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.