Helen Sophia McLaughlin

Helen Sophia McLaughlin, nee Warner, of West Bend, went peacefully to be with our Lord on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008 at the dear age of 95.

She was born into the loving arms of William and Alvina (nee Miller) Warner on March 30, 1912 in the town of Lynden, Wis.

Helen loved writing letters and cards for all of the people she loved, never missing a birthday or special occasion.

She enjoyed watching the Packers, Brewers or any other sporting event that she could.

Being a longtime resident of Allenton, she had many fond memories at the Red Cliff Bowl.

Helen cherished every visit from all of her family members and friends.

Helen is survived by three loving children, Joan Schikowski of Waukesha, William McLaughlin of West Bend and Carol Sheehan of Hatley.

She will be missed by 14 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren and six great-great-grandchildren.

She is further survived by her brother, Roy (Ginny) Warner of West Bend; and nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and special friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Mary Lou Katzenberger; her parents; brothers and sisters, William Warner, Otis Warner and Pearl Carpenter; and a very special person in her life, Wilfred "Red" Theisen.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, Feb. 12, at 3:00 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, 1025 S. Seventh Ave. West Bend, with Father. Jeff Haines officiating.

Family and friends may visit at the church only on Tuesday from 1 p.m. until the time of service at 3 p.m.

Private burial will take place at a later date.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family


The family would like to give special thanks to Karen and Chris for their extra loving care and time spent with her.