Helen G. Collar (nee Griesbach)passed away on Saturday, October 6, 2012. She was 90 years old.
Helen was born January 9, 1922 to the late Mary and Joseph Griesbach. She was a lifelong resident of Appleton, and a 1939 graduate of Appleton High School. Following high school, she worked in the Personnel office at Kimberly-Clark Corporation, Neenah, where she met her husband, Roy. Helen and Roy were married in 1949 and spent 41 years together. Roy died in 1989.
Helen was a devoted wife, loving mother, and wonderful grandmother. She was dedicated to her family. Her support and encouragement were never ending. Helen's faith was very important to her and she lived it every day. It provided her with strength and guidance throughout her life. She loved to decorate, sew, shop and have lunch with her friends.
Helen enjoyed the winters spent with Roy at their condo in Fort Myers, Florida. She also enjoyed the family gatherings at their cottage in Boulder Junction.
Helen was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Christian Mothers and St. Elizabeth Hospital Auxiliary. She was a founder and Charter Member of the Chalice Circle of King's Daughters. She was also a member of Butte des Morts Country Club.
Helen is survived by her children, Mark (Mary) Collar, Cincinnati, Ohio, Curt (Trudy) Collar, Eagan, Minnesota, and Christopher (MaryAnn) Collar, Appleton, Wisconsin. Grandchildren are Dr. Ryan (April) Collar, Cincinnati, JD (Liz) Collar, Indianapolis, Indiana, Caralyn Collar, New York, NY, Laura and Sarah Collar, Denver, Colorado, Katie Collar, Houston, Texas and Ben Collar, Appleton, Wisconsin.
Helen is also survived by brother, Joseph (Rita) Griesbach, Appleton and two sisters, Isabelle Zuercher, Rancho Murieta, California, and Carol (Jack) Broeren , Green Bay, Wisconsin, also many nieces and nephews.
The funeral liturgy for Helen will be held on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at SACRED HEART CATHOLIC CHURCH (222 E Fremont St, Appleton) at 11 AM with Father Andrew Kurz officiating. Friends may call the church directly from 10 AM until time of Mass
Memorials to Sacred Heart Parish, Xavier High School or the Salvation Army appreciated. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wichmannfargo.com.
The Collar family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Peabody Manor for the love and kindness shown to their mother.