Helen Mary Borths, 87, of Peshtigo, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 6, 2018, at Rennes Health Center-East. She was born on Jan. 25, 1931, in Marinette, to the late Elton and Esther (Thayer) Van Winkle.  
    Helen graduated from Marinette High School in 1949. On July 2, 1949, at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo, she married Myron Borths who passed away in 1972. Together they built 22 homes and other rental properties. She drove school bus for the Peshtigo Public Schools for nearly five years and was Sexton of Peshtigo Riverside Cemetery for 20 years. She also served as the director and bookkeeper for the Cemetery Board. Helen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church of Peshtigo. She was a past president of the Peshtigo VFW Auxiliary and served on the Peshtigo Zoning Board of Appeals. She also served as president of the Peshtigo Chamber of Commerce from 1981-1982 and was named Peshtigo Citizen of the Year in 1983. In her retirement, she made hundreds of lap quilts and baby blankets which were donated to the Zion Ladies Aid Society. She took pride in her yard and enjoyed working in her flower gardens.
Survivors include two sons: Glenn (Brenda) of Casco, and Craig (Jean) of Peshtigo; three daughters: Bonnie (Sean) Whalen, of California; Debbie Williams of Escanaba, Mich.; and Terri Borths of Appleton, Wis. She is also survived by a sister-in-law, Eleanor Van Winkle. She was preceded in death by four sisters: Virginia, Thelma, Gladys and Joyce; a twin brother, Jim and a brother, Allen.
Visitation will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Peshtigo on  Friday, Feb. 9, from 10 a.m. until the time of service at noon, with Pastor Luke Myslik officiating.
Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Peshtigo.
The family would like to thank the entire staff at Rennes Health Center-East for their compassionate care of Helen. They would also like to extend their sincere appreciation to Heartland Hospice. She enjoyed each and every one of the caregivers.
Berth & Rosenthal Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.