Helen M. Maaske

Helen M. Maaske, nee Melius, 86, of West Bend died on Sunday, June 4, 2006 at the Samaritan Health Center.

She was born on May 16, 1920 in Fond du Lac County to the late Milton and Linda (nee Gerhardt) Melius.

After Helenís retirement from Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee, she spent many wonderful summers at Loon Lake near Florence with her favorite companion, her dog, Crickett Susie.

Survivors include four children, Russ (Kitty) Roecker, Joan (Bill) Meyer, Steve (Loup) Roecker and Toni (John) Hunter; nine grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Aspen and Mavis Lochen; two brothers, Miles Melius and Leroy "Ike" Melius; other relatives and friends.

At Helenís request, private family services will be held at a later date.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.