Helen A. Meurer

Helen A. Meurer, nee Felzer, 91, of West Bend, passed away quietly surrounded by her family and dear friend on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2007.

She was born on April 8, 1916 in Appleton to the late Henry and Bertha (nee Lorenz) Felzer.

At the age of 16, Helen moved to Stevens Point, and later settled in Milwaukee. After finishing high school, she attended Spen-cerian College and studied music at the former Milwaukee College of Music and became an accomplished pianist.

Helen taught piano for many years both for the college and privately. She later earned a degree in metaphysics.

Helen was also gifted artistically and fashioned beautifully embellished all occasion cards adorned with her lovely calligraphy. Her cards have been displayed at the West Bend Library.

On July 15, 1959, she was united in marriage to Daniel R. Meurer, D.C., at St. Sebastianís Catholic Church in Milwaukee.

In 1982, they moved to the Village at the Cedar Lake Campus, where she had lived until her death.

Daniel preceded her in death on Jan. 7, 1984.

Helenís life at the Cedar Lake Campus was very fulfilling. While living there, she was a dedicated volunteer and active in many groups, including the Ridgeville Choristers, the Melody in Motion Dance Troupe, the Senior Tap Group and also performed as a solo dancer known as the "Silver Fox."

The residents on campus became Helenís extended family and were much loved by her.

Survivors include a brother, Harold Felzer of Milwaukee; a sister Ione (William) Smit of San Francisco, Calif.; a sister-in-law, Ruth Hrovatin of Simsburg, Conn.; and her beloved pet, Christie.

She is further survived by nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and very special friends at Cedar Lake Campus.

She was preceded in death by 14 brothers and sisters.

The family will greet relatives and friends at the Chapel of the Chimes at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13235 W. Capitol Drive, Brookfield on Friday, Oct. 12. at 10 a.m. with memorial services to follow at 10:30 a.m

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Cedar Community Founda-tion are appreciated.

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


Helenís family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Crossings on Chestnut at the Cedar Lake Health and Rehabilitation Center for their loving care during Helenís illness, and to neighbors and friends for all of their help and support.