A Memorial Mass for Helen Marie Krische (Dee), 60, Lawrence, KS, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 29, 2011, at St. Lawrence Catholic Campus Center in Lawrence. Inurnment will follow at the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Lawrence. She died on Saturday, January 22, 2011 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Lawrence.
She was born on June 5, 1950 in Maryville, MO, the daughter of Joseph and Sylvia Pauline Myers Krische.
She graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.A. in Anthropology, M.A. with honors in Anthropology and M.A. Center for Indigenous Nations Museum Studies.
Ms. Krische was employed as an Archivist/Exhibit Coordinator and Curator/Registrar by the Douglas County Historical Society at Watkins Community Museum of History in Lawrence.
She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution.
She is survived by her partner, Rodger Dee. They were married November 5, 1977 in Lawrence, KS. Other survivors include two daughters, Jessica Krische Dee, of Lawrence, Kansas, Sahra Louise Dee, of Kansas City, MO, a son, Kato Tsosie Dee (wife, Frances Blythe), of Leadville, CO, a sister, Ramona Henderson (husband, Tom), of Edwards, MO, and two grandsons; Hunter Joseph Dee and Hayden Edgar Dee.
A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. and visitation from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday evening at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
The family suggests memorials in her name to the Lawrence Humane Society and may be sent in care of the mortuary.
To Helen`s Family, our thoughts and our prayers our you…Helen was very kind to our camp members…Mike Hadl…Camp Commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War…
The Sons of Union Veterans will miss Helen she was a friend and was very helpful in our search for Civil War information. She was always there on Thursday night for our meetings she will be missed. May God bless the family with peace at this time of sadness.
In sympathy for Helen’s Family, thoughts are with you. Helen’s dedication to Douglas County history is much appreciated.
To Helen’s family – my thoughts are with you in sympathy for your loss. I very much enjoyed working with Helen at the KU library – I loved her good humor and the kind good heart she showed all things – from humans to rats – we had many talks about pet rats. She was a special person and I will miss her.
Ours thoughts and prayers our with you and yours in this time of sorrow. We have always admired the sweet spirit and creativity of the Dees, and know that these qualities will serve you well as you come to grips with this loss. May God Bless you.
Roger, Kato, Jessie, and Sarah,
We are so sorry to hear that Helen did not survive the cancer she had. I talked with her around Christmas and she sounded very good and hopeful. I know you will all miss her very much.
Joe and I are in Kentucky at this time with Jon-Marc and his family. Jon-Marc is back at Ft Knox for now and Jesse is scheduled to deliver their daughter on Monday.
We are all so sorry for your loss and will keep all of you in our prayers.
Be strong as that is what I think would mean the most to Helen.
With our prayers.
The Thibodeau Family
Helen served as a board member of the Four Winds Native Center. She was a good friend and hard working member of the board. In her honor, the board has made a donation to the City of Lawrence Parks and Recreation Dept. to plant a tree in her name at Parnell Park. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time. We will miss her.