Helen Marie Paschen Stern Hutchinson, 101, Pompano Beach, Florida, passed away peacefully in her sleep Wednesday, Nov. 8, 2017.
She was born Dec. 5, 1915, to Henry and Bertha Doll Paschen.
Hers was a life well-lived. Full of hospitality, she and Ned were the happy hosts for family and friends on a Florida vacation for many years. All of her nieces and nephews have stories about how she made them comfortable, taught them bridge (she was a very good bridge player), took them shopping in downtown Chicago, or enjoyed their company as much as they enjoyed hers.
She graduated from Metea High School in 1933. She married Clarence Stern on July 5, 1939, and they operated Stern's Woodmar Hardware in Hammond. He passed away July 27, 1967. She married Ned Hutchinson on Feb. 17, 1969, and they moved to Pompano Beach, Florida. They had a summer home in North Carolina for many years where Ned was busy in his workshop making crafts with wood while Helen painted and finished them. Ned passed away Nov. 23, 2006. Helen continued to live in John Knox Village in Pompano Beach.
Helen's siblings were brothers Albert (Esther) Paschen, Ellis (Lottie) Paschen, Everett (Agnes) Paschen, Wilbert (Wilma) Paschen, and sisters Hilda (Bryan) Huffer, Anna (Max) Brandt and Edith (Rick) Chapman. All her siblings preceded her in death.
Important in Helen's life were her nieces and nephews, Mary Ellen (Ross) Garling, Betty Jean (Eugene) Roades, Dorothy Anne (Leo) Peterson, Wilodene Mae (Leslie) Lenz, Donna Elaine (Melville) Thomas, Imogene (Stan) Rymarczyk, Irene (Augie) Grillion, Richard McCoy, James Ellis Paschen, Alfred (Pat) Paschen, Dale (Joann) Huffer, Mary Lou (Phillip) Gerhart, Robert (Lois) Paschen, Patsy (Charles) Breckenridge, Charles Paschen, Doneta (Benny) Redding, Gary (Diana) Paschen, Betty Morris, Barrie (Rich) McClain, Christine (Ken) Cookerly, John Brandt, Connie (Mark) English, Janet (Dave) Packard, Carol (Nick) Starr, David (Rita) Chapman and Ron (Kay) Chapman.
The family held a service at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, at Forest Lawn Funeral Home North, Pompano Beach, Florida.
Published on December 6, 2017