A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Ronald Dockendorf officiating and Rev. Ken Thielman. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Grey Eagle. Christian Mothers will pray at 6 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the church.
Margaret Mary Arceneau was born November 30, 1921 in St. Martin, Minnesota to John and Theresia (Blonigen) Arceneau. On October 9, 1945 she married Innocent Hellmann at St. Martin Catholic Church in St. Martin. The couple farmed in Elrosa and moved to Grey Eagle where they farmed for over 30 years. They then retired and moved to Melrose. She was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Schanhaar-Otte VFW Post 7050 Auxiliary, St. Mary’s Christian Mothers in Melrose. Margaret enjoyed cooking, sewing, gardening, and traveling and she loved spending time with her family.
Survivors include her children, Helen (Edmund) Boecker of Grey Eagle, Jane (Joseph) Kalthoff of Albany, Ronald (Vicki) Hellmann of Melrose, Larry “Chico” (Lori) Hellmann of Grey Eagle, Thom (Diana) Hellmann of Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Michael (Laura) Hellmann of Melrose, and Mary Kay (Kevin) Graves of Grey Eagle; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; sister, Anna Mae Schneider of Meire Grove; and brother, Bernard (JoAnn) Arceneau of Elrosa.
Margaret was preceded in death by her husband, Innocent Hellmann on July 24, 2005; grandson, John Boecker; sisters, Dorothy Wenker, Hildegard Lemke, Jenny Blommel, Betty Herzog, and Della Feldewerd; and brothers, Norbert Arceneau, Clarence Arceneau, Alois Arceneau, Elmer Arceneau, and Edwin Arceneau.
Serving as casket bearers will be Helen Boecker, Jane Kalthoff, Ronald Hellmann, Larry “Chico” Hellmann, Thom Hellmann, Michael Hellmann, and Mary Kay Graves. Cross bearer will be Trisha Graves and scripture bearer will be Nicole Triebenbach.
A special thank you to the staff at CentraCare Nursing Home in Melrose.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Grey Eagle.