Helen L. Werneke Samuels

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Helen L. Werneke Samuels, 70, of Marshall died April 30, 2012, at Columbia. Memorial services were held Saturday at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church at Marshall with the Rev. William Heine officiating, with inurnment in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall.

Mrs. Samuels was born Jan. 2, 1942, at Concordia. She was the daughter of Clarence and Frieda Brunkhorst Hildebrand. She married Robert H. Werneke on May 20, 1961, at Ernestville. He died on Dec. 19, 2003. On March 30, 2005, she married Ronald D. Samuels. He died March 5, 2010. She lived most of her married life in Saline County and was a member of Our Redeemer church.

Mrs. Samuels is survived by three daughters, Mrs. Marc (Sheila) Debrick of St. Charles, Mrs. Steve (Sarah) Graver of Malta Bend and Mrs. Tim (Sandra) Hamilton of Brawley, Calif.; two brothers, Wilbert Hildebrand of Warsaw and Steve Hildebrand of Grand Junction, Colo.; two sisters, Alice Hildebrand of St. Charles and Margie Popenhagen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; and six grandchildren.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Melba Hildebrand.

Memorials may be made to The Lutheran Hour or Salt Fork YMCA.

Arrangements were made by Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home, Marshall.