Helen R. Wirka passed away November 19, 2013. She was born August 18, 1925 in Mason City, IA to Wallace and Lola Rodman.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Robert C. Wirka. Helen was a wonderful mother who always put her family first. She was a talented watercolor artist who was a member of the Madison Watercolor Society. Helen was an avid reader and lover of animals.

Helen is survived by her children Robert C. Wirka, Jr. (Eileen); Mary Wirka Mantilla (Felix); Nancy Wirka Osterfeld (Mike); and Barb Wirka Dahlstrom (Brad); ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Other survivors include three sister-in-laws; Margaret Wirka Murray, Virginia Wirka, and Carol Rodman.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 12:00 pm, Saturday, November 30, 2013, at the Cress Center, 6021 University Avenue, Madison, WI 53705.

A reception lunch to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.