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Helen S. Backstrom Achtzehn
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Birth: Jan. 28, 1916
West Newton
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jan. 6, 2009
McKeesport
Allegheny County
Pennsylvania, USA

Helen S. Achtzehn
Elizabeth Township

Helen S. Achtzehn, of Elizabeth Township, died Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. She was born in West Newton, the daughter of the late Arthur E. and Olivia Ulander Backstrom, and was wife of the late Herman B. Achtzehn. She was a member of Boston United Methodist Church and the Women's Society there, Mt. Vernon AARP, Elizabeth Township Historical Society, Elizabeth Township Senior Citizens, McKeesport YWCA, and the McKeesport Garden Club. Helen was a 1934 graduate of McKeesport High School and had worked for the former J.C. Penney Co. at Eastland Shopping Center. She is survived by a son, Gary B. (Barbara) Achtzehn, of Phoenix, Ariz.; six grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by a daughter, Connie L. Wiskeman, who died Sept. 2, 2001; a grandson, Robert Wayne Wiskeman, who died March 23, 2002; great-great-granddaughter, Brielle Lou; brother, George Backstrom; and a sister, Virginia Hocko. Friends are welcome from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the GILBERT FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATORY INC., 6028 Smithfield St., Boston, Elizabeth Township. Service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday at Boston United Methodist Church with the Rev. Kenneth B. Jones, officiating. Interment will follow at the West Newton Cemetery. 
 
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 Parents:
  Arthur Edward Backstrom (1888 - 1963)
  Olivia Elizabeth Ulander Backstrom (1888 - 1964)
 
 Spouse:
  Herman B. Achtzehn (1913 - 1982)*
 
 Children:
  Connie Lee Achtzehn Wiskeman (1942 - 2001)*
 
 Siblings:
  Rebecca Elizabeth Backstrom Jeffreys (1911 - 1988)*
  Arnold Edward Backstrom (1912 - 1987)*
  Helen S. Backstrom Achtzehn (1916 - 2009)
  George Andrew Backstrom (1917 - 2001)*
  Virginia Caroline Backstrom Roslosnick-Hocko (1919 - 2002)*
  Geraldine May Backstrom (1929 - 1932)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
West Newton Cemetery
West Newton
Westmoreland County
Pennsylvania, USA
 
Maintained by: dwcooley
Originally Created by: Kathi Lynn King
Record added: Oct 06, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 98387297
Helen S. <i>Backstrom</i> Achtzehn
Added by: Kathi Lynn King
 
Helen S. <i>Backstrom</i> Achtzehn
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