Helen Francis Bienlein, 93


Helen Francis Bienlein passed away peacefully on Tuesday Aug. 4, 2009, at Lasata Care Center in Cedarburg at the age of 93.

Helen was born in Milwaukee to the late Joseph and Anna (nee Holler) Nebrotzki and married Edmund “Beans” Bienlein on Dec. 31, 1938 in Milwaukee.

Helen was a longtime active member of St. Francis Borgia Parish, St. 

Ann’s Sodality and the Canasta Club in Cedarburg.

She is survived by her children, Dr. Donna (Dr. Eugene) Burke of Elm Grove and Jeffrey (Deborah) Bienlein of Grafton; grandchildren, Christopher (Nancy) Burke of Australia, Daniel Burke of Oregon, Joseph (Kristin) Burke of Waukesha, Nicole, Amanda and Katherine Bienlein of Grafton; and one great-grandchild, Mickey. She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents and husband.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held today, Aug. 11, at 6 p.m. at St. Francis Borgia North Catholic Church, 1375 Covered Bridge Road in Cedarburg. Visitation will be at the church on Tuesday from 4:30 p.m. 

until the time of the Mass. Interment will be on Wednesday, Aug, 12, at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Grafton.

Memorials of your choice are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home in Cedarburg is serving the family. For online condolences, please go to  www.muellerfuneral-home.com.