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Helen Lorraine Staab Dunlap
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Birth: Dec. 29, 1909
Beaver Dam
Dodge County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Jul. 23, 2007
Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County
Wisconsin, USA

Social Item: Beaver Dam Argus, Thursday, May 23, 1935, page 5.

Honored at Kitchen Shower

Miss Helen Staab, who is to be a June bride, was a guest of honor at a kitchen shower held at the home of Rev. and Mrs. L. C. Kirst last evening. Hostesses were Miss Theodora Kirst and Miss Doris Falkinham. Various games provided entertainment and prizes in these were awarded to Mrs. Reinhold Hansen, Mrs. Ervin Neitzel and Miss Lillian Seernemann. In conclusion a delicious luncheon was served. Miss Staab was the recipient of numerous gists.
Double Shower: Beaver Dam Argus, Thursday, June 6, 1935, page 5.

Mrs. Clarence Weber entertained friends at her home, 104 LaCrosse street Friday evening at a surprise double shower at which the Misses Helen Staab and Irma Boeder were guests of honor. Both are to be June brides.

Hidden gifts were found by the young ladies in an improvised miniature house fashioned by the hostess. Pokeno was played, the prizes going to Helen Staab, Mrs. Albert Boeder and Mary Roedl. Refreshments were served.
WEDDING: Beaver Dam Argus, Thursday, June 27, 1935, page 5.
Dunlap-Staab Nuptials

At four o'clock Saturday afternoon, June 22nd, at St. Stephen's Lutheran church in this city, Miss Helen Lorraine Staab, daughter of Mrs. Ida Staab, Henry street, and William Earl Dunlap, son of Mrs. Ellen Dunlap of Fort Atkinson, were united in marriage at a ceremony performed by Rev. L. C. Kirst in the presence of a gathering of many relatives and friends.

The bride was given in marriage by her brother, William Staab and was attractively attired in a gown of white satin trimmed with cord lace and fashioned with Queen Elizabeth collar and square train. She wore a cornet veil trimmed with seed pearls and orange blossoms, and carried a bouquet of Johanna Hill roses and feverfew.

Miss Eva Staab of Gary, Ind., a sister, attended the bride as maid of honor. She wore a dress of yellow mousseline de sole and carried an arm bouquet of briarcliff roses. Lucille Dunlap of Fort Atkinson, sister of the bridegroom, Margaret Messer, Beaver Dam, a cousin of the bride, and Ardis Frank of Wauwatosa, were the three bridesmaids. All were attired alike in green mousseline de sole dresses floor-length and made shirtwaist style with full puffed sleeves. They wore roses in their hair to correspond with the colonial bouquets they carried, consisting of briarcliff roses, feverfew and snap dragons. Dona Mae Staab attended as flower girl in a pink organdy ruffled dress of floor length and carried a basket of old fashioned flowers.

O. A. Simmons of Fond du Lac, a cousin of the bridegroom, was best man, while the ushers were Clarence Staab, brother of the bride, Melvin Leistikow of Wauwatosa and Clarence Weber of this city. The nuptial music, which included Lohengrin's Wedding March and Mendelssohn's Recessional from "Mid-Summer Night's Dream" was played by Miss Johannah Kohlmeier. Special numbers were provided by the church choir during the ceremony.

Late Saturday afternoon there was a reception for about 150 guests at the home of the bride's mother. The newly married couple are spending a week in northern Wisconsin and Michigan and after September 1st will make their home at Fort Atkinson, where Mr. Dunlap is employed by the Prudential Life Insurance company. The bride graduated from the local high school with the class of 1927 and for a number of years has been employed as a bookkeeper with the Newton & Wenz company store here.

The following guests from out of town were in attendance at the wedding: Mr. and Mrs. Lester Staab, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bucholz, Mrs. Anna Buccholz, Mr. and Mrs. Harold Burdon and son, David, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Manke, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Messer, and Mr Melvin Leistikow, Milwaukee; Miss Ardis Frank, Wauwatosa; Mr. and Mrs. Able Simonson, Madison; Mr. and Mrs. Theo. Ehlers and family, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Simonson and family, Mrs. Ellen Dunlap and daughter, Lucille, Mrs. Chas. Carmichael and sons, Erling and Gary, and L. R. Donke of Fort Atkinson; Mr. and Mrs. Peter Olson of Waupun; Mr. and Mrs. O. A. Simonson, Mrs. Harold Hoyt and Mrs. T. D. Hoyt and daughters, Bernice and Vivian, of Fond du Lac; Mr. and Mrs. John P. Messer of Burnett; Mrs. Clifton Andrews and daughters, Darline and Marjorie, of Logansport, Ind.; Mr. and Mrs. Edw. Wenger, Horicon; Mrs. James Lindsay and Miss Norma Welch of Lake Delton, Wis.
OBITUARY: Beaver Dam Citizen On-Line, Wednesday, July 25, 2007.

FORT ATKINSON - Helen Lorraine Dunlap, 97, Fort Atkinson, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Monday, July 23, 2007, at the Countryside Home in Jefferson.

The former Helen Staab was born Dec. 29, 1909, in Beaver Dam, daughter of Clarence W. and Katherine I. Messer. She married William Earl Dunlap of Fort Atkinson on June 22, 1935, in Beaver Dam. He died Sept. 16, 1983.

Helen was baptized at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church in Beaver Dam on Jan. 30, 1910, and confirmed there on Palm Sunday, March 25, 1923. A 1927 graduate of Beaver Dam High School, Helen attended Wayland Academy in Beaver Dam.

Prior to her marriage, Helen had been employed at the former Newton-Wenz in Beaver Dam, and from 1935 to 1944 was employed at the former Fort Atkinson Savings Bank. Along with her husband, they purchased the home of former Governor W.D. Hoard in 1954 and opened the doors of the Dunlap Memorial Home in 1955.

Helen was a member of St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church and its Ladies Aid Society since 1938. She was also a life member of the Fort Atkinson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary, Fort Atkinson Historical Society and former Fort Atkinson Homemakers Club. Helen held numerous offices while affiliated with these organizations.

Helen is survived by her son, Timothy (Linda) Dunlap; daughter, Pamela (Kenneth) Claussen, both of Fort Atkinson; eight grandchildren, Jeffrey (Chris) Dunlap, Jefferson, Jennifer Probst, Lake Mills, Christin (Kenneth) Jaworski, Green Bay, Curtis Claussen, Palatine, Ill., Carla (John) Claussen Wubben, Cottage Grove, Nathan Dunlap, Kiara (Adam) Tuten, and T.J. Dunlap, all of Fort Atkinson, seven great-grandchildren, J.J., Zach and Toby Probst, Bailey and Quinn Jaworski, Lucas Wubben and Ellie Ruth Tuten; step-grandchildren, Nick Langholff and Rachel (Chad) Miller; one sister, Eva Kranz, Beaver Dam; dear nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was also preceded in death by a daughter, Katherine Ellen in infancy; two brothers, William and Clarence; and special companion Earl Hartel.

Funeral services will be held at noon on Saturday, July 28, at St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church with the Revs. Paul Scharrer and Michael Duncan officiating. Interment will follow in Lakeview Cemetery. Friends and relatives may call to pay their respects from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 27, at the Dunlap Memorial Home and at the church on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of the services.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul's Ev. Lutheran Church or the Fort Atkinson Historical Society. Dunlap Memorial Home, 604 S. Main St., Fort Atkinson, is serving the family. 
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  William Earl Dunlap (1906 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Lakeview Cemetery
Fort Atkinson
Jefferson County
Wisconsin, USA
Plot: S12 B3 L4
Created by: R. D. Mittelstadt
Record added: Jul 25, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20626107
Helen Lorraine <i>Staab</i> Dunlap
Added by: Jacki Bierma
Helen Lorraine <i>Staab</i> Dunlap
Added by: Jacki Bierma
Helen Lorraine <i>Staab</i> Dunlap
Added by: R. D. Mittelstadt
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