Helen C. Bird, 96, of Milwaukee and formerly of Oak Park and River Forest died on September 29, 2011. Ms. Bird was born and raised in New Orleans and in Rutherford, NJ. She graduated from Louisiana State University where she was a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority. After her marriage, she came to Oak Park and River Forest and raised her family.
Prior to moving to Milwaukee, Ms. Bird retired after working for 30 years as secretary at Beye and Hatch Schools in Oak Park. She was active in many facets of these communities' lives.
Helen Bird is survived by her children, Ann Walker and Paul A. Bird, Jr.; grandchildren, Brian Walker, Lynn (Jeff) Hall, Karen (Dewey) Wunschel; and her great-grandchildren, Colin Hall, Kylee and Kelci Wunschel. She was preceded in death by her husband, Paul A. Bird; son-in-law, Robert Walker, and her parents, George and Gertrude Calleja. Arrangements were handled by Krause Funeral Home in New Berlin, WI.