Helen Jane Starck Essen (2018-09-21 13:12:12)

Helen Jane Starck Essen, age 87, of Dick Watson Road, Deep Gap, passed away Thursday morning, September 20, 2018, at The Foley Center in Blowing Rock.

Helen is survived by Greg Essen and wife Teresa of Deep Gap; one granddaughter, Nicole Wieczorek and husband Eric, two grandsons, Noah Wieczorek and Avery Wieczorek, all of Bradenton, Florida; one brother, Willard Starck of Ballwin, Missouri, and one sister, Mary Schlueter and husband Ken of St. Charles, Missouri and one brother-in-law, Gary Herlofson of Lake Saint Louis, Mossouri. She is also survived by a number of nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Lamont F. Essen; her father and mother, Walter and Emily Haas Starck; two sisters, Florence Albright and Peggy Herlofson, and three brothers, Warren, William, and Walter, Jr. Starck.

Private memorial services for Helen Jane Starck Essen will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Caldwell Hospice and Palliative Care, 902 Kirkwood Street, N.E., Lenoir, North Carolina, 28645.

Online condolences may be sent to the Essen family at

Hampton Funeral and Cremation Service is in charge of the arrangements.