Helen G. Kamholz, 87

Helen G. Kamholz, of Slinger, passed away Saturday, March 15, 2014, in Grafton. She was born Aug. 24, 1926, in Merrill, the daughter of Algart August and Mamie Cora (nee Krueger) Sabatke.

As a child, she lived on the farm in Merrill and in Lac du Flambeau for several years, where her father was mink farming. Her family moved to Crystal Lake, Ill. to continue mink farming. Helen lived there until she went to nursing school. She was an RN and worked as an industrial nurse until she retired in 1983. Upon retirement, Helen moved to Hartford and became a member of Divine Savior Lutheran Church.

Helen is preceded in death by her husband Robert Kamholz Sr. in 1982, her son Robert Kamholz Jr., her brothers Orv and Wayne Sabatke, and her parents. She is survived by her daughter-inlaw Peggy Kamholz, her granddaughters Erika (Alex) Briesacher, Amelia (Rocky) Scheit, Susan Kamholz (fiancÚ Mark Majewski), her grandson Robert (Melinola) Kamholz III, and her greatgrandchildren Kael and Tobin Briesacher and Andrew Hoegsted. Helen is also survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Friday, March 21 from 5-7 p.m. at Divine Savior Lutheran Church, Hartford. Funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. at the church. The Rev. Douglas Stowe will officiate. Interment Saturday, March 22 at Woodland Cemetery in McHenry, Ill.

The Berndt-Ledesma Funeral Home of Hartford is serving the family;