August 14, 2019
She was born on Dec. 24, 1926, in Breslau Salasia Germany to the late Ernest and Irmgard (Kube) Knebel.
On June 5, 1952, Helene Knebel married Armas Rautanen in Homberg, Germany. He preceded her in death on June 28, 2011, in Ironwood.
She is survived by her family in Germany; nephew, Dieter (Ingrid) Koffinke; niece, Raenata (Michael) Themann; great-nephew, Michael (Renee) Koffinke and their child Silvere; great-niece, Sabine Koffinke and her partner Uwe Kaiser; great-niece, Julia (Daniel) Bayerl and their children Ellie and Jannis; great-nephew, Alexander (Beate) Themann and their child Adrian; great-nephew, Oliver (Esther) Themann and his children Selma and Paula.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; sister, Martha Koffinke; and brother-in-law, Heinz Koffinke.
Cremation has taken place at Range Crematory in Hurley.
A memorial service will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Bergland on Monday, August 19, at 11 a.m. EDT with luncheon to follow. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. EDT until the time of the service. The Rev. Timothy Steckling will officiate.
Burial will be at Lakeview Cemetery in Bergland.
McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home, Ironwood, is assisting the family. For more information or to express online condolences, visit mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.