Helen Catherine Klauk, age 87, of Millcreek, died on Sunday, May 31, 2009 at Hamot Medical Center.
She was born on January 3, 1922 in Madison, Maine, daughter of the late William P. and Martha Goodell Koenig.
She was a 1941 graduate of Strong Vincent High School. A devoted wife and mother, Helen dedicated her life to helping people in need, always putting others before herself.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by a son Mark R. Klauk and a sister Laura Price.
Survivors include her spouse of 68 years, Herman, son Bill Klauk (Dee) of Erie, a daughter Marcia Richardson (David) of Erie, son David Klauk (Beth) of Edinboro, son Paul Klauk (Nancy Wade) of Erie, 8 grandchildren, Ryan, Becky, Kimberly, Erin, Todd, Andrew, Ashley, and Avery, 7 great grandchildren, other relatives and many loved ones.
Friends may call at the Burton Westlake Funeral Home, 3801 West 26th Street (at Powell Ave), on Tuesday, from 3p.m. until 5p.m. and are invited to attend a funeral service at St. Marks Episcopal Church, 4701 Old French Road, Erie, on Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m.
Memorials may be made to Emmaus Soup Kitchen, 218 East 11th Street, Erie, PA 16507, Safe Net, 1702 French Street, Erie, PA 16502, Second Harvest Food Bank of Northwest PA, 1507 Grimm Dr., Erie, PA 16501 and the Church of the Holy Spirit, 501 West 31st Street, Erie, PA 16508.