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Helene Slicker

Obituary of Helene Slicker

Helene (Neu) Slicker, 85 went home to our precious Lord and her dear mama on Friday, September 25, 2020, after a long illness. She was born May 30, 1935 (Memorial Day) in Chicago, Illinois the only child of Leslie (Les) Neu and Ann Matisiak Neu Thompson. She graduated in 1953 from Leyden Hgh School in Leyden Township, Illinois. She and her husband, Maynard Slicker were introduced to each other by their fathers, Les Neu and Walter Slicker, at a Volunteer Firemen’s Dance. On August 4, 1956, Helene and Maynard were married and they celebrated 64 years together. She and her husband lived and raised their family in Roselle, Illinois until 1977. For the past 43 years (1977-2020) she and her family have lived in Switzerland (Jacksonville), Florida. For many years Helene and Maynard faithfully attended San Juan Del Reo Catholic Church. Helene had many activities she enjoyed, among those included being creative and spending time with family and friends. She took great pride in her job as a homemaker, and she like to spend time keeping her home clean and welcoming. She was known for her evening bicycle rides around the neighborhood, to catch up with her friends. Helene was a talented seamstress, and she tailored clothes for 4 generations (herself, her mother & mother-in-law, son & daughter and grandson). She enjoyed developing her skills on her home embroidery machine when they became available. She embroidered clothing and numerous personalized gifts. Helene and Maynard and their kids enjoyed many road trips to see relatives and points of interest around the United States. Some of their trips included traveling to Wisconsin, Virginia and Florida to see family and trips out west to see the natural wonders. For the past 16 years, Helene and Maynard have joined Annette and Brad, as Sun Birds, spending much of their summers out of the Florida’s heat in Brad’s hometown of Jamestown, NY (near Erie, PA). Helene is survived by her husband Maynard Slicker, her two children, John (Maryann) Slicker, and Annette (Brad) Paulson, cousins including Sonia Cushing and Bob (Susan) Rich, sisters-in-law & brother in-law, nieces, nephews, and friends. She was predeceased by her beloved grandson, Aaron Paulson and Aunt Marie Fasick, her parents Les Neu and Ann Thompson, her in-laws Walter and Agnes Slicker, and many dear family and friends. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, a donation in her honor be made to: Blair Hospice House, 1 Main Ave, Warren, PA 16365 Her family thanks all of the staff and volunteers of the Blair Hospice House for making Helene last days peaceful. Arrangements entrusted to Hubert Funeral Home and Cremation Services. Currently no services are planned. Send a condolence by visiting www.hubertfuneralhome.com
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