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Helene M Stafford

Helene M Stafford

Helene Madsen Stafford, (Penny) 82 years old of Maiden Rock, Wisconsin died May 9, 2023 at Plum City Care Center.

Helene was born August 18, 1940 in the state of Maryland. She grew up in North Dakota with her parents Carl and Connie Larson.

Helene is survived by her husband Simant Stromberg, her sons Brad Bristlin and his wife Suzanne Bristlin, Kevin Bristlin and his wife Heidi Bristlin, Mike Bristlin and his wife Trish Bristlin, Jason, Bristlin, and his wife Kelly Bristlin, and daughter, September Lukic. Grand children, Mandy Hill, Nicole Moore, Adam Bristlin, Jacob Bristlin, Emily Bristlin, Anna Bristlin, Riley, Bristlin, Josh Bristlin, Sam Bristlin, Jack Bristlin, Abigail Bristlin, Justin Bristlin, Kassandra Pelletier, Arlo Stafford, River Stafford, Magnus, Lukic and Marko Lukic. Siblings brother Alan Haller, sister Catherine Barksdale many great grand children, nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandsons, Zachary Bristlin, and Jonah Stafford. Sisters, Ella, Anne, Beverly, Barbara, Mary Lou, Carla, and Carol. Brothers, Robert, George, James, and William Carl.

A Celebration of life will be held 3:00PM Saturday, May 27, 2023 at the Servant of The Shepherd (SOS) church, 103 N. 4th St., River Falls, WI 54022. Fellowship and breaking of bread will immediately follow in the church basement. In honor of Penny we ask if you are able, to wear the colors, red purple, pink, or orange. She would hate to see everyone in black.


  1. Amanda Hill

    I hope you are free of pain and suffering with your puppies. I hope you are having a blast Up there with your two grandsons. Love Mandy

  2. Cornelia/Connie Haller /Echevarria

    Aunt Penny every time I look at or hold a Penny I will think of you. When I look at my Pomeranian Fiona that you gave me 4 years ago I will think of you. I will think of you no matter what. Thank you for having a part in my life along with your sisters in trying to keep me safe. Rest now my beautiful and precious Aunt Penny. I love ❤️ you always till I see you again .

  3. Alison Oostendorp

    Penny is missed by all at Plum City Care Center and The Seasons, Assisted Living.

  4. Kassandra

    I love you Grama. Life will never be the same. I miss you so much.

  5. Marlene Zimmer

    While reading the county papers at the Care Center, engaging in a conversation with Penny was always a joy. I will miss her. Sympathy to the family.

  6. Monica and John Krings

    Sincere sympathy September and all family members. It has been a long time since I saw you, but memories remain forever.

  7. Ryan Hauser

    You were a groovy aunt! I’ll miss your open minded attitude!
    I love you!
    Budda Boy!

  8. River Stafford

    Safe travels Grams, keep sending birds ????????

  9. Trish

    I couldn’t have asked for a cooler, fantastic mom-in-law than you. I love you so much and the world is a bit less joyful without you. I promise, we, your family, will be here for each always

  10. September

    I love and miss you so much mom!

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