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Helen Bishop Placek / Jurgens

Jacksonville, Morgan County, Illinois, USA
Death 28 Feb 2000 (aged 90)
Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada, USA
Burial Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID 100129241 · View Source
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Helen (Placek) Jurgens, 90, of Las Vegas, Nevada died Monday, February 28, 2000 at Torrey Pines Care Center.

She was born May 30, 1909 in Jacksonville, Illinois to William and Bessie (Henson) Bishop. She grew up in Jacksonville and graduated from Jacksonville High School in 1921. She married Frank J. Placek July 19, 1933 in Chicago. They lived in numerous places including Kansas City, Missouri, Topeka, Kansas, Washington, D.C., Apply Valley, California, Omaha, and Lincoln. In 1970 they retired to Wahoo. After the death of her first husband, she married Edward G. Jurgens March 10, 1979 in Wilber. They made their home in Wahoo. In 1997 she moved to be with her son, Bradley in Las Vegas. For the past 1 1/2 years she has made her home in Torrey Pines Care Center.

She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Hillside County Club, all in Wahoo.

She is survived by her son, Bradley Placek of Portland, Oregon; granddaughter, Tracy Lee; stepdaughter, Elaine and husband, Clarence Camenzind of Omaha; stepsons, Charles Hoffman of Tilden, Garrell Hoffman of Omaha; sister, Gladys Ongenars of Rockford, Illinois; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, Frank J. Placek on August 4, 1974; second husband, Edward G. Jurgens on August 16, 1995; brother, John; sisters, Ethel, Hazel, and Nellie.

Services are Friday, March 3 at 10:30 a.m. at Zajicek Funeral Home in Wilber with Pastor James Helgren officiating. Song service is by Bernice Zajicek. Interment is at Lincoln Memorial Park.

Source: The Crete News, March 1, 2000

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