Helen J. Behselich

Sept. 24, 1931 - April 28, 2007

Helen J. Behselich, 75, of Palmyra, died Saturday, April 28, 2007, at University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison.

Helen was born Sept. 24, 1931, in Palmyra, the daughter of Ralph and Jesse (nee Burton) Grant. She married Gordon Tietz on Oct. 15, 1949, and following his death, she married Vern Behselich on Sept. 24, 1988. She was an active member of Siloam Methodist Church.

Helen is survived by her loving husband Vern of Palmyra; her children, Kenneth (Colleen) Tietz of Palmyra, Allen (Debbie) Tietz of Palmyra and Susie Beaver (Randy Thorman) of Fort Atkinson; stepchildren, Wayne (Chris) Behselich of Fort Atkinson, Connie (Henry) Gaffner of California, Marlys (Virgil) Thorson of Indiana, Blaine (Dee Dee) Behselich of Palmyra and Geraldine Behselich of Indiana; two grandchildren, Jaime (nee Tietz) (Jason) Rohr and Michael Beaver. Helen is further survived by several stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her first husband Gordon Tietz, her parents, and her son, Jerry Tietz.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, May 3, 2007, at Mealy’s Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, with the Rev. William McBride officiating. Burial will follow at Melendys Prairie Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Wednesday May 2, 2007, and also from 10 a.m. until time of service Thursday, May 3, 2007, at the funeral home.

If desired, memorials may be made to Siloam Methodist Church.

Mealy’s Funeral Home, 320 W. Main St., Palmyra, is serving the family. For more information, please call the funeral home at 594-2442.