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Mary Rose

Helminski, Mary
Passed away Sun. April 2, 2017 at the age of 60 yrs. Mary is preceded in death by her beloved parents Raymond and Rose Helminski and her brother Gregory. She was the dear sister of Raymond, Martin, Joseph, and Linda (the late Gregory). Mary is also survived by her close friend, Rebekah Sneed, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, other relatives and friends. Mary was a proud member of Underwood Baptist Church. She will be missed by her dear friends and close companions, Tula & Ozzy.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Heritage Funeral Home Fri. from 10-11:30am followed by a service at 11:30am. Inurnment will be at a future date at Holy Cross Cemetery.

Past Comments

Mary Anne Robinson

To All the Helminski Family:

Sorry to hear about the passing of your dear Sister Mary Rose. She will be in our thoughts and prayers today as you celebrate her life.

With Deepest and Sincere Sympathy from her Oldest Cousin Mary Anne ( and John ) Robinson and her brothers John J. Prindes Jr and Richard Prindes and sister Donna Mae ( and Ed ) and our entire family.
Sorry we will not be able to attend the Service today but will be thinking of all of you.
May Mary Rose Rest In Peace with Jesus.

Leslie Schmid

Mary was such a wonderful person. She handled all the location moves with such grace and smiles. She’ll be missed.

~Leslie Schnid

Sandy Molloy

We are all so very sad to hear this. Our prayers are with Mary’s family.

Jackie Jeray

Sincere condolences. I loved working with Mary. Her kindness and patience with me will always be remembered. I am so sorry.

Lisa Stanzek

Lit a candle in memory of Mary Rose Helminski

Kathy Thackham

Mary was always, always, always a joy to be around. She aslo became one of my first friends when I moved to Milwaukee, several years after she became Winnie’s friend. Mary welcomed me to her neighborhood of friend, for which I will always be grateful. I so miss hanging out with her and feeling her richness of spirit. She reached so far and wide, to me, in the depth of her spirituality that I was not surprised when she embraced the Baptist crowd. It is a comfort to me that Mary and my mother, also named Mary, are meeting for the first time right now. Mary Rose…I will miss you.

Winnie Sartoris

Mary became one of my first friends when I moved to Milwaukee 20 years ago. She was an immediate instigator for me to join her in all manner of exploring her city, from the parks to the museums to summer festivals to Saturdays on the bike trails. Mary knew downtown like her own back yard so she became my navigator for years whenever I had to drive to or through that only spot where I was still getting lost. I have the impression that Mary was a navigator for many people in many spots of their lives…I will miss our debates and discussions, her love of art and music, her pleasure in the simplicity of a beautiful day and of loud teasing among friends around a backyard or camp fire. Mary was kind and thoughtful, serious and focused, fun-loving and professional. She stood up for her beliefs and her values and for the past nine years, she fought for her life. Now she will have an eternal life… Mary Rose Helminski was well loved by friends like me and she will be remembered.

Winnie Sartoris
Milwaukee, WI

Kathleen Thackham

Lit a candle in memory of Mary Rose Helminski

Kathy Deeley

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