Liselotte Helck

Obituary of Liselotte Helck

Liselotte Helck, age 94, of White Township, NJ, passed away on Friday, May 1st from complications related to the Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. She passed away peacefully at The Chelsea senior living facility in White Township, N.J., where she had resided for the past four years. Liselotte was born to her late parents Erich and Katharine Merkel in Hanau, Germany, where she also grew up. She married her late husband Paul Helck in 1948. In 1956, Liselotte and her eldest son Roland immigrated from Germany to the United States to join her husband Paul, who had immigrated there earlier in 1954. She became a citizen of the United States in 1961. After living in Union and Newark, the family bought a house in the White Meadow Lake section of Rockaway, N.J., where they resided for over 20 years. For many years, Liselotte worked as a seamstress for a number of exclusive woman's clothing boutiques in northern N.J. Just prior to retirement, Liselotte and Paul moved to Blairstown, N.J., where they lived together until Paul's passing in 1993. She then moved to the Brookfield retirement community in White Township, N.J. Liselotte was an avid traveler and had traveled throughout North America and Europe with her husband, family and friends. Survivors include her two adored sons, Roland Helck and his wife Frances of Belmwar, N.J., and Gordon Helck and his wife Mary of Hardwick, N.J.; three cherished grandchildren, Lee Helck, Noah Helck and Sabrina Helck. She is also survived by her beloved sister Helga Ziegler and three nieces, Barbara Ziegler, Christine Williams and Diane Gratacos. She also leaves behind many extended family and friends she always held dear. Due to the current restrictions regarding Coronavirus, all services will be private. Interment will be at the Cedar Ridge Cemetery in Blairstown, N.J. A memorial service will be held on a date to be announced after N.J. state mandated quarantine restrictions are lifted. For those that would like to donate in Liselotte's memory can donate to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, Tn 38105 or any other child related healthcare organization. Arrangements are under the direction of Newbaker Funeral Home, 200 Route 94, Blairstown, NJ 07825. »(Do not delete this line. It does not print. Text that is to appear on web must be entered before this line)

Graveside Service

Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Newbaker Funeral Home
200 Rt. 94
Blairstown, New Jersey, United States

Final Resting Place

Cedar Ridge Cemetery
Rt 94
Blairstown, New Jersey, United States
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