Helen L. Ziech, age 89 of Reedsburg died on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Reedsburg Area Senior Life Center. She was born on August 12, 1921 in Reedsburg, WI the daughter of Emil and Genevieve (Carney) Ziech. She was a 1939 graduate of Reedsburg High School after which she went to work at the Woolin Mill. From there she went to work as the office manager at a doctor's clinic and then at a gas and electric company. In 1963 she joined the staff of Bethany Home in Waupaca and became the Business Manager of Berlin Memorial Hospital in 1967. In 1972, Helen passed her license exam and became the licensed Administrator of the Berlin Memorial Nursing Home, which had been part of the Berlin Memorial Hospital until its expansion. Helen retired on January 3, 1986 after 19 years of service, moving back to Reedsburg spending the remaining years of her life serving her church and community. Helen loved doing anything that involved the outdoors and was an avid hunter and fisherwoman. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother, Bud Ziech, dear friend, Pearl Neibuhr, Nieces and nephews, Nina (Melvin) Muchow, Dwight 'Fritz' (Judi) Cottington and a great nephew, Scott Muchow. Helen's family extends their sincere appreciation to the staff of the Reedsburg Senior Life Center for the excellent and loving care she received while a resident at both the assisted living and nursing home. She is survived by her sister, Ruth Cowan of Reedsburg Nephews, Gerald (Shirley) Cowan of Hayward Richard Cowan of Baraboo Great nieces and nephews: Stephen (Debbie) Muchow of Reedsburg Stanley (Kay) Muchow of Madison Patrick (Margareta) Cottington of New York Sue (Paul) Zingsheim of Reedsburg Sandy (Steve) Peterson of Reedsburg Many great great and great great great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted on Wednesday, October 20, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. in St. John Ev. Lutheran Church, Reedsburg with Pastor David Glesne officiating. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 10:00 A.M. until the time of service. Burial will take place in St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, Reedsburg. The Farber Funeral Home is assisting the family with the arrangements.
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