Helen (Schnell) McHugh 1911 –

Helen (Schnell) McHugh
1911 –

Helen is the daughter of John and Julie Schnell born on May 6, 1911. She married Francis McHugh in 1935.

Helen and Francis were the parents of five sons and one daughter. Their children are Roger, Paul, Tom, Patricia, Danny, and William.

At first the McHughs lived in La Crosse, later moving to Onalaska and Holmen. Francis was a log hauler and then hauled milk. They had been married 35 years when Francis passed away in 1970.

Helen has worked at Arenz Shoes in La Crosse for 25 years and lives on Avon St.

  1. Roger McHugh was born on Oct. 27, 1937 and is married to Jean Hanson. Roger is Mayor of Holmen, WI and works in the office at Trane Co. They have three children:
    1. Kelly McHugh born in 1962.
    2. Jay McHugh born in 1964.
    3. Collen McHugh born in 1970.
  2. Paul McHugh was born in 1939. Paul was killed in an automobile accident at age of 18 in 1958.
  3. Tom McHugh was born on Oct. 19, 1940. He married Alice Ballet. Tom is self-employed selling heavy road equipment. They live in Eau Claire, WI and are the parents of four children:
    1. Paula McHugh born in 1966.
    2. Kimberly McHugh born in 1968.
    3. Tammy McHugh born in 1970.
    4. Matthew McHugh born in 1973.
  4. Patricia McHugh is the only daughter born on Nov. 25, 1942. Pat is a nun working in Campus Ministry at Stout College in Menomonie, WI She loves her work!
  5. Danny McHugh born on Jan.. 9, 1947 married Sharon Eide. Dan owns an Excavation and plumbing Company in Onalaska WI. Dan and Sharon have three children:
    1. Dean McHugh born in 1966.
    2. Vicky McHugh born in 1968.
    3. Terry McHugh born in 1970.
  6. William McHugh is the youngest child and lives in Holmen, WI. He is a sales representative for Westburn Supply. Bill married Nancy Sacia and they have three children:
    1. Nicholas McHugh born in 1979.
    2. Randon McHugh born in 1983.
    3. Adam McHugh born in 1985.