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In Memory of Helena Buechner


October 10, 1940 - March 28, 2019

Helena Sophia Buechner of Cumberland went to her Savior's arms early morning on March 28, 2019 at Indianhead Medical Center. She was born October 10, 1940 in Mena, AR to Floyd and Margaret (Sunderman) Beers and graduated from Mena High School in 1958. She was married in St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown, WI on August 6, 1960 to Rev. Quinten Buechner, whom she met at Bethesda Lutheran Communities, a facility for the developmentally disabled. She attended Valparaiso University for two years, then earned her Bachelors Degree from Kent State University. Helena devoted her life to raising her family and supporting her beloved husband throughout his educational journey.  Her passions were genealogy and art. She traced her ancestry to the 1300s and Quin's to the 1500s.

She is survived by husband, Quin of Cumberland; daughters, Cheryl and Cat; son, Carlos (Jen); sister, Ellie Proft; grandchildren: Conor (Dani) Erb, Kaitlyn Enger, Antonio Lopez, Austin Hagee, Myles Erb, Dakota Buechner, Falisaty (Ariel) Morel, and Summer Buechner; 2 great grandchildren: Melody Lopez and Lincoln Bents; many nieces, nephews, and other relatives. She has joyously greeted her parents, Floyd and Margaret; son, Alvin Carl, II; siblings: Charlie, Charlotte, Bob, Bill, Ed, and John; mother-in-law, Rose (Van De Lune) Buechner.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, April 1, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church with Rev. John Miels officiating. Burial will be in Northern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery. Pallbearers are Carlos Buechner, Conor Erb, Myles Erb, Dakota Buechner, and Michael Erb. Visitation will be from 1 hour prior to the service.

Her son Carlos reflects, "Throughout my life my mom has been my best friend, and my rock. She was always there for me when I needed a shoulder to cry on, and never left my side. Even when times were tough, she always made me feel like part of the family. She was always so wise, caring, and knew what advice to give me no matter what the situation was. I learned many things from her, and I will always be grateful for that. I know she lived a long and happy life, and I know that she is safe up there with my brother."

Memorials are preferred to Bethesda Lutheran Communities.

Skinner Funeral Home of Cumberland is serving the family.


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