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Helen Anna Brockman

November 15, 1914 — June 4, 2012

Helen Anna Brockman, 97, Rockford, formerly of Genoa, passed away peacefully on Monday, June 4, 2012 in Rosewood Care Center, surrounded by her loving family. Born November 15, 1914 in DeKalb, daughter of Theodore and Anna (Pearson) Malen. Graduated from DeKalb High School in 1932 and Northern Illinois Teachers College (now Northern Illinois University) in 1935. She married Edward Brockman in DeKalb on February 11, 1940. Helen began her teaching career in a oneroom school in Fairdale in 1936 and then worked with her husband in the family business at Eds Grocery in Genoa. She returned to teaching 3 rd grade in the Genoa Schools where she taught for many years until her retirement. Member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Genoa. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles and nobody could bake chocolate chip cookies quite as well as Helen. She was a good grandma who loved taking care of her family. Helens family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff of Rosewood Care Center and Northern Illinois Hospice & Grief Center for the tender, loving care given to her. Survivors include her daughter, Lois (Fred) Muehlfelder, Rockford; grandchildren, Corey Tutwiler, New York City, Rachel (Matt) Thomann, Rockford, Gene Barrick, Tempe, AZ, Heather (Tom) Whelan, Hartland, WI, Amber Niedermeier (Jeff Persfull), Rockford and Fred (Kristin) Muehlfelder, Rockford; greatgrandchildren, Sophie Thomann, Ryan Thomann, Matthew Thomann, Maiya, Kaiyli and Kaiden Whelan, Kinsley Niedermeier and Abby and Natalie Muehlfelder; nieces, Mildred Susie (David) Frank, Minnesota, Diane Baker, Belvidere, Ann Malen, Ft. Collins, CO, Jude (Mike) Schneider, Tucson, AZ and Becky (Dan) Frost, Harvard; many great nieces and nephews and special friend, Nerieda Muehlfelder. Predeceased by her husband, Ed, in June of 1988; son, John; brother, Evar (Marge) Malen and her parents.Visitation from 57 p.m. Thursday in Fitzgerald Funeral Home & Crematory, Mulford Chapel, 1860 S. Mulford Rd. Funeral service at 11:00 a.m. Friday in Trinity Lutheran Church, Genoa, with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. until time of the service. Memorials may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church, 33930 N. State Rd. Genoa, IL 60135, Northern Illinois Hospice & Grief Center, 4215 Newburg Rd. Rockford, IL 61108 or to the charity of donors choice. Express condolences and share memories at www.fitzgeraldfh.com.

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