Helen, age 86, died peacefully after a long illness with Alzheimers on May 29, 2011.
Survived by her loving brother Tom (Vera) Story; children Karen Erickson (David Korte), Kristin (Blair) Halonen, Sandra (Robert) Hanson and Kurt Erickson; 12 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren.
Preceded in death by parents Elbridge and Irma Story, husband Gustav, and sister Roberta Towner.
Helen grew up on Lake Minnetonka and lived in the area most of her life. She was an avid walker, loved nature, and volunteered at the Minnetonka Senior Center for many years. But Helen’s greatest pleasure was being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her children treasure their memories of her delicious meals, magical Christmases, beautifully sewn clothes, bed time stories and prayers, family picnics, singing in the car, giggling at the dinner table, shopping for new school shoes, and, always, clean sheets on Thursdays.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at the church St. Mary of the Lake, (105 Forestview Lane North, Plymouth, MN), at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday June 1, with visitation one hour prior to the service. A luncheon at the church will be held following Mass.
Private burial at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
David Lee Funeral Home