Helen Lou Gilsdorf

Helen Lou Gilsdorf

Helen Lou Gilsdorf

Helen Lou Gilsdorf, 83, of Bridgman, formerly of Madison, Wis., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at Woodland Terrace, Bridgman.

Friends may meet with the family from 4-6 p.m. Monday, June 10, at The Boyd Chapel of Pike Funeral and Cremation Services, 9191 Red Arrow Highway, Bridgman. Entombment will be in Roselawn Memorial Park, Monona, Wis., where a committal service will be held at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 11. Memorial contributions may be given to the Alzheimer’s Association. Online condolences accepted at www.PikeFH.com.

Helen was born Aug. 8, 1935, in Dayton, Ohio, the daughter of the late Hayden and Garnet (Brown) Potterf. On Oct. 6, 1956, she married John R. Gilsdorf, and he preceded her in death on Sept. 3, 2016.

Helen enjoyed crafting, casino trips, knitting, puzzles, and spending time with her loving family. Helen was always a fun-loving, busy grandma with a great sense of humor. On her last day with us she was laughing with the loving staff at Woodland Terrace. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the staff there for their many years of loving care to both Helen and John.

Survivors include three daughters: Janet (Rick) Mankowski, Karen (Mike) Bitter and Linda Gilsdorf; five grandsons: Jonathan (Amber) Mankowski, Jerimiah (Sarah) Mankowski, Steve (Katie) Bitter, Jack Bitter and Nick (Ashley) Bitter; and five great-grandchildren: Bryce McConnell, Lauren Mankowski, Emma Bitter, Nolan and Lane Bitter, and a sister, Linda (G.B.) Ogle.