Helen Marie Lynch, 85

Helen Marie Lynch (nee Moriarty) of West Bend, entered eternal life on Aug. 9, 2013. She passed away at home peacefully, and in the presence of her loving family.

She was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 7, 1927, to Michael and Mary Eva Moriarty. Helen attended St. Robert Catholic Grade School, and graduated in 1945 from Holy Angels Catholic High School in Milwaukee, where she was captain of the women’s basketball team.

She was the beloved wife of Robert Lynch for nearly 60 years, and cherished mother of Mary Pat (David) Roth (West Bend), Mike (Brown Deer), Katie (Mike) Kranjac of Oak Creek, Jeannie (Wess) Kry of Burlington, Dennis (Lynn) of Plymouth, Minn., and Jimmy (Karen) of Whitefish Bay. Proud grandmother of Ryan Thomas, Mariana, Joey and Michael Roth, Kevin and Robin Wolk, Tyler and Jennie Kranjac, Lauren, Danny, Andrew and Jamie Kry, Sarah, Jon and Sam Lynch, and Ben Lynch.

Nothing was more important to Helen than God and family, and she made a wonderful home for her husband and children. She will also be greatly missed by numerous nieces, nephews and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister, Geraldine (Sister Mary St. Maura-BVM), and her brothers Greg, Mike, John and Paul Moriarty.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13, at St. Frances Cabrini (1025 S. Seventh Ave.) with the Rev. Enrique Hernandez presiding. Private interment Holy Angels Cemetery of West Bend. Visitation will be at the church only on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from noon until time of Mass (2 p.m.). In lieu of flowers, memorials to Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. (9730 W. Bluemound Road, Suite 200, Milwaukee, WI 53226) are appreciated.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family; (262) 338-2050 / www.phillipfuneralhome.com.