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Visitation Friday, September 25th at the HERITAGE FUNERAL HOME  from 4-7 pm

Saturday at ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC PARISH, 6768 W. Rogers St. West Allis from 9-9:45 am

Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am


Helen Karnowski  (nee Dlapa)

Born to Eternal Life on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the age of 88 years. Beloved wife of the late Stephen. Loving sister of Roseann Peskie, Irene Masters and Anne Talatzko. Dear grandmother of Monique Conley. Close friend of Jackie and Mark Ellington. Also survived by cherished nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her brothers Rudy and Emil Dlapa.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 25th at the FUNERAL HOME from 4-7pm and again Saturday at ST. AUGUSTINE CATHOLIC PARISH, 6768 W. Rogers St. West Allis from 9-9:45 am with the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am. Interment Mt. Olivet Cemetery. She was a member of the Christian Women’s Society, Young at Heart, the Slovak Catholic Sokol Branch 93, Slovak Historical Society and the Slovak League of America. Helen will be remembered for her generosity and her love of life.

Heritage Funeral Home

16880 W. national Ave. New Berlin, WI



  1. Christeen Dlapa September 21, 2020 at 11:06 pm - Reply


    Oh my Auntie Helen…what a loving, caring and generous person! A true Matriarch not only to our family but to your many friends and your church. You truly are loved by all who had the opportunity to meet you! You quickly became “Aunt Helen” to all my friends, cheering on all our sporting events, charity functions and bellying up to the bar and partying with us at Dlapa’s. We have made sooo many wonderful memories that I will cherish forever!!! You were not only my dear sweet Auntie, but my good friend! I thank you for that and I am honored to have had you in my life.
    Rest easy Auntie. Love you tons ~ Christeen

  2. Dan Mossing September 25, 2020 at 10:15 am - Reply

    GREAT! Aunt Helen, you truly were great and such a joy to us all. I enjoyed spending time with you at every family function (and you never missed one) and it was always so special to me how much you cared and took interest in every single person in this big family.
    Rest in Peace, Dan

  3. Melanie Mossing (Pugh) September 25, 2020 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    Dear great aunt Helen,

    You were such a staple in our family and had such a sweet and compassionate soul. Your dedication to giving and caring for others will is beyond compare. I admire how you’ve always celebrated Slovak traditions in our family. I’ll always remember the times that I helped out at the Holiday Folk Fair. Which may be the one and only time that I’ll ever don the traditional Slovak dress! 🙂 I had such a great time though. You will truly be missed! Tell everyone in heaven that I say hi! – Melanie

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