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Helen Gilsdorf

August 8, 1935 — June 4, 2019

Helen Gilsdorf

Helen Lou Gilsdorf, 83 of Bridgman, formerly of Madison, Wisconsin, passed away on Tuesday, June 4, 2019 at Woodland Terrace, Bridgman.

Friends may meet with the family from 4-6 PM Monday, June 10, 2019 at The Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman.  Entombment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Wisconsin, where a committal service will be held at 2:30 PM Tuesday, June 11.  Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences accepted at  www.PikeFH.com.

Helen was born August 8, 1935 in Dayton, Ohio the daughter of the late Hayden and Garnet (Brown) Potterf. On October 6, 1956 she married John R. Gilsdorf and he preceded her in death on September 3, 2016.  Helen enjoyed crafting, casino trips, knitting,  puzzles, and spending time with her loving family. Helen was always a fun-loving, busy grandma with a great sense of humor. On her last day with us she was laughing with the loving staff at Woodland Terrace.  The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff there for their many years of loving care to both Helen and John.

Survivors include three daughters: Janet (Rick) Mankowski, Karen (Mike) Bitter and Linda Gilsdorf; five grandsons: Jonathan (Amber) Mankowski, Jerimiah (Sarah) Mankowski, Steve (Katie) Bitter, Jack Bitter and Nick (Ashley) Bitter;  and five great grandchildren: Bryc e McConnell, Lauren Mankowski, Emma Bitter, Nolan and Lane Bitter; a sister: Linda (G.B.) Ogle.

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Past Services

Visitation

Monday, June 10, 2019

4:00 - 6:00pm

Pike Funeral Home, Boyd Chapel

9191 Red Arrow Hwy, Bridgman, MI 49106

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Gathering of Family and Friends

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

2:00 - 2:30pm

Roselawn Memorial Park

401 Femrite Dr, Monona, WI 53716

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Funeral Service

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Starts at 2:30pm

Roselawn Memorial Park

401 Femrite Dr, Monona, WI 53716

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