Helen L. Beck

Helen L. Beck, 98, of the town of Farmington, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009, at St. Josephís Hospital in the town of Polk from complications of old age.

She was born on Oct. 10, 1910, in Walworth County, township of Lynn, the daughter of the late John and Rose (nee Leyendecker) Sagert, and on Oct. 1, 1932, she was united in marriage to Edward T. Beck at Hope Lutheran Church in Milwaukee. Her husband of 67 years preceded Helen in death on Dec. 19, 1999.

Helen was a member of St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum and was a member of the Homemakers Organization for over 60 years from Marathon and Sawyer counties to Washington county (Farmington Handi-Maids). She was a Home-Furnishing and Sewing leader in the B-Mer-E 4-H club for several years. Helenís other passions in life, besides her husband, were reading, painting and stitching pictures.

Those Helen leaves behind to cherish her memories include five children, Eugene W. Beck of Soldier, Kan., Arthur J. (Maryann) Beck of Denver, Colo., Edward T. Beck of West Allis, Marjorie A. Schieble of Cleveland, and Esther J. Beck of Denver, Colo.; four grandchildren, Scott Schieble, Daniel Schieble, Diana (Robert) Thompson and Kimberly Gibson; five great-grandchildren, Ryan Schieble, Kayla Gibson, Paige Gibson, Charlie Angel Thompson and Chance Thompson; a brother, Leroy Sagert of Washougal, Washington; 22 nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Helen was preceded in death by three brothers and their spouses, John C. (Beulah), Glenn (Grace) and Ralph (Rose) Sagert and a sister-in-law, Eleanor Sagert.

Funeral services for Helen will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at St. Lucas Evangelical Lutheran Church in Kewaskum. The Rev. Troy Swenson will officiate and burial will be at 10 a.m. on Friday in Lutheran Memorial Park in Kewaskum.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Thursday from 3 p.m. until the time of services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to St. Lucas Church School Fund are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Helenís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.