Helen Phenicie, age 100, of Bloomer, Wisconsin, formerly of Hector, Minnesota, passed away Monday, November 27, 2017, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, December 1, 2017, at 10:30 A.M. at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector.
Visitation will be Friday, December 1, 2017, for one hour prior to the service, from 9:30 – 10:30 A.M., all at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector.
Interment will be held in the church cemetery.
Helen Lucille Phenicie was born in Mallard, Iowa, on October 26, 1917, to Fred and Sadie Kirtz. She married Byron Phenicie on May 24, 1938, in Hector, Minnesota.
While living in Hector, Helen enjoyed gardening, spending time with family, and was an active member of St. John’s Parish. Helen and Byron also enjoyed spending many winters in Arizona. They had shared nearly 50 years of marriage when Byron passed away on December 15, 1987. Helen continued to live in their home in Hector until she moved to Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, in 2003 to be closer to family. She was a quiet woman, yet quick-witted. She was an excellent cook.
On Monday, November 27, 2017, Helen passed away at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer, Wisconsin, where she lived for the past 4½ years. She had reached the age of 100 years. Blessed be her memory.
Helen is survived by her:
Daughter, Maureen Wirth and her husband Alan of Bloomer, Wisconsin;
Son, Michael Phenicie and his wife Elizabeth of Burnsville, Minnesota;
Grandchildren: Angela Phenicie, Tanya (Joe) Miller, Nicole (Royce) Ruter, Tera (Bill) Faschingbauer, Robert Phenicie, Adam (Holly) Phenicie, Christopher Phenicie;
Great-Grandchildren: Oskar, Espen, Echo, Jacob, Kyle, Allison, Claire, Kate, and Nolan;
Brothers: Father Raymond Kirtz of Buffalo, and Gerald (Rose Mary) Kirtz of Hector;
many special nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Helen was preceded in death by her Parents, Fred and Sadie Kirtz, Husband Byron, Son Donald, and by her Brothers: Russell, Delmar, Dormand, Alvin, and Robert.