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Helen C.

  • Visitation December 4th 2020 from 4-6pm

    • Heritage Funeral Home (4800 S 84th St, Greenfield)

  • Visitation December 4th 2020 at 6pm

    • Heritage Funeral Home (4800 S 84th St, Greenfield)

Passed away Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at the age of 96.  Beloved wife of the late Milton Severa and fun-loving mother and co-pilot of Lori (Paul) Rosman.  Helen was the proud grandma of Zach Rosman.  Also left to cherish her memory is her special friend Karen Starck, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Helen was a talented crafter and was skilled in countless areas including sewing, egging and ceramics.  She will be fondly remembered for her loud, contagious laugh and her ability to always be the life of the party, striking up conversations wherever she would go.  Helen’s family and friends will be forever grateful for the beautiful holiday memories she helped create, orchestrating every detail to perfection whether it was thoughtful decorating or the perfect meal.  She also enjoyed spending time with her Card Club and Meow Club, socializing over crafts and a cocktail (or two), however nothing was more important to her than family.  Never has there been a more devoted and dependable mother, grandmother and friend.

A memorial visitation is to take place Friday, December 4th 2020 from 4pm-6pm at HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME (4800 S 84th St, Greenfield) with a memorial service to begin at 6pm.  She will be laid to rest with her late husband at Wood National Cemetery at a later date.

During these difficult times we ask that you practice social distancing and wear a mask while in attendance.

Please leave a favorite memory or thought of Helen in the comments below. There will also be an open time for sharing at the service.

“We are each of us angels with only one wing and we can only fly by embracing each other.”


  1. Karen Starck November 13, 2020 at 6:08 pm - Reply

    Helen you will be missed. You were the most incredible mother and friend. We will miss you forever. All my love Karen

  2. Dave Vlasaty November 13, 2020 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    Helen, the deck will always be open for you. So come on over for one. We will miss you and will never forget you. Please give Thor, Maddie and Cocoa some scratches for us.

    Dave & Diane

  3. Muddassir Mohiuddin November 16, 2020 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    We are very sorry for you loss Lori. She was so, optimistic and positive in her silence. Thank you for giving us an opportunity to care for her. It was our pleasure caring for her during last 2 year.
    Therapy at Home Team

  4. Mary Dolensek November 16, 2020 at 3:39 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your losss Lori.. Your mother had such an infectious smile that could brighten anyone’s day, especially mine. She was a pleasure to care for over the years.

  5. Beth Burdick November 19, 2020 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    My dear, dear Lori,
    My heart feels very close to you now even though there is much distance between us. You are my sweet first friend in life. I know our mother’s would have remained close friends and you and I as well if my family hadn’t moved away. I’m feel very blessed that we have remained friends despite our physical separation. I know you and your mother were close in the same way
    that my mother and I were close.
    Our mother’s truly cherished us and how blessed are we for that!!!
    Your mother sounds like a very special lady ~ I wish I had continued to get to know her as I grew up.
    I love you Lori and hold you, Paul and Zack close in my heart and my prayers! X O Beth

  6. Chris Jaeschke November 24, 2020 at 10:34 am - Reply


    Many happy memories of Helen and the ‘Crafty Ladies’. I’m sure that Heaven is busy with activity now that all the ‘Girls’ from the “Y” are together again.

  7. Judith Fuller December 18, 2020 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Lori I worked with your Mother at Frisch Dudek many many years ago. I moved away for many years and so lost track of her. I remember your Mom and you when she brought you to the office. She was a very funny and giving lady. Bea Pronley sent me a note about Helen’s passing. I know you will miss her. Take care.

  8. Cheryl Tellefsen December 25, 2020 at 11:26 pm - Reply

    Hi Lori — I had the pleasure of working alongside Helen during the days of Frisch, Dudek and Slattery. Always looked forward to my time.with her! Thinking back she was a mentor of sorts to me during what was my first full time job. Helen was warm-hearted, spunky and knew where everything was on her controlled-chaos desk. She was a hoot! Even remember her preparing ‘care packages’ to send you during your college days. I’ve thought of her often over the years especially in November when I believe she lost her beloved Milton. And whenever I use the turkey roasting pan she gave me as a wedding shower gift. Helen will live on in my heart.

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