Helen A. Pawlikowski, 88, of Washburn, passed away on Thursday, October 11, 2997 at the Memorial Medical CEnter in Ashland, WI. She was born August 17, 1919 in Hurley, WI, the daughter of Anton and Josephine (Jaresky) Wyszynski.
She graduated from Saxon High School in 1936. She moved to Ohio and worked various jobs there. Helen served in the U.S. Air Force during WWII as a photographer and was stationed in Denver, CO. She married Mike Pawlikowski on February 8, 1947 in Elyria. She was a member of the Holy Cross Catholic Church in Elyria. They moved to Washburn in 1980. Helen was a member of the Washburn VFW Auxiliary, was on the founding board of the Thrift Store in Washburn and served on the funeral committee at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Washburn. She was also active in the Senior Center in Washburn. She knitted and crocheted many baby caps, prayer shawls, slippers and afghans for various charities in the area.
She is survived by her husband, Mike of Washburn; daughters, Patricia (Vern) Garske of Mukwonago, WI and Nancy (Dan) Pont of Rawlins, WY; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a brother, William (Rose) Wyszynski of Delafield, WI; sisters, Angeline Innis of Sturgeon Bay, WI and Mary Jane Knittel of Wellington. She is further survived by numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by brothers, Anthony, Joe, Marion and Bernie.
Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 P.M., Sunday, October 14, 2007, with a 6:45 P.M. Prayer Service at the Bratley Funeral Home in Washburn. Visitation will continue from 10 to 11 A.M. Monday, October 15, 2007 at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Washburn. A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11 A.M., Monday, October 15, 2007 at the church with Fr. Nick Baxter, O.F.M. officiating. Burial will be held in the Calvary Cemetery in Washburn along with a United Chequamegon Veterans Service also at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.