Helen C. Bird, 96, Retired school secretary at Beye and Hatch Schools

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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.

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Areta Tkatchuk Drew from Algonquin  

Posted: October 11th, 2011 7:57 AM

What a sweet lady seeing this brings alot of memories back to me when I attended Wm Beye School in the late 70's. My deepest sympathy to her family and friends.

Harry Clow  

Posted: October 7th, 2011 6:49 PM

Hard to believe I remember both Mrs. Bird and of course my kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Bax. Beye had some great teachers and faculty in the early 70s

Teddy Bax from Oak Brook   

Posted: October 7th, 2011 9:03 AM

Helen Bird was great Lady, kind and caring. Above all a very special friend.

J.Martin Konecki from Oak Park  

Posted: October 5th, 2011 9:58 PM

I attended Beye school in the mid 70's to early 80's and Mrs Bird was the school secretary. She was the nicest lady and my mom who also had worked at Beye briefly, had become friends with her. What a sweet and caring woman. I still have a stuffed animal that she made me. RIP Mrs Bird.

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