Tuesday, December 30th, 2008
Helen E. Suchland, 90, of 9 Haarbye St., New Bremen, died at 11:56 p.m. Dec. 28, 2008, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
She was born Feb. 20, 1918, near Wabash to John and Catherine Powell Menchhofer. On Oct. 18, 1942, she married Harold L. Suchland, who survives.
Other survivors are four sons, Harold E. (Barbara), Jim (Shirley), Michael (Janet), all of New Bremen, and Tom (Carol), North Pole, Alaska; a brother, Martin (Marge) Menchhofer, St. Marys; 20 grandchildren, and 32 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are two sisters, Beatrice Nolte and Kathryn Knapp; and two brothers, Cletus Menchhofer Sr. and Herbert Menchhofer.
She worked at the former Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, St. Marys, and along with her husband, owned and operated the former Suchland's Flowers and Greenhouse in New Bremen. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, St. Marys, the Dorcas Society and Women of ELC, all of the church, and taught Sunday school for a number of years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, New Bremen, was a Cub Scout den mother and a past president of the New Bremen Band Boosters.
Services are 10 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. William Maki officiating. Burial is at Elm Grove Cemetery, St. Marys.
Calling is 2-6 p.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and 9-10 a.m. Friday at the church.
Contributions can be made to the church memorial fund, the American Legion Auxiliary or the New Bremen Emergency Squad.