Helen Marie Ehmen - 89

9/14/1925 - 1/13/2015

Oregon, IL

Helen Marie Ehmen, age 89, died Wed., Jan. 14, 2015 in the Neighbor’s Rehabilitation Center in Byron. She was born Sept. 16, 1925 in Pine Rock Township, Ogle County, IL the daughter of Dick and Cora (Pope) Sherfield. She attended Watertown Grade School and Graduated from Oregon High School. Helen married John V. Ehmen of June 15, 1949 in Oregon. She and her husband John farmed in rural Oregon where Helen would raise chickens and sell her eggs to neighbors. She also loved to sew and garden. Helen was a longtime member of the Ebenezer Reformed Church. She is survived by her son John (Della) Ehmen, Jr. of Byron, daughter Linda Summers (Brian Nelson) of Rochelle, 3 grandchildren; Todd Aschenbrenner of Byron, Rhonda (Timothy) King of Byron, Renee (Brian) Foss of Oregon, 4 Great Grandchildren; Hannah and Brandt King, and Jenna and Kyle Foss, and her brother-in-law William Ehmen. She was predeceased by her husband John, her parents, her sister Kathryn Ehnen, an infant sister, and Brother John Sherfield. Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Sat., Jan. 17th, 2015 at the Ebenezer Reformed Church with the Pastor Randy Snyder officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 12:30 to 2:00 pm at the church. Burial will be in the Ebenezer Cemetery. A memorial fund is established for the Ebenezer Reformed Church.


12:30 to 2:00 pm, Sat., Jan. 17, 2015 prior to the funeral at the Ebenezer Reformed Church


2:00 pm, Sat., Jan. 17, 2015 at the Ebenezer Reformed Church

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