Helen E. Hawken, 95 |
July 30, 1920 -- Sept. 21, 2015
Helen E. Hawken (nee Greve), 95, passed away Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. She was born July 30, 1920, to Louis and Helen (nee Owen) Greve. Helen was in the first graduating class of Rufus King High School in Milwaukee in 1938. Helen met William Hawken at Fort Sheridan, Illinois, during the end of World War II when he returned from the war in 1945. She worked on the base as a stenographer for the Department of Defense. They married June 8, 1946, and went on to have two sons. They lived in Milwaukee until 1976, then moved to Cedarburg.
Helen is survived by sons, William (Sandra) and Timothy (Linda), and grandchildren, Kaitlin, Kelsey and Tyler. She is preceded in death by her husband, William, and brothers, Arthur and Louis Greve. The funeral service will be held 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, 2015, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, WI). The visitation will be at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place at Valhalla Memorial Park in Milwaukee. In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the family.
A special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff of the ICU at the Aurora Hospital in Grafton and the staff of Cedar Community Health and Rehab in West Bend.
The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or online at