Helen E. Cebulla, age 97, of Norwood Young America, passed away Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at her home.
She was born Aug. 12, 1915, in Waverly, the daughter of Theodore and Anne (Motzko) Warzeha. Helen was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.
Helen was united in marriage to Peter Cebulla May 11, 1938, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly.
A very giving person, Helen was always helping out anyone who needed a hand. She was a volunteer at Ridgeview Medical Center, a past Red Cross chapter president, drove for Meals on Wheels, and was a lector at Ascension Catholic Church.
Helen was also a member of the Daughters of Isabella.
She will be remembered for her homemade caramel rolls, which she gave to all of her family.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Peter; a son, Marvin; a grandson, Brian Cebulla; parents Ted and Anne Warzeha; stepmother Anna Warzeha; and a brother, Marvin Warzeha.
She is survived by her loving family: sons and daughters-in-law Harold and Elsie Cebulla of Shapleigh, ME, David and Donna Cebulla of Norwood Young America, and Robert and Marie Cebulla of Spring Valley, WI; daughter-in-law and husband Doris and Dennis Mielke of Cologne; grandchildren Sue DeGroot, Sarah Wormwood, Julie Cebulla, John Cebulla, Amy Hilgers, Joe Cebulla, Jason Cebulla, Theresa Wilson, Aaron Cebulla, Lisa Judd, and Todd Cebulla; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Lois Warzeha of Delano, and Bernita Cebulla of Watertown; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial took place Saturday, Jan. 26 at 11 a.m. at Ascension Catholic Church in Norwood Young America with Father Gregory Abbott as celebrant of the Mass.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia, with a rosary recitation at 7:30 p.m.; and continued Saturday one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Interment was at Ascension Catholic Cemetery.
Helen’s grandchildren were her casket bearers.
Memorials are preferred to Alzheimer’s research.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.