Helen Nemecek, 67, of Catawba Island passed away Tuesday, April 13, after losing her battle with ALS. She was born Nov. 24, 1953 in Uniontown, Pa., the daughter of John and Helen (Vrobel) Helt. She married Rick Nemecek on Sept. 4, 1976 and he survives. Helen was employed by the Port Clinton City Schools System for a number of years, first, as a teacher’s aide and then a school secretary. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Port Clinton. She was also a member of Catawba Island Club and enjoyed golfing, especially with her “Wine & Nine” friends. She enjoyed traveling and spending time with her grandchildren whom she adored. Helen and Rick have spent many winters with great friends in Ft. Myers where they lived at Olde Hickory Country Club.
Surviving are her husband: Rick; sons: Justin (Gina Ohm) Buckner Nemecek of North Ridgeville, Ty Alan Nemecek of Black Mountain, N.C.; grandchildren: Delilah Nemecek, Jack Nemecek, John Nemecek; sisters: Janet (John) Penczak of Columbus, Gloria Kostelnik of Mentor; brother: John Helt of Painsville and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents and nephew: Christopher Kostelnik.
Visitation was held Monday, April 19, at Neidecker, Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 1124 Fulton St., Port Clinton, where funeral services were conducted Tuesday, April 20, with Father Jonathon Wight officiating. Interment followed in Catawba Island Cemetery. A Celebration of Helen’s Life was held at Gideon Owen Wine Company immediately following the burial. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or ALS Research Center at http://bit.ly/NOHALSDonate. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.neideckercrosserpriesman.com.