Helen L. Rolsten, age 78, of Mendon, passed away peacefully at the Vancrest of Holgatenursing home, on Friday, April 14, 2023.  


She was born January 30, 1945, in Van Wert County, to the late Elven & Edna (Uhrich) Slane.


On June 24, 1977, Helen married Jerry A. Rolsten of Mendon.  He preceded her in death on September 11, 2020.


Helen leaves behind her nieces & nephews: Joyce (Walt) Theisen of New Bavaria, and Ava (Gregg) Scheidt, Rudy (Ruth) Matthews, and Wayne Matthews of Ohio City, great nieces & nephews: Tim (Tami) Matthews, Lorie (Philip) Garwood, Tammy (Kenny) Theisen, Alysha (Stan) Scheidt, Jordan 

(Rebecca) Scheidt, and Bob Friedrich, and 12 great-great nieces & nephews. 


She was preceded in death by her sister & brother-in-law, M. Marcile & Frederick Charles Matthews, brother, Gerald Slane, a niece, Deb Matthews, and great niece, Jamie Friedrich.


Helen had worked at the former Brady's Clothing Store in Van Wert, and Walmart in Celina.  Through the years, she was a representative for various home parties, including: Home and Garden, Mary Kay, Tupperware, Avon, and Pampered Chef.


She had attended Mendon United Methodist Church, and helped her husband Jerry with projects for the Mendon Lions Club.  In her free time, Helen enjoyed crafting and card making.


Calling Hours will be held at W.H. Dick & Sons-Hellwarth Funeral Home in Mendon, on Monday, April 17, 2023 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon, followed by the Funeral Service, beginning at Noon.  

Pastor Don Clinger will officiate.  Burial will take place at Mendon Cemetery.


Memorial Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer's Association.


Condolences can be expressed to Helen's family at


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