Mary ‘Helen’ Sheehan, 96

Mary Helen Sheehan, 96, of Winsted, MN, passed away Wednesday morning, March 8, 2023, at Cedar Crest Estates Assisted Living in Silver Lake, MN.

She was born Jan. 12, 1927, in Wellington Township, Renville County, MN, the daughter of John and Catherine (Fahey) Frassel.

Mary Helen Frassel and John E. Sheehan were joined in holy marriage June 17, 1947, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bird Island, MN. God blessed their marriage with eight children.

Helen was the longtime proprietor of Winsted Floral.

Helen was a parishioner of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and volunteered and worked at Holy Trinity School.

She and John enjoyed their summers on Lake Mary, fishing and playing cards.

She survived by her children, Katherine of Scottsdale, AZ, James (Emily) of Howard Lake, MN, Peggy of Phoenix, AZ, Kelly (Pam) of Deephaven, MN, Mark (Diane) of Lisle, IL, Anne of Scottsdale, Timothy of Winsted, and Joel of Scottsdale; nine grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; a sister, Phyllis “Tootie” Vanderhagen; other relatives, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, John, April 12, 2006; her parents; and siblings, Cecil, Loraine, and Lester.

A memorial Mass of Christian burial for Helen Sheehan will take place Thursday, March 30, 2023, at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Matthew Wiering will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.

A visitation will take place at the church Thursday, March 30, 2023, beginning at 10 a.m. Mass will take place at 11 a.m.

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

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