Helen Mary (Leibfried) Krohn, 92, passed away peacefully at Agrace HospiceCare on Saturday, June 22, 2019. Helen was born in rural Lancaster to Walter and Catherine (Reynolds) Leibfried on Feb. 12, 1927.
She graduated from Lancaster High School in 1943. Helen was united in marriage to Donovan Krohn on Aug. 27, 1949, at St. Clements in Lancaster. They farmed for six years near Lancaster before moving to Verona in 1956. Helen waitressed for many years at the Eagles Nest Restaurant and also worked as an office manager at the Verona Press before retiring.
Helen and Don enjoyed many summers in Minocqua fishing and playing cards. After Helen moved into Noel Manor, she participated in the social life, but her greatest enjoyment came from playing cards with her friends. Helen will be remembered for her friendly and outgoing personality.
Helen is survived by children; Katherine Krohn of Verona, Kristine (Marty) Simpson of Sebring, Florida, Karen (Greg) Olson of Eagle River and Dan (Carey) Krohn of Mount Horeb; six grandsons, Jason (Tonya) Robertson, Graham Anderson, Shelby (Laura) Anderson, Cory and Kevin Markwardt, Hunter (Marina Fleming) Krohn; five great-grandchildren, Jake (Morgan) Robertson, Jared Robertson, Pippa and Kikkan Anderson, Alivia Krohn; sister Katie Leibfried (Larry Schildgen) of Lancaster; brother-in-laws Leonard Stich of Pennsylvania, Rodger Janssen of Lancaster; sister-in-law, Phyliss (Tom) Moris of Illinois, and many nieces and nephews.
Preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Donovan; daughter, Sharon; sisters Mary Janssen and Jo Ann Stich; brothers, Thomas and Robert Leibfried; sister-in-law, Marcella Leibfried; and son-in-law, Marty Simpson.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, June 28, 2019, at Ryan Funeral Home, 220 Enterprise Dr., Verona. Private services will be held. Donations may be made to UW Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences at www.ophth.wisc.edu.
The family wishes to thank the staff of Noel Manor for their attentive care, and Agrace HospiceCare for their consistent and caring support. To view and sign this guestbook, please visit: www.ryanfuneralservice.com.
Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services
220 Enterprise Drive