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Helena Amanda Matilda Behnke Fischer
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Birth: Apr. 2, 1901
Oconto County
Wisconsin, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1987
Nashville
Davidson County
Tennessee, USA

Helen was my grandma. She was kind, loving, talented, and strong. She was a wonderful cook and seamstress and did lots of types of needlework. She also maintained optimism and a cheerful mood even through difficulties, and she worked hard her whole life.

Helen lost her newborn baby sister and her mother within about 2 weeks when she was eight years old. After completing 8th grade, she started working to help the family, as was common for farm families in those days.

In 1928, while working as an inspector at a hosiery factory in Milwaukee, she married Walter Fischer. He was the love of her life and she of his. Together, they made it through the Depression (just after he got his college degree). They raised a wonderful daughter, JoAnn.

Employment was a struggle during the Depression, but in 1940, Walter got a job with the US Government in the Panama Canal Zone. They lived there for 25 years, until he retired.

After Walter died in 1973, Helen enjoyed her daughter and son-in-law and granddaughters - but on some level, she was just waiting to be with him again. In December 1987, she finally went to be with him. 
 
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 Parents:
  Karl August Ferdinand Behnke (1873 - 1968)
  Adelia Weston Behnke (1878 - 1909)
 
 Spouse:
  Walter Max Oscar Fischer (1903 - 1973)
 
 Children:
  JoAnn Adella Helen Fischer Boling (1933 - 2011)*
 
 Siblings:
  Helena Amanda Matilda Behnke Fischer (1901 - 1987)
  Herbert H. Behnke (1904 - 1968)*
  May Behnke (1909 - 1909)*
  Eugene H Behnke (1913 - 2004)**
  Kurt M Behnke (1914 - 2004)**
  Arlo Wayne F Behnke (1926 - 1984)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Crest Lawn Cemetery
Cookeville
Putnam County
Tennessee, USA
 
Maintained by: vvesper
Originally Created by: Jenifer Crone
Record added: Oct 27, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 60693460
Helena Amanda Matilda <i>Behnke</i> Fischer
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Helena Amanda Matilda <i>Behnke</i> Fischer
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Helena Amanda Matilda <i>Behnke</i> Fischer
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