Helen Elston

Helen Elston (nee Wienke), age 92, of West Bend, formerly of Slinger, passed away Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, at Cedar Community with her loving family by her side. Helen was born Oct. 24, 1926, in Kenosha to Elsie (nee Schneider) and Franke Wienke. She was united in marriage to Ervin Elston on Dec. 18, 1948.

She enjoyed many summers with her husband, Ervin, fixing up Camp Chetek and fishing with him. Helen sold Avon products for over 40 years. She was active in her church, teaching Bible studies in her home and Sunday School at First Baptist Church, Hartford. She and Ervin were charter members and she was the last living charter member.

Helen is survived by her sons, Mark, Phil (friend, Kathy), and Jeff Elston; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Emmaline Kinsella. She is further survived by loved nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Helen was preceded in death by her parents; parents-in-law; beloved husband, Ervin; son Robert; brother, Robert (Mary Ann) Wienke; and daughter-in-law, Jeanna Elston. Funeral services for Helen will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 12 p.m. at First Baptist Church, 112 Church St., Hartford, with Pastor Michael Gordon officiating. Family will greet relatives and friends at the church from 10:00 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Committal at Union Cemetery, Slinger. The family would like to thank the entire staff at Cedar Community for all of their care and support. The Shimon Funeral Home is serving the family. Online condolences and tributes may be shared at: www.shimonfuneralhome.com.