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Helen E. Brockmeier

Helen Brockmeier of Johannisburg departed this life at her residence on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 10:10 a.m. following a sudden illness. She had attained the age of 73 years, two months and 12 days.

Helen was born in Venedy Township on Januray 17, 1942 the daughter of Ralph and Elda (nee Brandhorst) Klasing Sr. She was united in marriage to Wilmer Brockmeier in the St. Peter United Church of Christ in Okawville on August 5, 1978 and he survives her passing.

Helen was a faithful member of the St. Paul United Church of Christ (White Church) in rural Okawville. She was a 1960 graduate of Okawville High School. Mrs. Brockmeier worked as a cook at the Hen House Restaurant in Okawville for many years until its closing. She had also driven a school bus for the West Washington County School District and had formerly worked as an aid at the Washington Springs Nursing Home in Okawville. She enjoyed quilting and spending time with her family.

Left to mourn her passing is her husband, Wilmer “Porky” Brockmeier of Johannisburg; two daughters, Debbie Pierce and husband Fred of Nashville and Tammy Walls and husband Tim of Bridgeport; a brother, Albert Klasing and wife June of Okawville; two sisters, Berniece Roesener and husband Norman of Nashville and Florence Klasing Barkau and husband Butch also of Nashville; five grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews as well as a host of friends.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son, Charles Dannaman; and three brothers, Ralph Klasing Jr., Lawrence Klasing and Harold Klasing in infancy.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Okawville on Wednesday, April 1 from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m. Following the visitation, a private graveside service will be held at the St. Paul (White Church) Cemetery in rural Okawville.

Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the St. Paul Cemetery Fund and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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