Obit: Copeland, Helen E. (1919 - 1982)
Surnames: COPELAND LONG LANE ECHO DAY BEGOLKE FULLER STEBBEN PHILLIPS LAVAKE
----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 07/07/1982
Copeland, Helen E. (1919 - 1982)
Helen E. Copeland, 63, of Route , Neillsville, Town of Seif, Clark County, died at 11:45 a.m., Thursday, July 4, at Memorial Hospital, Neillsville of an apparent heart attack.
Funeral services were at Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, at 11 a.m., Tuesday, July 6. Officiating was Rev. Norbert Miller, pastor of the United Methodist Church. Burial was in Babcock Cemetery with Les Echo, Mike, Steve, Harvey and Jeff Copeland and Peter Begolke, all grandsons, serving as pallbearers. Rinka Funeral Home, Greenwood, handled arrangements.
The former Helen Long was born at Dexterville on Jan. 15, 1919, to Walter and Maude (nee Lane) Long and received her education at Dexterville School.
She and George Copeland were married June 24, 1934, at Nekoosa. She worked for Whitewater Electronics for a couple of years. In 1974, she moved to the Town of Seif and had been living there since with her husband.
Survivors include her husband, George four sons, Gale of Janesville, Doug of Delevan, James of Boscobel and Charles of Loyal three daughters, Mrs. Edward (Zeebe) Echo of Rt. 3, Neillsville, Mrs. Patricia Day of Janesville and Mrs. Eugene (Tanna) Begolke of Whitewater three brothers, Robert Long of Arizona, Ruben Long of Milwaukee and David Long of Milwaukee two sisters, Mrs. Elmer (Lavina) Fuller of Arizona and Mrs. Roger (Verchel) Stebben of Arizona three half sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Phillips of Sheboygan, Mrs. Beverly Lavake of Milwaukee and Mrs. Gene Lavake of Milwaukee 21 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
Preceding her in death were her parents, three brother and one sister.
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