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Helen M. Loveland
Helen M. Loveland, age 90 of Monroe, formerly of Monticello, died at her home on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Helen was born October 4, 1924 in Monroe, the daughter of Jacob and Ethel (Steinman) Elmer. Due to the death of her mother at an early age, Helen was raised by the late Henry J. and Rena Elmer. She graduated from Monticello High School in 1942 and Madison Business College in 1943. She married Merlyn C. Loveland on September 17, 1944 at the Zwingli Church in Monticello. Helen worked as a teller at the Commercial and Savings Bank in Monroe and later as branch manager in Browntown until retiring in 1984. She was an active member of Zwingli United Church of Christ, volunteered at the Green County Welcome Center, enjoyed bowling and golfing, and was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers and Wisconsin Badgers. Helen and Merlyn spent many wonderful winters in Apache Junction, Arizona.

She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Merlyn C. Loveland of Monroe; three children, LaVonne Babler-Hawking of Aurora, IL, Marilyn (David Asahina) Wittenwyler of Garden Grove, CA, and William C. Loveland of Monticello; four grandchildren, Amy Kuberski of Cadiz, KY, Lisa Babler of San Ramon, CA, Jill (Dean) Starkey of Queen Creek, AZ, and Dan (Kari) Babler of Aurora, IL; nine great-grandchildren, Patrick (Meredith) Johnson, Garrett, Taylor, and Tyra Starkey, Trace and Reid Kuberski, and Brandon, Jake, and Drew Babler; two great-great-grandchildren, Matthew and Alex Johnson; her sister-in-law, Lucille D. Elmer of Monticello; nieces and cousins. In addition to her parents, Helen was preceded in death by a sister, Iris Dahms.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, October 8, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. at the Zwingli United Church of Christ, Monticello, with Rev. Jeannie Douglas and Rev. Mary Gafner officiating. Interment will follow in Highland Cemetery, Monticello. Visitation will be at the church on Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. Memorials are suggested to the Zwingli Church, Monticello Area Historical Society, or the Monticello Foundation Inc. in Helen's name. The Voegeli-Newcomer Funeral Home, Monticello, is assisting the family. To send a condolence to the family go to