Helen Wojcik

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Helen Wojcik, 88, Pulaski, died peacefully Easter Sunday morning, April 1, 2018, at Emerald Bay in Hobart, where she had made her home for the past four years. The daughter of the late Dr. Joseph and Daisy (Rickett) Steckbauer was born May 18, 1929, in Manitowoc County. Helen graduated from Columbia School of Nursing in Milwaukee in 1950. Later that year she met Eugene Wojcik at a dance in Green Valley. They were married December 30, 1950, at St. Mary’s Church in Manitowoc. Helen started her nursing career at St. Mary’s Hospital in Green Bay. After several years as a stay-at-home mom she returned to nursing at Santa Maria Nursing Home in Green Bay for over 20 years.

Helen was a member of Assumption B.V.M. Parish in Pulaski where she belonged to the Council of Catholic Women and had been awarded CCW Woman of the Year in 2017. Helen had also been a member of the Pulaski Commission on Aging and Senior Homes and was active in volunteering with the Pulaski Senior Center. Eugene and Helen were on the Board of Directors for the Association for Retarded Citizens (now ASPIRO) for many years. She was a Girl Scout Leader in the Pulaski area and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Unit #337, Pulaski. Helen enjoyed crafting and cooking, and always made sure to be “a day ahead” in taking care of her family.

Survivors include ten children: Charmaine Baranczyk, Green Bay, Audrey (Bill) Peters, Oconto, Mark Wojcik, Green Bay, Susie (Joel) Kirkish, Green Bay, Carol (Michael) Bess, Suamico, Mary (Scott) Vanden Busch, Green Bay, Barbara (Randy) Kuske, Green Bay, Ron (Patty) Wojcik, Pulaski, Connie Wojcik (Darin Zahn), Seymour, and Jenifer (Wesley) Marks, Luxemburg; 21 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends; and one brother-in-law, James Wojcik, Madison.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eugene, on August 16, 2010; one son, Lloyd Wojcik, one brother, Curtis (Sharon) Steckbauer, and her stepmother, Frances Steckbauer.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018, at Assumption B.V.M. Church, Pulaski, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M., presiding. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery.