Obit: Helen C. Archibald, 97

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Helen C. Archibald (nee Sheveland) age 97 found eternal peace on Saturday, January 2, 2016. She was born in Mellen, WI on April 8, 1918, the daughter of Earl and Neda (nee Carlson) Sheveland.

The family moved to Kingsford, MI in 1923 when Ford Motor Co. built their plant there. She attended the Kingsford schools and graduated from Kingsford High School in 1935. She then attended Penglase Business College in Iron Mountain, and continued her business education at Detroit Business College. She passed a Michigan Civil Service Exam and obtained employment with the Michigan Unemployment Compensation Commission in their Dearborn office in 1938.

She married Alfred A. Archibald on October 24, 1941. In 1942 she moved to Palo Alto, CA to be with her husband, who was serving in the Army in the Western Coast Defense. While in Palo Alto she worked for Montgomery Ward as a payroll clerk. In April of 1944 her husband was transferred to the European Theater of War (World War II); she returned to Kingsford to live with her parents until the war was over. Her son, James, was born in 1944. After being a prisoner of war, Al returned in 1945 and they continued to reside in Kingsford.

In 1951 she obtained employment at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital as a medical records clerk and personnel clerk. In 1957 she changed positions to handling the payroll duties only. She retired in 1980.
She was a Life member of the Methodist Church in Iron Mountain, sang in the choir for many years and was a former member of her Church Circle. She was also a former member of the local Matinee Musical, and a Life member of the national DAV.

Helen’s special interests were music, gardening and crafts and watching the Packers, Brewers and Bucks. She enjoyed spending time with her friends and relatives. In 2008 she moved to Wisconsin to live with her son James (Marilyn) Archibald. She really enjoyed attending the activities and sporting events of her great-grandchildren Brian and Cassie – she was so proud of them. She especially enjoyed visits from her youngest great-grandson Ben while she was at the Pavilion at Glacier Valley.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred A. Archibald in 1990 and her only sibling, William B. Sheveland in 2002.

She will be fondly remembered and missed by her loving son James (Marilyn) Archibald, beloved grandchildren Annette (Brian) Gliszinski and Andrew (Rachel) Archibald, and also her cherished great-grandchildren Brian & Cassandra Gliszinski and Benjamin Archibald. Also is survived by sisters-in-law Geraldine (the late William) Sheveland and Bernie Galvin (formerly Archibald), a very special cousin and dear friend Jean (Thomas) Jaske, and other cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

A memorial service will be held Tuesday, January 12, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend, WI. The family will greet visitors from 10:00 a.m. until services. A memorial service and burial will be held in Kingsford, MI in the Spring/Summer of 2016.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.

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