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 Helena Amanda Matilda <I>Behnke</I> Fischer

Helena Amanda Matilda Behnke Fischer

Birth
Oconto County, Wisconsin, USA
Death 14 Dec 1987 (aged 86)
Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA
Burial Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 60693460 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Jenifer Crone
  • Added: 27 Oct 2010
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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helena Amanda Matilda Behnke Fischer (2 Apr 1901–14 Dec 1987), Find A Grave Memorial no. 60693460, citing Crest Lawn Cemetery, Cookeville, Putnam County, Tennessee, USA ; Maintained by vvesper (contributor 48146831) .