Helen E. Cebulla, age 97 of Norwood Young America, passed away on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013 at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 11 a.m. at Ascension Catholic Church in Norwood Young America with Father Gregory Abbott as celebrant of the Mass; visitation is Friday 4-8 p.m. at the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia and one hour prior to the Mass at church; a rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Friday evening; interment Ascension Catholic Cemetery. Casket bearers were her grandchildren.
Helen was born on Aug. 12, 1915 in Waverly, the daughter of Theodore and Anne (Motzko) Warzeha. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. On May 11, 1938 Helen was united in marriage to Peter Cebulla at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Waverly. Helen was a very giving person, always helping out anyone who needed a hand. She was a volunteer at Ridgeview Medical Center, a past Red Cross Chapter President, and drove for meals on wheels and was a lector at Ascension Catholic Church. Helen was also a member of the Daughters Of Isabella. She will be remembered for her homemade caramel rolls which she gave to all of her family.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband Peter; son Marvin; grandson Brian Cebulla; parents Ted and Anne Warzeha; step-mother Anna Warzeha; brother Marvin Warzeha.
Helen is survived by her loving family: sons and daughters-in-law Harold and Elsie Cebulla of Shapleigh, ME, David and Donna Cebulla of Norwood Young America, Robert and Marie Cebulla of Spring Valley, Wis.; daughter-in-law and husband Doris and Dennis Mielke of Cologne; grandchildren Sue DeGroot, Sarah Wormwood, Julie Cebulla, John Cebulla, Amy Hilgers, Joe Cebulla, Jason Cebulla, Theresa Wilson, Aaron Cebulla, Lisa Judd, Todd Cebulla; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Lois Warzeha of Delano, Bernita Cebulla of Watertown; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Arrangements are with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia (www.johnsonfh.com).