May 12, 1926 - December 3, 2016
Helen L Kosman, age 90 of Rice Lake Wisconsin, formerly of Menomonie, WI passed away peacefully on December 3, 2016 at Luther hospital in Eau Claire Wisconsin, surrounded by her family. She was born May 12, 1926 in Cumberland Wisconsin to Kenneth and Lila Houston. Helen graduated from Cumberland high school. Helen married Lewis Selvig in 1949 and they had four children together, JoAnn, Patty, Jim & Larry. In 1968 Lewis passed away and she later met and married John Kosman. Helen was blessed to have many friends and family and was loved by all. She enjoyed life fully and was the life of every party. Helen loved to go camping, fishing, bowling, dancing and go on ranger rides. Most days you'd find her playing games on her iPad and Face Timing her loved ones. On Sundays you'd find her glued to the TV watching her favorite football team the Green Bay Packers. Diet Coke and snacks in hand. Helen was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie and had many jobs throughout her life including working in the cities after graduation, working for the city of Barron, bookkeeping and sewing. She was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary. This is where she met John Kosman. They were married December 1, 1973 and would have celebrated their 43rd wedding anniversary this year. Helen is survived by two daughters JoAnn (Greg) Akenson and Patty (friend Mike) Kurtzhals; two sons Jim (Debbie) Selvig and Larry (Ann) Selvig, also by John’s daughter Linda; 10 grandchildren Missy (Mark), Sara (Mike), Kris, Angie (Billy), Timmy, Jennifer (Tim), Brooke (Jon), Matt, Heidi (Josh), Bethany (Josh), John’s grandson Brandon; 21 great grandchildren Samantha (Jordon), Austin (Allysha), Tristin, Destiny, Shianne (Taylor), Dakota, twins Ean & Ender, Lyric, Addy, Alayna, Hailee, Bronson, Lexi, Brayden, Kaylee, Cade, Bryce, Molly, Jack & Elliot; 3 great great-grandchildren Elijah, Connor & Liam; Helen is further survived by her sister Alice Olson, many brother’s-in-law and sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her parents Kenneth & Lila, husbands Lewis and John, sisters Roberta, Delores & Betty, a brother Don, and many brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. A special thank you to Pastor Kristine for her continued visits, prayers & support for the family, the staff at Barron Hospital, Luther Hospital & Woodstone Senior Living, also the special bond she developed with Courtney who loved to sing with Helen to Moose Country radio while she cared for her. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at Peace Lutheran Church in Menomonie with Pastor Kristine Stedje officiating. There will be a visitation from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the church. Burial will take place at Wayside Cemetery in Barron at a later date.
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