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Helen Halloran Wheeler

Fri, Apr 12th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Helen Halloran Wheeler

Helen Halloran Wheeler, a loving mother, grandma, great-grandma, sister, aunt, friend, and volunteer, passed away Friday, April 5, 2013, at her home in Chatfield, MN.

Helen was born July 22, 1931, and grew up in Chatfield, graduating from Chatfield High School in 1949 and Winona Teachers College, Winona, MN in 1951. While living in Park Rapids, MN Helen was an active volunteer helping the low income and elderly with their taxes. She was Lake Emma Township supervisor and also volunteered at St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary. Helen was a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church. She made many friends while in Park Rapids and enjoyed their friendship throughout her life.

Helen relocated to southeastern Minnesota and volunteered in many church and community organizations and events. She was the resident manager of the Ronald McDonald House where she supported families from all over the United States and the world. In addition, Helen volunteered annually by helping the elderly file their tax forms. Helen has attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Chatfield, MN since 1931.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gerald F. and Loretta Halloran, and a brother, John.

She is survived by five children, Pat (Camille) Wheeler of Eagan, MN; Cindy (Bill) Litfin of Windom, MN; Mike (Caroline) Wheeler of Eden Prairie, MN; Joni Wheeler of Palm Desert, Calif.; and Tim (Jane) Wheeler of Park Rapids, MN; eleven treasured grandchildren; and three beloved great-grandchildren. Helen is also survived by her two supportive sisters, Geri Beckel and Karen (Terry) Huckstadt; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.

A celebration Mass will be held Tuesday, April 9, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery in Chatfield following the Mass. Following the burial a lunch will be served.

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