't let her hearing deter her in any way. We were neighbors for many years. I enjoyed Helen's visits and her cheerful personality. Rest in peace Helen. Always, Libby
Libby Mitten
January 13, 2021
One of my favorite people and a world-champion deaf person, I always wished I spoke ASL better so I could have talked with her more. Fortunately, she also read lips, so the conversations we did have were always lively and fun. Loved her laugh, too.
Rob Grede
January 13, 2021