Helen M. Kelnhofer, 89, Park Falls




Helen M. Kelnhofer
age 89, of Park Falls, passed away peacefully with her loving family at her side, on Sunday July 28, 2013 at her home.  She was born on January 15, 1924 in Park Falls, the daughter of James and Mary (Hlavacek) Vodvarka.  Her early life and schooling were in Park Falls.  On June 5, 1948 she married Louis Kelnhofer.  Helen was a lifetime resident of Park Falls and a homemaker.  She enjoyed polka dancing, gardening, picking berries, peeling Popple, and baking.  She was a member of the Happy Dancers Polka Club.
 
She is survived by:
her daughter Marcie (Jerry) Wirsing of Phillips
her son Louis (Ginny) Kelnhofer Jr. of Park Falls
her loving caregiver Mary K. Mallak of Park Falls
her sister: Blanche Reihner of Milwaukee
and nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Louis, (2)sisters: Mary Hosler and Ann Smith, and (3)brothers: George, James, and Frank Vodvarka and her daughter-in-law Betty Kelnhofer.
 
Funeral services will be held on Thursday August 1, 2013 at 11:00am at the Novitzke Funeral Home Chapel in Park Falls.  Deacon Chet Ball will officiate.
 
Burial will follow at Nola Cemetery in Park Falls.
 
A visitation will be held on Thursday from 10:00am until the hour of the service at the funeral home.
 

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