Helen L. Trail Saturday, January 23, 1926 - Monday, August 7, 2017

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 www.bowermanfuneral.com.

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. 





Join us on August 11, 2017, 1-3 p.m. Friday

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

Join us on August 11, 2017, 3 p.m. Friday

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

Dear Trail family, We wish to express our sympathy and prayers to all of you in the loss of Helen.  Sincerely, Kenneth & Margie Karn, P.O. Box 219 Eau Claire, MI 49111

I always enjoyed my visit to visit Aunt Helen, she told me never call just show she liked to be surprised. So I never called before I went to visit her and she surprised me by going to Arizona early. She will always be on my mindM

The Trail Family Legacy.......

It all began with Oscar and Helen Trail    In 2017  there was a total of  116  of us, including the ones we have lost.

6  Children,   17  GrandChildren,    39  Great GrandChildren,    16  Great Great GrandChildren    Total  78

3  Babies on the way,   33  Spouses or Soon to be Spouses