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Donald Helein

Wednesday, October 5, 2011
4:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home
358 South Main Street
Seymour, WI 54165

Thursday, October 6, 2011
10:00 AM until 11:00 AM
St. John's United Church of Christ
101 S. Clark Street
Black Creek, WI 54106

Thursday, October 6, 2011
11:00 AM
St. John's United Church of Christ
101 South Clark Street
Black Creek, WI 54106


Donald J. Helein, 85, Black Creek passed away Saturday evening, October 1, 2011, at his home with his family by his side. He was born January 19, 1926, son of the late John and Elsie (Zocholl) Helein. On October 23, 1954, he was united in marriage to Arla Holcomb in Appleton. Don was a U.S. Army veteran serving from 1951-1953. He farmed on the family homestead until his retirement. He was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in the Town of Black Creek, where he was a former council member. He also was a retired member of the Black Creek Rural Fire Dept. and a member of the Black Creek American Legion. Donís wishes were to pass away in the house he was born, raised, and lived all his life.

Don is survived by his wife, Arla; son, Gary (Virginia) Helein, Seymour; daughters: Sue (Bill) Schneider, Black Creek; Sara (Brian) Biettler, Black Creek; grandchildren: Nick (Diana) Helein, Erica (Jason) Jansky, Brock Helein, Megan Helein, John (Carrie) Schneider, Laura Schneider; brother, Walter (Evelyn) Helein, Eagle River.

He was preceded in death by two sisters: Odell and Marian (Eugene) Vick.

Friends may call Wednesday, October 5, 2011 from 4-8 p.m., at the Muehl-Boettcher Funeral Home, Seymour, and Thursday at St. Johnís United Church of Christ, Black Creek, from 10:00 a.m. until services at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Gail Irwin officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with Military rites to follow. Online condolences may be expressed at

A special thank you to ThedaCare At Home Hospice for all your care and concern.

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