Obituaries

Obituaries

Ursula Elisabeth Huelsbergen 1927 - 2006

A memorial Mass for Ursula Elisabeth Huelsbergen, 78, Lawrence, will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Church of the Assumption in Topeka. Burial will be in Pioneer Cemetery in Lawrence.Mrs. Huelsbergen died Monday, May 22, 2006, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.She was born July 12, 1927, in Limburg an der Lahn, Germany, the daughter of Johann Arnold and Maria Auster. She was raised and attended school in Germany. She completed her graduate studies at the University of Frankfurt am Main and received degrees in German language and literature and in Catholic theology. She moved to Lawrence in 1960 and attended Kansas University as a Fulbright scholar.Mrs. Huelsbergen taught at a number of institutions in Germany and the United States, including Wellesley College and Baker University. She was a freelance translator, editor and author. She worked as a genealogist for descendants of German-speaking immigrants and was a frequent speaker and lecturer at national and regional genealogical conferences. She volunteered with Lawrence Interdenominational Nutrition Kitchen, Birthright and the Suzuki Parent's Assn., and was a member of the Kansas University Medical Center Auxiliary.She married Helmut E. Huelsbergen on March 24, 1962, in Lawrence. He survives, of the home.Other survivors include three sons, Lorenz, Anselm and Benjamin; a grandchild; and two foster grandchildren.The family suggests memorials to UNICEF (United Nations Children's Fund), sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, which is in charge or arrangements.