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Helen L. Trail

January 23, 1926 August 7, 2017
Helen L. Trail
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Helen Louise Trail, 91, of Eau Claire, passed on Monday, August 7, 2017 at home with family by her side.

Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Friday, August 11, at Bowerman Funeral Home, Eau Claire, where friends may visit from 1-3 p.m.  Pastor Mike Fields of Bright Star Tabernacle, Eau Claire, will officiate.  Burial will be in Caldwell Cemetery, Eau Claire.  Online messages may be left for the family at

Helen was born January 23, 1926 to Leo and Ruth (Cuthbert) Zech.  On July 14, 1946 she married William Oscar Trail and they went on to raise six kids.  Together they farmed and owned and operated Trail Zephyr Oil Company in Eau Claire.  When she retired from that, she worked for the Herald Palladium as a route carrier.

Helen loved the outdoors, and she and Oscar traveled their whole lives.  She was known for her wit, her grit, and love for all her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren.

She is survived by three children: Dick (Kathy) Trail, Vickie (Bob) Storick, and Henry Trail; as well as many grandchildren.  

She was preceded in death by her husband, Oscar; and children: Shirley Sapp, Bill Trail, and Ruth Modro.

Bowerman Funeral Home
6635 East Main Street, Eau Claire, MI 49111
August 11, 2017, 1-3 p.m. Friday

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3:00 PM 8/11/2017 3:00:00 PM
Bowerman Funeral Home

6635 East Main Street, Eau Claire, MI 49111
Eau Claire, MI 49111

Bowerman Funeral Home
6635 East Main Street, Eau Claire, MI 49111 Eau Claire 49111 MI
United States

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