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Helen G. Kritzeck, 88

Helen Geraldine (Thune) Kritzeck joined her beloved husband, Willard (Bill) in the arms of the Lord Sunday, April 25, 2010, in Carlsbad, CA, near the home of her son, Ronald. Helen had been living with her son and his family since her diagnosis of cancer in December, 2009.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place Monday, May 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted with Father Tony Hesse as the celebrant. Interment will follow at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

Visitation was Sunday, May 2 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, and will continue Monday, May 3 at the funeral home from 9 to 10 a.m.

Pallbearers will be Jack Kritzeck, Tom Kritzeck, Lyle Kritzeck, Roger Kritzeck, Steve Kosek, and Jim Koch.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com

Helen was born in North Dakota, July 17, 1921, and moved to Buffalo during her adolescence.

Helen G. Thune and Willard F. “Bill” Kritzeck were joined in holy marriage June 26, 1947, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Buffalo. This heavenly union was blessed by two children, Ronald and Renee.

Helen and Bill were long-time residents of Winsted, where Helen served her community through Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Anne’s Society, and was formerly employed by Citizens State Bank-Winsted and at the Winsted Telephone Company, from which she retired.

She is survived by her children: Ronald (Pam) Kritzeck of California, and Renee (Harold) Biebel of Bowling Green, KY; sisters-in-law Jean Thune and Marietta Koch; grandchildren Elisa Kritzeck-Hernandez (Paul), Farrah Barnes (Jason), Julie Anguiano (Mario), Ronda Stoner (Brad), Tiffany Vana (Eric), and Trudy Kritzeck; great-grandchildren Brandon Hernandez, Gabrielle Anguiano, Austin Vana, Brett Hernandez, Isabella Hernandez, Jaejin Barnes, Tristan Vana, Ethan Stoner, Lochlan Barnes and Mario Anguiano; and other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband in 2008; her parents; and by a daughter-in-law, Linda.