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Helen Lucille Kroll Belongia
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Birth: Apr. 14, 1928
East Dubuque
Jo Daviess County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 10, 2000
Eau Claire
Eau Claire County
Wisconsin, USA

Helen Belongia, 71, formerly of 3520 Patton Street, Eau Claire, passed away Friday, March 10, 2000, at Luther Hospital in Eau Claire. She was born April 14, 1928, in East Dubuque, Illinois to William H. and Elsye M. (Heller) Kroll. She graduated from the East Dubuque High School and attended the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. In 1952 she married John R. Thurston and had a daughter, Amy Thurston. She married Reuben Belongia on November 8, 1979. They spent 15 winters in Lehigh Acres, Florida. She was involved with the Lehigh Acres Art League and chaired art shows for many years. Helen was a member of the Peace Lutheran Church, the University Women's Association and several other local organizations. Her love for music, particularly sacred choral music, involved her in choirs throughout her life. She is the co-owner of the Frentress Lake Summer Resort, East Dubuque, Illinois. Survivors include her husband, Reuben Belongia, a daughter, Amy Thurston of Hudson, Wis.; stepdaughters, Karen (Al) Nicol of Arvada, Colorado and Kathryn (James) Ralston of Eau Claire, Wis.; four stepgrandchildren, and two step great grandchildren; a sister, Anise Bonnet of East Dubuque, Illinois; two nephews, Ken (Judy) Bonnet and Steve (Barbara) Bonnet. She was preceded in death by her parents and an infant son, David William. Friends may call from 2pm until 4pm on Sunday. March 12, 2000 at Fuller-Speckien Funeral Home. Private burial will be Monday morning at the Forest Hill Cemetery. A memorial service will follow at 11am Monday at Peace Lutheran Church with the Reverand Mark Schulz officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the Chippewa Valley Health Clinic or to Peace Lutheran Church.
Family links: 
  William Henry Kroll (1892 - 1967)
  Elsye Margarheha Heller Kroll (1889 - 1977)
  Reuben R Belongia (1918 - 2006)
  David William Thurston (1964 - 1964)*
  Anise Emma Kroll Bonnet (1921 - 2007)*
  Helen Lucille Kroll Belongia (1928 - 2000)
*Calculated relationship
Forest Hill Cemetery
Eau Claire
Eau Claire County
Wisconsin, USA
Created by: CJ
Record added: Mar 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66448551
Helen Lucille <i>Kroll</i> Belongia
Added by: CJ
Helen Lucille <i>Kroll</i> Belongia
Added by: Sue Butterfield Picard
Helen Lucille <i>Kroll</i> Belongia
Added by: Sue Butterfield Picard
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