HELEN MACMASTERS, 83, of Decorah, died Thursday, April 11, 2013, at the Ossian Senior Hospice in Ossian. Mass of Christian Burial is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the St. Benedict's Catholic Church, 307 West Main St. Father Philip Gibbs is presiding. Burial is at Phelps Cemetery. Friends may call from 4-7 p.m. Friday and from 9-10 a.m. Saturday morning at the Schluter - Balik Funeral Home in Decorah. Helen (Riha) MacMasters was born Dec. 12, 1929, the daughter of Joseph and Mary (Neuzil) Riha on the family farm near Fort Atkinson. Helen worked for Dr. Edward MacMasters, a local optometrist, and met her future husband, Gordon. They were married May 19, 1969, in Las Vegas, Nev. Over the years, Gordie played the "saw" and Helen sold recordings of his music. Helen enjoyed traveling, gardening, cooking, entertaining and tending to her flowerbeds. Helen is survived by one brother, Clarence Riha, Ft. Atkinson; and many nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Mary Riha; husband, Gordon MacMasters, Feb. 9, 2006; six sisters: Clara Riha, Lillian (Robert) Polashek, Georgina (Julius) Novak, Mary (Felix) Wenthold, Angela (Dean) Fortney and Josephine (Louverne) Huinker; two brothers, George and Joseph Riha.