Helen Diene (nee Arentsen) Roberts

Funeral services were held on June 9 at the Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral Home in Mequon for Helen Diene (nee Arentsen) Roberts, RN. Helen, formerly of Mequon, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 6, 2006 at the age of 75. Interment took place at Cedar Grove Cemetery.

Helen was born on April 10, 1931. She grew up in northern Wisconsin and loved to talk about her memories of life in small towns. Helen left the small town life to attend Columbia School of Nursing in Milwaukee. After graduating, Helen worked at Columbia Hospital for over 30 years and still had enough time and energy to devote herself to her husband and the raising of four children. Nursing was her passion. Helen lived for her grandchildren and loved to bake with them. She will be missed by many.

Helen was the loving mother of Jerry Thomas (Mary Kay), Barbara Diene (Michael) Rossell, David Michael (Patti) and Margaret Jane (Michael) Roberts-Peed; devoted grandmother of Nicholas and Hamish Rossell, Theodore and Matthew Roberts, Becky (Cliff) Ehlert, Caleigh, Zachary, Theodora and Fiona Peed; and great-grandmother of Mackenzie Ehlert. She is further survived by her dear sisters-in-law Elaine, Jean and Bettie Anne; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her beloved husband Theodore R. Roberts.

If desired, memorials to Wisconsin Right to Life or the charity of your choice are appreciated.