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Helen Bernice Madden


      HELEN BERNICE MADDEN JULY 26, 1931 - APRIL 5, 2007 Helen Bernice

Madden, 75, of Modesto died Thursday, April 5, after a courageous battle

with cancer. She died at Memorial Medical Center with her children at her



      Helen was born in Rocky Ford, Colorado on July 26, 1931 to Peter and

Mary Geringer. The family moved to Manteca, California in 1945. Helen

attended Manteca High School and Modesto Junior College before marrying

Herbert Pauk in 1952. They moved to San Jose where they had three children

and she later enjoyed a successful career in the microwave & electronics

industries. She later married Bernard Madden and they eventually moved to

Modesto. She was former president and an active member of the Lodi Chapter

of the American Historical Society of Germans from Russia (AHSGR), and

enjoyed the pursuit of cultural activities and genealogy.


      She is survived by her children, Jeff & Patti Pauk of Corvallis,

Oregon; Carolyn (Pauk) Lopez of Rapid City, South Dakota, and Lisa (Pauk) &

Ted Murray of Casper, Wyoming, 5 grandchildren; and her siblings Ruth

Hoffman and Robert Geringer of Manteca. She was preceded in death by her

parents, Peter & Mary Geringer and a brother, George Geringer.


      Remembrances can be made in her name to the Manteca Historical Society

and Museum, 600 W. Yosemite Ave., Manteca, CA 95337. Interment will be



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