Helen J. Hansel, 91, Wautoma, passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 at Wild Rose Community Memorial Hospital. 

She was born July 14, 1923, in Chicago, IL, the daughter of Sebastian and Magdalena (Drozdowicz) Bilinski. She married Lloyd G. Hansel on Oct. 23, 1948, in Chicago. He preceded her in death on June 25, 1999.

Helen was employed in the office at Spiegel Catalogue in Chicago for a number of years. Later, when they moved to rural Wautoma she worked for Dr. Darby in Wautoma for many years.

She is survived by one brother: Raymond (Casimira) Bilinski, Calumet City, IL; nieces: Anne Marie (Patrick) Lucchhetti, Plainfield, IL, Judy Hansel, Milwaukee, Jean Hansel, San Francisco, CA, Charlotte Hansel Roberts (Michael), Stevens Point, and Roberta E. Laine, Stevens Point; nephews: Dennis (Susan) Bilinski, Antioch, IL, and Stephen Hansel (Susan), Appleton. She is further survived by other relatives and dear friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and by one brother: Stanley Bilinski; nephews: Roy L. Johnson and William Hansel; brothers-in-law: Frederick, Marvin, Chester, Clarence, and Linden Hansel; sisters-in-law: Esther Hansel, Mabel Hansel, and Emily Wegner.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 11 a.m. at Leikness Funeral Home in Wautoma with Rev. David Greskowiak of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wautoma officiating. Burial was in West Holden Lutheran Cemetery, Township of Wautoma.

Visitation was held on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the funeral home. www.wautomafuneralhome.com.