Helen R. Van De Loo, 84, of W Grand Avenue in Port Washington, died Wednesday, February 4, 2004 at Columbia St. Mary’s Hospital – Ozaukee Campus in Mequon, Wisconsin.
Helen was born March 14, 1919 to Frank and Anna Heinz Federmeyer in the Town of Port Washington. On June 22, 1946 she married Milford Van De Loo of Five Corners, Town of Sheboygan Falls, Wisconsin at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington, Wisconsin. She worked for the former Wisconsin Chair Company, the former Moldcraft, Inc. and retired from Tecumseh Power Products after over 21 years of service. She was a member of the Local 1326 Union at Tecumseh.
Helen was a member of St. Mary’s Church and the Catholic Order of Foresters. She enjoyed cooking, baking, sewing, crocheting afghans and crafts. She also traveled from California to Alaska. She took great pride in her granddaughters and loved to spend time in her vast garden of flowers.
She is survived by her husband Milford and daughter Mary Ann (David) Ratatori of Fredonia. She was proud grandmother of Tina Ratatori and Angie (Sean) Kellar. Further survived by brother Joseph Federmeyer of Menomonee Falls, sisters Marie Olan of Menomonee Falls, Elizabeth Clevenger of Port Washington, Julia McKee of Fillmore, Florence Federmeyer of Grafton, Lucille (Richard) Sutter of Hartford and Angela (Stanley) Tackes of Grafton, other relatives and friends. A sister, Gertrude Federmeyer and three brothers Nicholas, William and Francis Federmeyer preceded her in death.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Fr. Allan Sommer 1 pm, Saturday, February 7, 2004 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 430 N Johnson Street, Port Washington. Interment parish cemetery. Visitation 11 am – 1 pm Saturday AT CHURCH. Memorials for masses appreciated.
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