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Helen Dorothy Schwab

October 22, 1925 ~ September 2, 2021 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Helen Schwab Obituary


Helen Dorothy Schwab, age 95, a lifetime Brighton resident, passed away peacefully at Inglenook Assisted Living in Brighton, Colo. on September 2, 2021. She was born on October 22, 1925 to Henry and Olga (Bredehoft) Timmerman in Brighton, Colorado.  

She started her education in the one room Whittier School 13 miles east of town near her home, then attended Zion Lutheran School, and graduated from Brighton High School in 1943. Shemarried William Schwab on May 12, 1946 at Zion Lutheran Church, a marriage that lasted for 68 years prior to Bills passingin 2014.

For work, Helen helped as co-owner and book keeper at Bill’s Floor Covering in Brighton, a store which she and her husband owned and operated for about 30 years. At the same time she considered her most important duties as being a wife and mother.

Helen always loved to cook, to host family meals, and get everyone together around the table to visit. She assisted and eventually headed up the annual Zion Lutheran Turkey Dinner for several years. She loved to travel with her husband Bill, andenjoyed arts and crafts along with sewing. She & Bill were long time members of a Pinochle Club started after WWII. She was involved in many organizations including: American Historical Society of Germans from Russia, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League, and a leader of 4H, Campfire, and Cub Scouts. She was a devoted life time member of Zion Lutheran Church in Brighton, which reflected the devotion in her faith. As involved as Helen was with the church and community, she always had time to spend with her loved ones and play Arizona Rummy with her grandkids.   She will be dearly missed by all of her family and friends.

Helen is survived by her three children: Tim (Donna) Schwab -California, Nancy (Rick) Redshaw - Minnesota, and Roger (Cheryl) Schwab – Arizona, one sibling - Willard (Bernie) Timmerman - Brighton, five sister in-laws, six grandchildren: Lisa Schwab, Chris Schwab, Jason Schwab, Nick Schwab, Janelle Williams, Tonya Redshaw, nine great-grandchildren, and numerous other nieces and nephews and other family members.

She is preceded in death by both her father and mother, Henry and Olga (Bredehoft) Timmerman, her beloved husband, William Schwab, five siblings - Harvey, Lester, Ken, baby brother Donald, and Baby Sister. 

Burial is 10:00 am Sept 9th, 2021 at Elmwood Cemetery in Brighton, Colorado.  Funeral Service is at 11:30 am at Zion Lutheran Church in Brighton, Colorado, followed by a luncheon.  CDC COVID protocol of wearing masks and social distancing is requested by the family for attendees.

*In lieu of flowers, please make any other donations to the meals on wheel foundation in Helen's honor! The link for direct donations will be right below! Thank You!*



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Graveside Service
September 9, 2021

10:00 AM
Elmwood Cemetery
14800 Old Brighton Road
Brighton, CO 80601

Memorial Service
September 9, 2021

11:30 AM
Zion Lutheran Church
1400 Skeel Street
Brighton, CO 80601


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