Obit: Melin, Helen E. (1912 - 2008)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Melin, Hamann, Turvey, Bakke, Mathews

----Source: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Melin, Helen E. (18 June 1912 - 22 June 2008)

Helen E. Melin

WITHEE -- Helen E. Melin, 96, of Withee died Sunday, June 22, 2008, at the Clark County Health Care Center, Owen.

There will be private family services for Helen. There will be no visitation.

Memorials are to be made to a charity of your choice in your name not Helen's.

Helen was born June 18, 1912, in Medford, to Dan and Ida (Hamann) Turvey. She graduated from Medford High School in 1930 and Taylor County Teachers College in 1931. In 1962, Helen received a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Eau Claire. Helen and Owen were married May 26, 1937. They farmed in the town of Hixon prior to their retirement when they moved to Withee. Helen taught at Redville and Lincoln schools in Taylor County and Longwood and Hoard Center in Clark County. She also taught specially challenged children in Owen, Galesville and Wisconsin Rapids. She took advanced academic work at UW-Stevens Point, UW-Eau Claire and UW-Madison. Helen worked 10 years as a nurse's aide at Thorp Care Center in Thorp.

Helen was a member of many organizations and Nazareth Lutheran Church in Withee.

Helen is survived by her two sons, Kenneth (Dolores) Melin of Waukesha and Edward (Beverly) Melin of Lake View, Iowa; grandsons, David (Michelle) Melin of Charlotte, N.C., Steve (Brittany) Melin of Asheville, N.C.; great-granddaughter, Reagan Melin of Charlotte, N.C.; her sister, Lorraine Bakke of Medford; and special cousin, Herbert Turvey of Washington, D.C.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Owen (April 1983); two grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jeremy; and her sister, Irene Mathews.

Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.



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