Helen Moldenhauer

May 3 1930
May 16 2024
94 Years
Downingtown, PA

Helen Moldenhauer, 94, of Downingtown, formerly of Modena, passed away on Thursday, May 16, 2024 at St. Martha's Manor in Downingtown. She was the wife of the late Ernest F. Moldenhauer who died in 1988. They shared 34 years of marriage together. Born in Coatesville, she was the daughter of the late Jacob Laus and Rosalie Lesovich Laus. 

Helen was an area resident all her life and a 1948 graduate of the former Scott High School in Coatesville. She was employed at the Marionette Mills of South Coatesville from 1965 to 1975, the Coatesville School District PT Cafeteria from 1965 to 1975 and most recently at Exxon in Exton, PA as an assembly worker retiring in 1985.

She was a member of the Coatesville Bible Fellowship and she served as Secretary/Treasurer of the Textile Union.

She is survived by two children; Diane Ranck of Honey Brook, and Ernest F. Moldenhauer III and wife Kathy of Gum Tree, PA, daughter-in-law Hope Moldenhauer of Downingtown, son in law Jim Whiteman of Honey Brook, eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and one great great granddaughter. She was preceded in death by one son Dean E. Moldenhauer, one daughter Karen Whiteman and five siblings; Mary Phipps, Ann Steczak, Philip, Harry and Jacob Laus.

Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 11:00 AM at the Wilde Funeral Home, 434 Main St. Parkesburg, PA with visitation from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM followed by burial at the Hephzibah Baptist Cemetery in East Fallowfield. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in her memory to the Coatesville Bible Fellowship, 6 N 4th Ave., Coatesville, PA 19320 or the St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, 11 Oak St., Coatesville, PA 19320.

Online condolences can be posted at www.wildefuneralhome.com

Service Date: 
May 28 2024 - 11:00am
Service Location: 
Wilde Funeral Home Parkesburg, PA


We are so sorry to hear of Aunt Helen’s passing. Our deepest sympathy to her family.

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Aunt Helen was more than an aunt to me, but a bonus Mom. Many fond memories throughout my childhood and adult life. I will cherish the memories forever. My condolences to the families of Helen. Love you

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To Diane, Ernie and the entire family:  My condolences on the loss of your mother.  Diane, I can still remember her from the old days.

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Rest in Peace Aunt Helen.... hopefully you are sitting on a bench up there right next to Grandmom catching up!

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Dear Diane, Ernie and Family, Knowing your dear mother was a joy and blessing. I am forever grateful for her help in 2013 in writing to her family in Berezna, Ukraine asking them to find my relatives and give them my letter. This happened and I have been going to Ukraine since 2015. I do visit with your family in the village of Berezna and bring news and pictures back to your mother and to Diane. I’m sure your dear mother is in Heaven, a blessing for sure, but I will miss her being here with us.  My thoughts and prayers to each of you. 🙏🙏🙏Carol Babel  Merrimack, New Hampshire





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