August 4, 1915 - January 18, 2011
Helen B. (nee Wagner) died peacefully at her home in Thorp, WI on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at the age of 95. Helen was predeceased by her beloved husband, Albert J. Merz, and her three sisters and five brothers. She is survived by her loving daughters Nancy (David) Weaver of Cincinnati, OH, Kathleen (Jack) Gorski of Hubertus, WI, Melinda (Fred) Pizzo of Centerville, OH, and Elaine Merz of Thorp, WI. She also leaves behind her loving grandchildren Sharon (Kirby) Hamilton, Deborah (Bill) Cody, Jennifer (Dale) Peacock, and Jessica Gorski (Erik Persson) and her great-grandchildren Tanner and Kaelyn Cody, Alexandra, Tess, and Elanor Peacock, and Nicolas, Sigmund, and Annika Persson. Helen grew up in Cincinnati and married and raised her family there but moved to Wisconsin at the age of 85 to live with her granddaughter Jennifer, who had taken on care of Helenâ€™s handicapped daughter Elaine. This move is just one example of the commitment and devotion of this remarkable woman to her family members. She is sorely missed by them and all whose hearts she touched. Visitation at St. Vivian Church, 7600 Winton Rd., Finneytown, Monday, January 24 from 9:30 am until Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 am In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Willow Ridge Adult Day Care Program (4266 State Rd. 29, Owen, WI 54460), for the benefit of Helenâ€™s daughter Elaine.
We were sorry to hear of your
loss. You have our sympathy. May the LORD be with you during this