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Eleanor Louise (Genal) Helm

03/25/1937 - 09/23/2018

Eleanor Louise (Genal) Helm "Elf" was peacefully guided to her next journey in heaven on Sunday, September 23, 2018. She was born in Appleton on March 25, 1937, to Albert J. and Dorothy L. (Zastrow) Genal. On August 27, 1960, Eleanor married Herbert A. Helm.
She was a sewing instructor at O.T.C., a stay at home mom, and for many years a part-time sewing instructor for F.V.T.C. Eleanor was an active member of Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, Winneconne and its Busy Hands group, and was a participant in the Winneconne Area Civic League. Sewing was her greatest passion especially making the girls clothes and stitching shirts for the men in her life.
Eleanor is survived by two daughters and sons-in-law, Judy and Bob Felberg, of Winneconne; Karen and Russ Dettlaff, of Oshkosh; sisters, Diane (Jerry) Vogt, of Iowa; Christine (John) Rademacher, of Rhinelander; Cheryl (Tom) Rosenthal, of Oshkosh; brother-in-law, Tom (Kathy) Helm of Neenah; sister-in-law, Marilyn (Jim) Wolf, of Winneconne; nephews, nieces, and many caring and thoughtful friends, especially David, Nancy, and "adopted sister", Linda Calica.
Preceding Eleanor in death was her husband, Herbert Helm; parents, Dorothy and Albert Genal; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Herbert and Marguerite Helm.
A visitation for family and friends will be on Sunday, September 30, 2018, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. at Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church 6090 Harbour South (corner of Harbour South and Hwy 116) Winneconne. A funeral service will be held on Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at the church with Pastor Kevin Heffernan officiating. Inurnment will be in Lake View Memorial Park, Oshkosh.
If you wish please submit online condolences to muellerfuneralhomeinc.com.

John & Marsha Hielsberg wrote on September 28, 2018
Karen and Russ, we are sad at the loss of Karen's mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with both of you and your family.

Terry Reiter & Malcolm Soh wrote on September 27, 2018
Judy, We were so sad to hear the news of your Mom's passing. May you find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Our prayers are with you. Terry & Goofy

Paula Steger wrote on September 26, 2018
Jude, thinking of you at this sad time. Losing your mama is so hard. May your memories make you smile and remember the love. With deepest sympathy, Paula

Nate & Mary Peterman wrote on September 26, 2018
Our sincere sympathy to the family of Eleanor, as we remember her from St. John's. Karen, we are so sad for your loss.

Molly Prasher Vold wrote on September 26, 2018
I'm so sad to see this. So many wonderful memories of her and the entire Genal family. My deepest condolences and so wish I could be there to celebrate her life with you all.

Ruth Wagner wrote on September 25, 2018
Eleanor was a sweet friend for many years. God bless her family. So happy she is in Heaven, no more suffering. Warmly, Ruth