Helen Mercure, 91, of Oshkosh passed away Wednesday evening, July 24, 2019 in Cheyenne, Wyoming surrounded by her family.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, August 3, 2019 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Oshkosh with Brenda Tophoj, PMA officiating. Burial will follow in the Oshkosh City Cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Friday afternoon at the Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home in Oshkosh.
Holechek-Bondegard Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Mercure and Acker families.
Helen Lucile Mercure was born in Bayard, NE to John M. and Iola J. Pullen on October 19, 1927. She attended elementary school in Lakeside, NE and graduated from high school in Benkleman, NE. After graduating she moved to Denver, CO to attend secretarial school. To pay for her schooling and room and board she lived with an Italian family working as household help.
Her schooling was cut short when her fiancé James G Acker returned from World War II badly injured in a plane crash. They were married in August 1945. To this union 4 children were born: Karen, Bob, Barb and Jim. In 1961 she was remarried to Clarence P Mercure (Red). To this union one child was born: Brenda Jo. Helen and Red were thrilled to be blessed with Brenda and were wonderful parents to all 5 of us.
Helen devoted her life to her family. She loved to read, cook and do crafts. She cherished her time with her sisters: Mary Lou, Joan and Joy. She was so grateful to all who helped getting the sisters together especially in these last years.
She leaves behind her sisters Joan Earnhart and Joy Miller. Her daughters Brenda Mercure, and Barb Williams (Gene) and son Jim Acker (Pam). Her grandchildren: Wendy, Chris, Jenny, Tina, Craig, Mike, Aimee, Eric, Kim, Kristy, Luke and Charlene, great grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. And many more beloved nieces, nephews, family and friends.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, her sister Mary Lou, her beloved Red, her daughter Karen and son Bob and grandson Greg.
Memorials can be made to Oshkosh Public Library.