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Wanda Helvey

April 14, 1938 — April 2, 2020

Wanda Lou Helvey, age 81, of Merrill, passed away surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, April 2, 2020 at her home after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born April 14, 1938 in Tomahawk to William & Gladys (Fortney) Dietrich.

Wanda attended Tomahawk High School and later in life went onto Northcentral Technical College. Wanda was known to many in the community as “Miss Wanda” as she was a teacher’s aide for Parkside Preschool for almost 30 years.

Wanda’s passion in life was spending time with her family. Wanda had a loving, courageous, and honest nature and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Survivors include her mother: Gladys, children; Lesley (David) Borkowski, Fond du Lac, Randy (Barb) Helvey, Hewitt, Kevin (Tammy) Helvey, Wausau, Wade Helvey, Merrill, Todd Helvey, Merrill, Robin (Erik) Helvey, Merrill, grandchildren; Craig, Kristin, Zachary, Derek, Rikki, Cody, Marissa, Samantha, Joseph, Dannielle, 8 great grandchildren, brother: William (Gladys) Dietrich, sister in law: Barb Dietrich, and many other relatives and friends.

Wanda was preceded in death by her father: William Dietrich, sister: Diane Krenz, brother: Lyle Dietrich.

Private family services will be held on Sunday, April 5th, 2020.

Funeral Service for Wanda will be 11:00 AM on Friday, July 31, 2020 at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Rev. Scott Gustafson will officiate.  Visitation will be on Friday, July 31, 2020 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Entombment will be in Merrill Memorial Park.

Waid Funeral Home & Cremation Service of Merrill is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.

To protect the health and safety of all, services are currently being limited as required by the local health department.

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Visitation

Friday, July 31, 2020

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Trinity Lutheran Chuch

, Merrill, WI 54452

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Friday, July 31, 2020

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Trinity Lutheran Chuch

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Friday, July 31, 2020

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