Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Helen A. Weihert
Service: August 9, 2012
Helen A. Weihert
Helen A. Weihert, 81, passed away peacefully in her sleep at Watertown Regional Medical Center, early Tuesday morning, August 7, 2012, after many years of struggle with heart disease.
Helen Ann was born in Baraboo, WI, September 6, 1930, to Henry and Edna (Boettcher) Zeman. Helen was the second child born of 16 children blessed by Henry and Edna.
October of 1949, Helen was united in marriage to Robert Henry Seils of Baraboo, WI. Robert died May 2, 1979. From that union, three children were born, June, Sharon and Lorann. On April 29, 1966, Helen was united in marriage to Melvin W. Weihert of Watertown. Melvin was a dairy farmer in Watertown for many years. When Mel retired and sold the farm, they built a home on the Flambeau Flowage and moved to Mercer, WI. Helen and Mel enjoyed 30 years of fishing, sunsets, shopping and spending time with family and friends. In August of 2009, Helen and Mel moved back to Watertown to be closer to family.
Helen worked at Watertown Memorial Hospital for 13 years in the dietary kitchen. Helen was a Women’s Moose Lodge member for 45 years. Helen enjoyed quilting and sewing. She was known for making beautiful quilts for her family and friends. Helen was also a proficient sewer and got a lot of joy out of making clothes for her children during their earlier years. Helen was just a darn good sewer as her family would say.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin, daughters June (Richard) Hoefler of Watertown, Sharon (Dennis) Schlieckau of Reedsburg and Lorann (Steve) Schmidlkofer of Vancouver, WA, step-children Barbara (Jerry) Peirick of Gilbert, AZ and Michael (Susan) Weihert of Watertown her grandchildren Aaron (Mary) Hoefler, Robert (Heather) Hoefler, Brienna Cordonier, Katie and Molly Schmidlkofer her great-grandchildren, Cody, Kyle, Joseph, Mercedes, Krystine, Anthony and Alyx. Brothers and sisters, Leonard (Dorothy) Zeman, Marvin (Shirley) Zeman, Vivian Schultz, Carol (Herman) Marlow, Harvey (Deloris) Zeman, Dorothy (William) Ball, Morris (Carla) Zeman, Ronald (Judith) Zeman, Phyllis (Michael) Czys, Mary (Terry) Schultz, David (Pam) Zeman, Debra (Lionel) Dack, Rochelle Sylvester and Jeffrey Zeman.
Helen was further preceded in death by her parents and a brother, Vernon Zeman.
Funeral Services will be held at the First Congregational United Church of Christ, 120 Kuckkan Lane, in Watertown on Friday, August 10, 2012, at 11AM with Pastor Douglas M. Cooksey officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown.
Visitation will be held on Thursday, August 9, 2012 from 4-7PM at the Hafemeister Funeral Home and at the church on Friday, from 10AM until the time of the service.
The Hafemeister Funeral Home of Watertown is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
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