Helen M. Thimm, 93


Helen Marie Thimm (nee Wondra) died peacefully with family at her side Sunday, Jan. 27, 2019, at Majestic Heights in Hartford. She was 93 years old.

She was born May 3, 1925, to Kilian and Cecilia (nee Gindt) Wondra. She married Walter Thimm on Oct. 11, 1947, at St. Andrew's in Leroy. Helen and Walter operated Thimm Trucking for 45 years. They were talented Polka dancers and danced whenever possible. Helen enjoyed sewing and ceramics and taking care of her family. She always wished for a long life and a short obituary!

Helen is survived by her six children, Robert of West Allis, the Rev. Donald of Brookfield, Carol (Raymond) Bressel of Rochester, Minnesota, Roger (Linda) of Hartford, Joanne (Brian) Voll of Wheaton, Illinois, and John (Pamela) of Andover, Minnesota; and grandchildren, Rachel Thimm, Lindsey (fiance John Potter) Bressel, Dana Thimm, Kevin (fiancée Kori Branton) Thimm, Allen Thimm, Adam (Amber) Voll, Allison Voll, Brianna Thimm, and Chelsea Thimm. She is further survived by siblings, Cecelia (Joe) Belligan and Al (Pat) Wondra; siblings-in-law, Mary Wondra, Del Preston and Mary Thimm; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Walter in 2004; brothers, Arnold (Angeline) Wondra, Edward Wondra, Raymond (Alice) Wondra, Leo (Sally) Wondra and Paul Wondra; sisters, Florence (Wilbert) Gitter and Gene (Norman) Matenaer; and siblings-in-law, Dorothy (Art) Peters, Harold Thimm, and Joe (Joyce) Thimm.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 4, at St. Kilian Church (264 W. State St., Hartford) with her son, the Rev. Donald Thimm, presiding. Visitation for Helen will take place before the funeral at church starting at 9 a.m. Private burial will take place at St. Kilian's Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials directed to St. Kilian Parish (428 Forest St., Hartford, WI 53027) are appreciated.

Helen's family would like to extend a special thank you to the Rev. David LaPlante and the staff at Majestic Heights in Hartford for their compassionate care and support shown to Helen and her family.

The Shimon Funeral Home of Hartford is serving the family. Online condolences and tributes may be shared at www.shimonfuneralhome.com.