Helen C. Nierode

Helen C. Nierode passed away at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg in the early morning hours of Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005 at the age of 93. The family will hold a private service for Helen at a later date and inurnment will take place in Zur Ruhe Cemetery in Cedarburg. Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington is assisting the family with arrangements.

Helen was born in Port Washington on Sept. 5, 1912, daughter of Gustave and Emilie Kleitz Mehring. On June 12, 1937 she was united in marriage with Erwin Nierode at St. Johnís Lutheran Church in Port Washington. Erwin preceded her in death on Nov. 28, 1988.

Helen was a clerk at the Wisconsin Energies power plant for many years. She and her family liked spending time at their second home in Eagle River. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing and socializing. She was also an avid sheepshead player.

Helen is survived by her two children Barbara (Wayne) Schei of Cedarburg and Dale (Patricia) Nierode of Houston, Texas; grandchildren Trisha and Mark (Joy) Nierode of Houston, Texas, and Melissa (Kenny) Miller of Dallas, Texas; and her twin brother Harold (Dorothy) Mehring of Campbellsport. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, one sister and three brothers.

The family suggests that memorials be given to Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg. For online condolences, please visit www.eernissefuneralhome.com.