Helen L. Werneke Samuels, 70, of Marshall, died Monday, April 30, 2012, in Columbia.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 5, 2012, at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshall, with Pastor William Heine officiating. Visitation will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Friday at Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Inurnment will be in Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall. Memorials may be made to The Lutheran Hour or Salt Fork YMCA. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com.
Born Jan. 2, 1942, in Concordia, she was the daughter of the late Clarence Hildebrand and Frieda Brunkhorst Hildebrand. On May 20, 1961, in Ernestville, she married Robert H. Werneke who preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 2003. On March 30, 2005, she married Ronald D. Samuels who preceded her in death on March 5, 2010. She lived most of her married life in Saline County and was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.
Survivors include three daughters, Sheila Debrick and her husband, Marc, of St. Charles, Sarah Graver and her husband, Steve, of rural Malta Bend, and Sandra Hamilton and her husband, Tim, of Brawley, Calif.; six grandchildren, Meagan and Tyler Debrick, Shane and Ryan Graver and Gunner and Jordan Hamilton; two sisters, Alice Hildebrand of St. Charles and Margie Popenhagen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; two brothers, Wilbert Hildebrand and his wife, Joyce, of Warsaw, and Steve Hildebrand and his wife, Barbara, of Grand Junction, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husbands, she was preceded in death by one sister, Melba Hildebrand.
Additional information provided per family recompense.