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VERONA—On Monday, March 12, 2018, we said goodbye to our loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Doris M. Helt. She was born April 15, 1928, in Waunakee, to Fred and Helen (Klein) Schoepp. Doris married the love of her life, Joseph M. Helt, on Sept. 7, 1950. They farmed in the Verona area since 1964.

Her passions were her nine grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, sports, gardening, cards, baking, and her favorite cats.

Doris is survived by her children, Rodney (Joyce), Laurie (Jim) Lemke, Cheryl (Bob) Holler and JoAnne (Ed) Farnsworth; grandchildren, Jill (Matt) Zimmerman, Bobbie (Matt) Jorgensen, Thomas (Carrie) Holler, Craig (Janna) Holler, Lindy (Steve) Meer, Lynn (Tyler) Heslinga, Joseph (Melinda) Farnsworth, Leah (Ryan) Stenjem and Victoria (Justin) Novara; great-grandchildren, John Paul, Rubie, Gianna, Ashley, Charlie, Liam, Anderson, Lilie, Peter, Ethan, Jordyn and Bella; and two brothers, Fred (Joan) and Donald (Marcy).

She is preceded in death by her husband, Joe, in 2006; her parents; and her sister and brother-in-law, Jeanette and Donald Ballentine.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 16, 2018, at ST. ANDREW’S CATHOLIC CHURCH, 301 N. Main St., Verona, with Father John Sasse officiating. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass. Burial will follow at the church’s cemetery.

We extend a special thank you to Kindred Hearts of Cottage Grove for their personal care of our mother, and Agrace HospiceCare. And a heartfelt thank you to Father Michael Tarigopula of St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Cottage Grove, for his visits, kindness and smile.

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220 Enterprise Drive Verona Chapel

(608) 845-6625

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