STAYTON, Ore. — Helen Huttner, 87, died July 11, 2019, at her home in Stayton, Ore., following a long illness.
Mrs. Huttner was born April 4, 1932, in Fort Atkinson, Wis., to Laurence and Alma (Gehrke) Mehltretter.
She was a 1950 graduate of Fort Atkinson Senior High School.
Helen married Henry “Heinie” Huttner on Sept. 25, 1954, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Milton, Wis. They went on to have five children, and Helen dedicated herself to her family and being an exceptional homemaker.
Outside the home, she worked various positions through the years at Jones Dairy Farm, Highsmith, James Manufacturing and the Dwight Foster Public Library, all in Fort Atkinson, Wis.
Helen loved gardening, sewing, knitting, crocheting and was known for her exceptional cookies.
On April 15, 2004, her husband Henry passed away, which led to her eventual move to Stayton in 2011.
For the past eight years, Helen enjoyed activities at the senior center, lunches, playing games, and trips to the Oregon coast with a close group of friends. Family and friends remained her priority throughout her life.
Helen is survived by her sister, Betty Hoffman of Canon City, Colo.; children, Sally Wilson of Houston, Minn., Sue Willmann of Pineville, Mo., Diane Atchison of Turner, Ore., Donna Huttner of Caledonia, Minn., and Don Huttner of Bangkok, Thailand; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A celebration of life will be held in July 2020 at her daughter’s farm in Houston, Minn., followed by interment at Evergreen Cemetery in Fort Atkinson, Wis.