Helen Dohmeier, 1924-2019
Funeral services for Helen E. Dohmeier will be at 11 a.m. Monday at Concordia Lutheran Church in Pickerel Lake. The Rev. Katelyn Rakotoarivelo will officiate. Interment will be in Concordia Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour before services at the church. Bonnerup Funeral Service is assisting the family.
Helen died Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, at Hidden Creek at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 94.
Helen Elizabeth was born Dec. 6, 1924, in Albert Lea, the daughter of August and Elizabeth (Scherb) Richter.
She graduated as valedictorian with the Albert Lea High School class of 1943.
Helen married Ernest H. Dohmeier on Sept. 21, 1958, at Concordia Lutheran Church in Pickerel Lake, and they made their home in Conger. Helen was an efficient bookkeeper, working for Richter Hardware and for Ernie at his business, Dohmeier TV.
Helen enjoyed gardening, and will be remembered for her beautiful flowers, bountiful vegetables and her famous pickles.
Throughout her life she was active at Concordia Lutheran, enjoying participating in WELCA and quilting.
Together Helen and Ernie enjoyed some travel, fishing, winemaking and family gatherings at the lake.
Helen is survived by her husband, Ernest Dohmeier; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Clemens Dohmeier, Evelyn (Jewell) Schock, Jerry Dohmeier, Gertrude Whitmire and Richard (Juanita) Dohmeier; and many nieces, nephews, and great-nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her brothers Herbert Richter and his wife, Dorothea, and Werner “Pat” Richter and his wife, Ethel; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Dorothy and Elmer Wittmer, Paula and Alfred Sprenger, Geraldine Dohmeier, Grace Dohmeier, Harold Whitmire and Ervin and Loretta Dohmeier.
Blessed be her memory.