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Helen Jean Wilhelm

December 31, 2018
Helen Jean Wilhelm
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Obituary for Helen Jean Wilhelm

Helen Jean (Herr) Wilhelm of Milton, WA, passed away unexpectedly on December 31st, 2018 at St. Francis Hospital in Federal Way at the age of 85, with her husband, Fred, and son, Gary, by her side.
Helen is survived by her husband, Fred, of 66 years; and her son, Gary. She is preceded in death by her son, Garth.
Helen was born in Tacoma, WA. Helen attended Federal Way High School. She was Editor of the school yearbook in her class of 1951. It was at high school that she met her lifelong partner, Fred. They married in April 1952 while Helen was working for a bank in Bellevue, and Fred was serving in the Merchant Marines during the Korean War.
Helen worked for the IRS for 18 years, and owned her own business, The Egg Basket Antique Shop, in Sumner. Prior to her recent illnesses, Helen enjoyed volunteering at Grannies’ Attic in Puyallup where she shared friendships with other ladies working there.
Helen was an avid crafter, toll painter, and made flower arrangements. Every year, she enjoyed hanging baskets and planters filled with geraniums.
Helen is survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. She is also preceded in death by her mother, Jean, and older sisters and brothers.
A Funeral Service in remembrance of Helen will be held at Yahn & Son Funeral Home, 55 West Valley Hwy South, Auburn, WA, on Saturday, January 12th, with viewing at 10:00 AM, and funeral service at 11:00 AM. A graveside service will follow at 12:00 PM at Mountain View Cemetery in Auburn.
Family and friends are invited to sign the online guestbook at www.yahnandson.com.


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Visitation

Saturday

12

Jan

10:00 AM 1/12/2019 10:00:00 AM
Yahn and Son Funeral Home

55 West Valley Highway S.
Auburn, WA 98001

Yahn and Son Funeral Home
55 West Valley Highway S. Auburn 98001 WA
United States

Funeral Service

Saturday

12

Jan

11:00 AM 1/12/2019 11:00:00 AM
Yahn and Son Funeral Home

55 West Valley Highway S.
Auburn, WA 98001

Yahn and Son Funeral Home
55 West Valley Highway S. Auburn 98001 WA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Mountain View Cemetery Final Resting Place

2020 Mountain View Drive
Auburn, WA 98001

2020 Mountain View Drive Auburn 98001 WA
United States
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