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Helga Wente

  • On September 10, 2019

Helga Wente, age 86 of Bethel Park, passed away on Monday, September 9, 2019. She was born in Koraput, India July 10, 1933, the daughter of the late Rudolph and Marlene Tauscher. Beloved wife of the late Rev. James H. Wente; loving mother of Marlene (Frank) Speicher, Anneli Wente, Henning (Maryann Raleigh) Wente, and Eric (Kristina) Wente; sister of Hermann (the late Hanna), Wilfried (the late Renate), Rolf (Janet), the late Heinrich, Erwin, and Gerhardt Tauscher; adoring grandmother of Frank (Amanda) Speicher, Sara (John) Archer, Stephen Raleigh, Emma Raleigh, Samuel, Madison, Dylan and Megan Wente; great-grandmother of John William (J.W.), Joseph, Franklin and Phoebe. Also survived by many nieces and nephews. Helga enjoyed many hobbies including Bauernmalerei style painting and gardening. She was amazing at keeping in touch with family and friends, was active in her South Hills German club, and was a very active pastor’s wife in many congregations.

A Memorial Service will be held at Ruthfred Lutheran Church, 3401 South Park Rd., Bethel Park, PA 15102 on Sunday, September 22, 2019 at 2:00 pm. Arrangements were entrusted to Pittsburgh Cremation and Funeral Care, McMurray, PA.

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Nortmeyer-Spieß, Ulrike
  • Dec 8 2019
Dear Cousins, unknown to almost all of you I offer you my condolences. When I think of your mother I see her as a Young still unmarried Woman in Kropp who was very slim and beautiful with her light blond hair, nice clothes and kind and friendly self. I admired her then (in the 60s)very much. When I look at the late Picture of Helga I can see a resemblance to my gtand-grand mother, to Marlene Sönnichsen and Tante Anna. Later your mother came to see my mother Frauke in Mannheim and we had a good time together. As the text says, Helga and Frauke both tried to keep in contact with many relatives. So did Anneli, whose letters I often translated to my mom. Losing your parents is very hard! I wish you all the best! Yours Ulrike Nortmeyer-Spieß Kopernikusstraße 3 69469 Weinheim Germany