Helen B. Laxen, 98

Helen B. Laxen, age 98, of Winsted, passed away early Sunday morning, June 7, 2015, at St. Mary’s Care Center.

She was born May 25, 1917 in Winsted, the daughter of Clemens and Anna (Quast) Kegler.

Helen B. Kegler and Alois Laxen were joined in holy marriage June 1, 1946, at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in St. Paul. God blessed their marriage with four sons.

She enjoyed her vegetable garden and flowers, especially her geraniums. She also enjoyed playing bingo, and spending time with her family.

She was a faithful member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Helen also belonged to the CCW and St. Anne’s Society.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alois Laxen; an infant son, William; a son, James C. Laxen; a grandson, Michael J. Laxen; her parents, Clemens and Anna Kegler; a brother, Leonard Kegler; a sister, Marie Grzeskowiak; and an infant sister, Margaret Kegler.

Helen is survived by her loving sons, Stephen (LouAnn) Laxen of Winsted, and Dave (Pam Fisher) Laxen of Silver Lake; a daughter-in-law, Charlotte Laxen of Winsted; seven grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren; a sister-in-law, Irene Kegler; other relatives, and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial for Helen Laxen took place Wednesday, June 10 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul Schumacher was the celebrant. Interment followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery in Winsted.

A visitation took place Wednesday, June 10 from 9 to 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Casket bearers were grandchildren, Jeremy Laxen, Emily Morisset, Anthony Laxen, Kim Issendorf, Matt Laxen, and Turner Laxen.

Reader was granddaughter, Ava Laxen.

Gift bearers were great-grandchildren, Nick Laxen, Liliana Laxen, and Isaiah Laxen.

Communion distributor was Patty Fleischacker.

Arrangements were with Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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