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Helen Marlene (Blank) Meister

February 25, 1933 ~ January 31, 2019 (age 85)


Helen Marlene Meister, 85, of Chetek, Dovre Township, passed away peacefully in her home surrounded by her family January 31, 2019.  Helen Blank was born in Chicago in 1933 the daughter of Austin and Sarah Jane (Marlatt) Blank. 

Helen met her husband Bill in Chicago and they were married in Hawaii on July 16, 1952. They raised their 5 children in the same house she grew up in.  She worked for Osco Drug.  Her and Bill retired in 1992 and moved to Bass Lake near Chetek.  She enjoyed baking and loved to have people visit her and Bill.  She loved to garden and watch her grandchildren and great grandchildren play in the lake.  Helen will be dearly missed.

Helen leaves to celebrate her memory: her husband, William, children: Michael (Sharon) Meister, Chetek, WI; Michele (Rand) Hoffmann, Joliet, IL; Allen Meister (Sandra Thibault), Chetek, WI; Mark (Sharon) Meister, Birchbay, WA; Nancy (Donnie) Sibrava, Westmont, IL; 7 grandchildren: Jason (Mindy Markham) Jordan, Sarah (Paul) Fitzpatrick, Jameson Jordan, Jacob Sibrava, Melissa Meister, Samantha Sibrava and Nick Sibrava, 7 great-grandchildren, one sister Betty Batten, many nieces, nephews and other loving family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents, Austin and Sarah Jane Blank.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Chetek on Thursday, February 7, 2019 at 11:00 A.M.  Visitation will be held at the church beginning at 10:00 A.M.  Please join the family for lunch and continued fellowship in the church social hall following the Mass.

Helen will be laid to rest at the Northwest Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Spooner, Wisconsin.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be donated to the Mayo Hospice, P.O. Box 2060 Eau Claire, WI  54702


The Burnham-Ours-Kolstad Family Funeral Home of Chetek has been entrusted with arrangements.

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February 7, 2019

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
St. Boniface Catholic Church
419 3rd Street
Chetek, Wisconsin 54728

Mass of Christian Burial
February 7, 2019

11:00 AM
St. Boniface Cemetery

Chetek, WI 54728

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