Caughman-Harman Funeral Home - West Columbia Chapel & Southland Memorial Gardens
820 W Dunbar Rd, W. Columbia, SC
Helga S. Fields
December 22, 1935 – October 25, 2019
PELION - Helga Fields, of Pelion, was born in Karlsrhue, Germany. She met and married her husband, Maxie Mckiver Fields, a soldier in the US Army, and then immigrated to the states. She worked at Shakespear, Horseman Doll Co., and Forest Lake Country Club.
Mrs. Fields was a witty woman, who loved flowers, birds, and a variety of collectibles. In her senior years, her favorite pastimes were puzzles, playing rummy, watching Gamecock football, and enjoying her close-knit family.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Susan, and her husband. She is survived by her sisters, Rita Inga Miller of St. Paul, MN, Irene and Ursula Schumann; brother, Karlheinze Schumann, all in Germany; daughter, Tina Blackwell of Pelion and her fiancé, Marc Mitchell of Aiken; son, Norman Fields of West Columbia and his wife, Velvet; three grandchildren, Michael, Tiffany and Matthew; three step-grandchildren, Alex, Raychel and Meghan; and 6 great grandchildren. However, she acted as "Oma" to many more beloved little ones through her life. She leaves a legacy of love, laughter and generosity behind.
No services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Helga S. Fields
October 27, 2019
Tina was Helga's primary caretaker and gave tirelessly to her life, however Norman and I got to take our turns taking her to appointments, shopping, etc. We loved this time with her and were fond of pranking her in Walmart, filling her buggy with things like cat food and baby diapers, flashy make up, etc...or doing other silly things to keep her on her toes. She was a good sport, but, Lord, the things that could come out of that women's mouth! We live playing rummy with her in the weekends. It was always exhausting and loud and raucous, but was still sad to say goodnight each time. I cannot fathom life without her, but we will carry on and recruit others into our rummy circle. Love you, mom. You were one of a kind.