Helen Mae Leibl, 88
May 12, 1926 -- Feb. 6, 2015
Helen Mae Leibl (nee Julseth), age 88, of Cedarburg, passed away on Feb. 6, 2015, after a long illness.
She was born on May 12, 1926, in Evansville, the daughter of Edward and Emma (Haakenson) Julseth.
Helen graduated from Evansville High School in 1943 and from Lutheran Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago as a registered nurse in 1947.
She also attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Frank; sisters Esther (Chris) Fuglestad and Marian (Lester) Bratzke; and brothers Allan, Edwin, Lester and Glen (Barbara) Julseth. Also preceded in death by brother-in-law, Joseph (Margaret) Leibl; sisters-inlaw Ann (Mel) Stehr and Helen (Robert) Hutchison; and nephews Mark Hutchison and Norman Fuglestad.
Helen is survived and loved by daughter, Sandra (Gregg) Stoffel; son, Brian (Jennifer) Leibl; and stepdaughter, Marsha Selene (Lee) Jacobs; grandchildren Craig (fiance Ali), Melinda, and Kaitlyn Kannenberg, Andrew, Sarah and Elizabeth (Betsy) Leibl, Jessica Jacobs; and step-grandchildren Bryan (Michelle) Jacobs, Melissa, Katherine and Bryan Stoffel; sister-in-law, Jane Rae; and many nieces, nephews and dear friends.
To know Helen was to love her. She was a special woman – a friend to everyone, always present with a kind smile and a listening ear. Helen was always game for adventure and fun, even in her senior years. She was selfless, generous, accepting of all and gave her love unconditionally. Above all, she was a loving and wonderful mother and proud grandmother. Her kindness, caring and gentle nature, cheerful disposition and amazing strength inspire us all. Her light will keep shining through all the lives she touched.
Services will be held on Saturday, Feb. 14, 2015, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, W61 N498 Washington Ave. in Cedarburg, in partnership with Mueller Funeral Home. Visitation begins at 11 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., and a luncheon at church immediately following the service.
Special thanks to Lasata Crossings and Seasons Hospice staff, and Pastor Vicki Simon for their constant care and words of comfort. Memorials to American Heart Association or Immanuel Lutheran Church are appreciated.
For online condolences please go to www.muellerfuneralhome.com.
Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory assisted the family with arrangements.