Helen Kakes

Helen Kakes

Helen Kakes, of Antigo, died Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021, at Aspirus Langlade Hospital. She was 84 years old.

She was born on Aug. 17, 1937, in Antigo, a daughter of Henry and Charlotte (Holten) Packard. She married Carl Kakes on Oct. 19, 1957, at Antigo United Methodist Church. He preceded her in death on June 23, 2009.

Helen’s pride and joy was the home that she and Carl built together and shared with their family for over 60 years. She was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed, baking, gardening, fishing, camping and sewing. She loved playing games and doing puzzles with her grandchildren.

Helen was proud to have been a grandmother for the Unified School District of Antigo for over 17 years.

She was a member of Antigo United Methodist Church.

Survivors include two sons, Carl D. (Connie) Kakes of Antigo and Hank (Nancy) Kakes of Bryant; a son-in-law, Sheldon Damos of Antigo; nine grandchildren, Erin (Dan) Wick, Katie (Benny) Rickun, Sam Wilson, Shelley (Matt) DeGrave, Tiffany (Tony) Pennington, Heather (Bobby) Meyers, Paul Kakes, Evan Damos and Cody Kakes; six great-grandchildren, Philip, Ava, Brieanne, Amelia, Jack and Everly; three sisters, Violet Bina, Bonnie (Jim) Shafel and Kathy (Dale) Vacha; a brother, Bert (Kathy) Packard; and a brother-in-law, Don Wirz.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter, Cindy Damos; two grandchildren, Sean and Carrie Damos; a great-grandson, Ayden Pennington; two sisters, Nicky Wirz and Ida (Alex) Scupien; two brothers, Robert Packard and George Packard; and a brother-in-law, Richard Bina.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, at 11 a.m. at Antigo United Methodist Church with Rev. Debbie Pimm officiating. Burial will take place in Elmwood Cemetery.

Visitation will be Friday, Oct. 1, from 4-7 p.m. and Saturday from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the Bradley Funeral Home.

Online condolences at www.bradleyfh.com.

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