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Helen L. Howe, 76

Helen L. Howe, age 76 of Star Prairie, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family and friends on Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008 at Westfield's Hospital in New Richmond.

She was born the daughter of Harvey and Tillie (Gerke) Teske on Jan. 7, 1932 in Farmington Township. Howe was employed at Parkwood Composition in New Richmond until her retirement and was also a member of Bethany Lutheran Church in Star Prairie.

She was preceded in death by her parents and sister, Violet Teske.

Helen is survived by her children, Robert Howe of Carlisle, Penn.; Cristi (Larry) Koch of New Melle, Mo., James (Julie) Howe of Star Prairie, Wis. and Dustin Howe also of Star Prairie, Wis.; grandchildren, Mandy Atzmiller, James Howe, Jason Koch, Bria Koch, Samantha Howe, Anthony Howe; great-grandchildren, Chase, Reese and Brynn Atzmiller and Jack Howe; brother, Vernon (Ruby) Teske; and dear friend, Rosemary Springer.

A memorial service was held on Sunday, Dec. 28, 2008 at 3 p.m. at the Beebe Mortuary in New Richmond. Memorial visitation was from 1-3 p.m. before the service. Spring interment will be in the Oak Grove Cemetery in Farmington.

Arrangements were with Beebe Mortuary of New Richmond.