Mary Diana Helt

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MIDDLETON–Mary Diana Helt passed away on Aug. 29, 2022 at age 77. She was born in Kenosha on September 25, 1944. 

Mary married Donald Helt on April 20, 1963. Don preceded her in death in 2015.

Mary was a caregiver her whole life beginning with taking care of her siblings and into her adult years caring for her family and the elderly. She enjoyed gambling, cards and crafts. Most of all she loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. 

She will be dearly missed by her children: Donald, Jr. (Kathleen), Gregory (Dawn), Michael (Jennifer), Brian (Merri) and Andrea (Richard) Ziegler; 15 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister Phyllis (Everett) Duvall; sister-in-law, Sandy Hinkle; and other extended family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her parents William and Kay Cole, husband Don, and brother Bruce Hinkle. 

A gathering with food and refreshments will took place from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Sept. 2, 2022 at the Cress Center, 6021 University Ave., Madison. Private burial will take place at a later date. 

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