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Helen J. Hanewinckel

Helen J. Hanewinckel, age 83, of Wall, died Thursday morning, October 7, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood.

Services were held Monday, October 11, at the First Lutheran Church in Wall, with Vicar Monte Dell officiating. Music was provided by Mary Kay Wilson, pianist, with congregational singing. Ushers were Van Simpfenderfer, Walt Schaefer, and Dick Johnson. Pallbearers were Bob and Bill Hamann, Mike Huether, Jeff Clark, Neil Lurz, and Nick Feller.

Interment was in the Wall Cemetery. Rush Funeral Chapel of Wall was in charge of the arrangements.

Helen J. Hamann was born October 17, 1920, at Bloomfield, NE, the daughter of Hans George and Augusta (Jurgensen) Hamann. She grew up on a farm near Creighton, SD, and received her education in the Creighton Rural School. As a young lady, Helen worked with her parents on the family farm.

Helen was united in marriage to George Winkowitsch on April 11, 1944. Soon after their marriage, George was drafted into the United States Army and was stationed in Germany during World War II. George was killed in action in the Battle of the Bulge on March 6, 1945. Helen made her home with her parents in Wall and she worked at various business places.

She was united in marriage to Edward Carl Hanewinckel on April 3, 1947, in Rapid City, South Dakota. They made their home in Quinn, SD, for 10 years prior to building a home in Wall where they resided all their married life. While in Wall, Helen worked as a waitress for the Sportsman Lunch for several years and then at the Wall Drug Store until she retired.

Her husband, Edward, preceded her in death on January 13, 1994.

Helen continued to reside in her home in Wall until 1999 when health reasons forced her to move into the Good Samaritan Center in New Underwood, where she has since resided.

Helen was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Wall.

Grateful for having shared her life include her brother, Roy Hamann and his wife, Dorothy, of Wall; a niece, Lucille Holsether of Wall; two nephews, Bob Hamann and his wife, Kathy, of Gering, NE, and Bill Hamann and his wife, Neva, of Wall; special friends, Hazel Fox and Alice Richter; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her first husband, George, and her second husband, Edward, Helen was preceded in death by her parents.