May 5, 1924 - Oct 30, 2019

Helen M. Wilmot, age 95 of Ashland, WI passed away Wednesday, Oct 30, 2019 at Ashland Health Services in Ashland. Helen was born May 5, 1924 in Ironwood, MI the daughter of Alexander and Margaret (Pavlik) Panasuk.

Helen grew up on a farm near Mason, WI where her love of gardening began. She became a nurse and worked in the OB departments at Saint Joseph’s Hospital and the Memorial Medical Center in Ashland. Helen was a hard worker, often working more than one job while raising only son, Don, as a single parent. She was a big part of the lives of her three grandchildren, who will remember her as a fun, hands-on grandma who loved to spend time with them playing cards and other games, doing art projects and going on adventures outside. Helen also enjoyed babysitting for relatives and friends after her retirement.

Survivors include her grandchildren, Amy L. (Greg) Jarvela of Isanti, MN, Chris (Janet Iler) Wilmot of Cambridge, MN and Brian (Amanda) Wilmot of Ladysmith, WI; great-grandchildren, Madelyn, Isaac, Colton, Owen, Hailey and Kayla; sisters, Mary McGuire of Duluth, MN, Dorothy (Kenneth) Eggers of Hudson, WI and Jane McRae of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Donald and four brothers, Leo, William, Alex and Peter.

A memorial service for Helen will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, Nov 9, 2019 at the Mountain Funeral Home in Ashland with Father Jerome D’Souza officiating.

A gathering of family and friends will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday at the funeral home in Ashland and continue until the hour of service.

Interment will take place in Saint Florians Cemetery, Ino, WI.

The Mountain Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ashland and Mellen, WI is assisting the family.

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