Helen Marie Kreofsky, died peacefully at St. Elizabeth’s Nursing Home in
Wabasha, Sunday, July 5, at the age of 96.
She was born on October 4th, 1918 to Theophil and Anna (Kronebusch)
Tibesar. She enjoyed growing up with her three sisters on the family farm
and has many treasured memories of her country school in Quincy
Helen married Henry (Ben) Kreofsky on September 1st, 1941 in St.
Charles, MN. They lived in Plainview and had 3 children. Ben began a
career as a building contractor. Helen owned and operated a Beauty
Shop. She was an active member of the Catholic Church and a volunteer
in the St. Elizabeth’s Hospital Auxiliary.
Helen and Ben moved to Wabasha (Island View) in 1960 where they
thoroughly enjoyed their life on the Mississippi. She was an avid reader
and loved cooking, gardening, traveling and most of all, time spent with
her family and friends.
Helen is survived by a daughter, Karen (Rich) Bouquet; Daughter-in-law,
Sarah Kreofsky; 5 grandchildren, Mike (Shelly) Bouquet, Suzy (Dana)
Henriksen, Chadd (Angela) Kreofsky, David Kreofsky and Andrew
Kreofsky; 2 great-grandchildren, Meghan and MyKenzie Bouquet
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ben, two sons, Larry and
Donn and three sisters.
Funeral Mass is Thursday, July 9, 11:00 a.m. at St. Elizabeth’s Nursing
Home Chapel in Wabasha with Father Joseph LaPlante officiating. Burial is
at St. Joachim’s Catholic Cemetery in Plainview. Visitation is Thursday, 1
hour prior to the service at the chapel.
The family prefers memorials to St. Elizabeth’s Community Development
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home, 57 3rd St SW, Plainview, MN, 55964, 507-