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Remembrance Picnic

At Helke Funeral Home and Cremation Services, we honor the lives of loved ones lost during the past year with our Remembrance Picnic. The picnic is centered around keeping memories of loved ones in our hearts.  Our hope is that families attending the picnic will enjoy a short service recognizing loved ones, fellowship with others, along with a light luncheon and refreshments.

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WINGS Annual Holiday Remembrance Program

We also sponsor a Holiday Remembrance program usually held in December. This program is designed to give families ideas on coping with that first holiday season without their loved one.

“When Holidays Hurt – a community program for the bereaved”

Each year, an inspirational theme-based program is presented with fresh ideas and personal insight about coping with grief before and during the holidays. 

Recently, something has changed your life and the way you probably view the celebration of the holidays, as well as other special occasions. When your loved one dies, we struggle with finding reasons, purpose and hope.  There is no answer about how you can “survive’ this holiday or other events of celebration, but the way that you approach the holiday and other occasions will determine how stressful it will be.  Somehow we must adjust and move through the days as we re-establish the roots of life.

Helpful suggestions will be given for soothing the pain of holidays and special occasions. It doesn’t take away the pain or minimize the loss. But, by modifying the traditions, even slightly, it may become easier to accept the celebration of others.

Visit for updated information about this event.  Contact the funeral home, or contact Nan or Gary Zastrow at 715-845-4159.  You may also visit the WINGS Grief Education Ministry on FACEBOOK.


For more information on either of these services, please call or email us at 

In this section

Value of a Funeral

Funeral Celebrants

Ceremonies to Remember, Honor and Heal

Remembrance Events

Monuments and Markers

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