Helen Ann Sullivan

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Helen Ann

Sullivan, Helen A. (Nee Peterson)
Passed away Sunday, October 27, 2013 at the age of 88. Wife of the late Francis (Lee) Sullivan. Mother of Michael and her beloved dogs Toby (Fritz) and the late Frosty (Lil’ Sweetie). Daughter of the late Lynn and Margaret Peterson. Sister of the late Jean Gray, William Peterson and Mary Peterson. Also survived by nephews Robert (Carol) Wandel, the late Ronald (Nancy) Wandel, her godson Timothy (Yvonne) Wandel, special friends Tom and Emmy Schneider, other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, November 6, 2013 from 4PM-6PM at the FUNERAL HOME. Prayer Service and Legion Ritual to follow at 6PM. Interment at Friendship Cemetery, Township of Belle Plaine, Shawano County, WI.

Helen was an employee of Allis Chalmers for thirty-nine years, as well as a U.S. Navy veteran, having served in WWII. She was a member of UAW Local 248 retiree’s chapter. Helen was a sixty-six year member of American Legion Stoddard-Heinle Post 500, a charter member of Women in Military Service for America, and a member of Waves National Badger Post #39.
Memorials to Sojourner Truth House, if desired.

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Jacque Johnson

Helen has such a good and faithful friend for the many decades I have known her. I especially have such wonderful memories of the visits to Maine and hearing about all her trips. Mike, l know this is a very difficult time for you–just remember all the hearts she has touched. She is classy and gutsy lady and you ate both in my heart and prayers.

Jacque Wenzel Johnson

Suzanne Shave

I am grateful for the gift of Helen’s life. I am heartsick at her loss as I had only known her for 3 years. We both remarked that it seemed like we had known each other forever.
She was sweet but could see right through any foolishness that my husband Paul handed out. Who will keep him in line now? We wish the family peace.
Suzanne Shave

Ellworth Beckmann

I’ve had the privilege of being a member of the Sullivan family since Junior High School. Our time together was punctuated with laughter and tears, and good ol’ fashioned love and respect. Thanks to Mrs. H. (aka Mom), I always knew where I stood, and if I strayed a little to far from the path, well, I heard about it! And when I did well, I heard about that too! My life is richer because of those experiences, and I already feel the absence of a very special, unique and genuine person.
Ellworth (Ell) Beckmann

David Riley

The way I feel I have three mothers-Edith Riley, Arlene Tucker and Helen Sullivan and two fathers-Harold Riley and Delbert Tucker. The reason for this is that Mike(Helen’s son) and I worked a the post office together and I become very close to Helen. I think the world of Helen and we will miss her dearly. I hope she will rest in peace.
Take Care-
Judy and David Riley, Field Medic for the Marine Corp./ Vietnam Purple Heart Recipient.

Jan Reese

Ode to Helen

I’ve known dear Helen most my life,
And Big Mike, just as long,
And Mary and Bill,
And the farm,
And her dad,
and mom.

I’ve known Lee too,
Though not as long,
His corner chair has long been empty,
But time has come,
For them to be one,
In Eternity.

* * * * *
Rest in peace Helen. I will miss you.
Jan Reese

Paul Shave

Helen was always my “second mom”. She was always there to keeping me on the straight and narrow. Her nickname for me “Laughing Boy” will always be on my mind when something reminds me of her. Her care packages to me all the years in the service overseas were a always a big hit.
Paul Shave

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