Helen Amalia Filips
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Helen Amalia Filips, age 105 of Crofton, Nebraska, died on Friday, November 1, 2013 at Avera Sacred Heart Hospital in Yankton, South Dakota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 at 10:30 am at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be in St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in Crofton. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton. Visitation will begin one hour prior to services on Wednesday at the church. To view the video tribute, or to send online condolences, please visit www.wintzrayfuneralhome.com .

Pallbearers will be her 10 grandchildren, Mark Filips, Michael Filips, Michelle Filips, Steven Filips, David Filips, Candace Lueders, Andrew Filips, Anthony Filips, Alexander Filips and Austin Filips.

Helen was born on July 20, 1908 at Crofton to Thomas A. and Mary (Kuehn) Goetz. She lived her entire life in Crofton, attending St. Rose School until the 10th grade and graduating from Crofton High School in 1926. Helen and Joseph I. Filips were married on March 8, 1934 at Crofton. Helen was a familiar face in several Crofton grocery stores. She started out in her father's store, Kuehn and Goetz Mercantile, and then worked for Marion Everton, some for John Liewer, Buck Johnson and Joe Hanson. She clerked for Kuehn Clothing when it was operated by Joe Kuehn and then his son, Armand. Helen also cooked in the Crofton Public School cafeteria for several years.

Helen was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church and Guild, Christian Mothers and Catholic Daughters of America. She was well known for her excellence in baking, cooking and canning. She and her husband loved to fish and Helen always enjoyed time spent with her friends and family. She saw a magnitude of changes and historical events throughout her 105 years spent in Crofton where she touched the lives of many people.

Helen is survived by her 4 sons and their wives, March and Eleanor Filips of Crofton; Jim and Cindy Filips of Yankton; Randy Filips of Crofton; Robert and Kelly Filips of Crofton; 10 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph, on June 8, 1989 at the age of 80, a brother, Henry Goetz and his wife, Lucille and 2 great granddaughters, Riley Filips and Kinley Filips.




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OUR HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES TO THE FILIPS FAMILY. OUR PRAYERS AND THOUGHTS ARE WITH YOU DURING THIS TIME OF YOUR LOSS. "MOM" FILIPS WAS A WONDERFUL, SWEET LADY WHO I ENJOYED VERY MUCH AS I WAS GROWING UP. I SPENT A LOT OF TIME AT HER HOME WHEN I WAS FRIENDS WITH HER SON JIM. I ALWAYS LOOKED FORWARD TO OUR VISITS AND WONDERED WHAT NEW PLANTS AND FLOWERS WOULD GREET ME AS I ENTERED THE HOME. SHE WILL BE MISSED DEARLY BY THE MANY THAT KNEW HER.

MARCIA & BOB RISSLER


Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. She has lived a full and complete life....Now she will be with those who have gone before her. May she rest in peace.

Leon and Judy Cantin


The Joe & Katie Hansen family would like express our sympathy to the entire Filips Family. God Bless you.

Mark Hansen


Kelly and Bob - Thinking of you all today.....What a long life she had. Cherish all the many memories you've had time to create.....

Kathy & Jay Magorian


March Filips & Family--Please accept my sincere sympathy at this time of your mother's passing.

Dennis Lichty


March Filips and Family-

Sorry for your loss, Please accept our deepest and sincere sympathy.

Dave Koehler Class of 1968 Pierce High


Rhonda shared the news about Jims mother. It seems she definitely was in control of her destiny. The Lord called her home to continue her duties there. Our sympathy and prayers are with you.

Norm and Sherry Denke

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