of her life will be at 11 a.m. Sunday at First
Baptist Church of Lincoln.
Mrs. Ertel had worked at Lincoln Developmental
Center in housekeeping and laundry and was a foster
She was born June 26, 1941, in Spring Valley. Her
parents were John and Opal Chirinski. She married
Lloyd Lee Ertel on May 20, 1970, in Springfield, and
he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2008.
She was the last of her immediate family.
Helen was baptized and attended First Baptist
She loved animals, shopping, music and especially
her many friends.