Helen Agnes Wegehaupt


March 20, 1919 - February 18, 2010




Helen Agnes Wegehaupt was born March 20, 1919, in Mitchell, to Herman and Anna (Heckel) Wieczorek.  She attended Mt. Vernon High School and graduated from Mitchell High School.  She attended Springfield Normal School.

She taught elementary school in Davison County rural schools and worked as a typist at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio prior to being married to Albert Wegehaupt on Jan. 25, 1947 in LeMars, Iowa.  She lived and worked with Albert on the family farm until they retired in 1979 to live in Mitchell.  Later, they lived at Wesley Acres.

Helen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell, sang in the choir, and served in the LWML and Circles there.  Helen loved to sing and play piano.  She encouraged her family to learn to sing harmony, play instruments, and enjoyed their performances.  Helen had a strong faith in the Lord.  She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother.  Throughout her life she showed love and kindness to her family and friends.  Her strength and endurance was an inspiration.

She is survived by four sons: Lynn and wife, Marilyn, Omaha, NE; Larry, Greenbelt, MD; Loren and wife, Beth, Mount Vernon; and Keith, Peoria, AZ; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Clifford Wieczorek and wife, Mava, Mitchell; three step sisters, Leola McKinley, Ft Dodge, IA; Wilma Ralston, Dayton OH; and Bethel Harrington, Chariton, IA; five brothers-in-law; Walter Wegehaupt, Erwin Wegehaupt and wife, Maxine, Adolph Wegehaupt and wife, Delores; Lawrence Helling all of Mitchell, and Martin Wegehaupt and wife, Alice, Aberdeen; two sisters-in-law, Linda Herrig, Mitchell; and Lucille Wieczorek, Garden Grove, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert March 23, 2004, her parents, and two brothers, Edwin and Norman Wieczorek.




Friday, February 26, 2010
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Prayer Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Saturday, February 27, 2010
10:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
620 East 3rd Avenue
Mitchell, South Dakota


Sunset Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Larry Wegehaupt on March 4, 2010
Thank you for your postings and keeping us in your thoughts and prayers. She had a full life and we are glad that her passing away was with all us sons there, without pain, and aware of us up to 45min before she passed away.
Posted by Janine Rew-Werling on February 26, 2010
What a dear and delightful person Helen was! I am so many great Wegehaupt memories! My Grandma and Grandpa loved the Wegehaupt gatherings, and the Tantans made sure that our family was a part of them. I celebrate Helen's new life in Christ and the promise we all have in Jesus that death is not the final answer...but new life in Christ! May you all know the comfort of the resurrection and the sure and certain hope we have in our Lord! Remembering you in my prayers!
Posted by Laurie Wold Doherty on February 25, 2010
I just read about your mom's passing, So sorry. We went through this not too long ago with my dad - as you know. Our thoughts are with you.
Posted by Judy McCarthy on February 25, 2010
How blessed that your Mom has been called home.
She was a wonderful person and we have such great memories of our families together. Mom thought the world of her. She was always happy and laughing! Please find comfort in knowing that many of us are thinking of you even though we can't be there with you. God Bless!
Posted by Carolyn (Storla) Schuch on February 24, 2010
Larry, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my prayers. What a blessing to know your mother loved the Lord. She is singing today!!!
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