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Helen Bernice Kopperud


Mon, Jun 8th, 2015
Posted in Rushford Obituaries

Helen Bernice Kopperud, 92 of Rushford, died Thursday, May 28, 2015 at her home one week shy of her 93rd birthday.

 Helen was born on the Bridgecreek family farm on June 3, 1922 to John and Hannah (Austad) Eggebakken. She attended Bridgecreek and Sandsness country schools as well as Rushford High School until her mother died. Helen married her childhood sweetheart, Norman Kopperud on October 15, 1945.

After WWII ended, Helen and Norman built their home and family business, Norman’s Electric Service, in South Rushford, where she lived for nearly 70 years. Helen was a lifelong active member of the Highland Prairie Church, where she enjoyed quilting and serving delicious church suppers. In earlier years, Helen volunteered as an enemy plane spotter in the civil defense efforts. She also monitored and reported official rain measurements and delivered Meals on Wheels. A loving and dedicated homemaker and mother, Helen was a great cook and famous for her apple pie. Helen will be remembered as an honest, hardworking dear lady with a sparkling wit and an endless love for her family.

Helen is survived by her children: Glen (Letitia) Kopperud of Rushford, Diane (Robert) Starzak of Oak Park, Calif., Tom (Wanda) Kopperud of Rushford, and Jerry (Shannon) Kopperud of Rushford; grandchildren: Tiffany (Adam) Wortman, Tina (Christopher) Smith, Sarah (Tim) Hunst, Megan (Peter) LaFleur, Christina Starzak, Amanda Starzak, Adam (Kelsey) Kopperud, Chelsea (Jeff) O’Donnell, Alexander Kopperud, Hannah Kopperud, and Jack Kopperud; and 12 great-grandchildren. Helen will be sorely missed by her loving family and her caregiving faithful friend, Ardith Brown.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Norman; daughter, Nancy Kopperud; and siblings, Lyla Kahoun and Jerome Eggebakken.

Visitation was held from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service in Rushford and also one hour prior to the service at Highland Prairie Church. Funeral service took place 2 p.m., Wednesday, June 3 at Highland Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Peterson with Reverend Marie Anderson officiating. Helen was laid to rest at Highland Prairie Lutheran Cemetery.

Cheryle Jean Linnane

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Canton Obituaries

Cheryle Jean (Noecker) Linnane, beloved wife and mother, passed away suddenly in her Bluffton home on May 17, 2015. She was born in Decorah, Iowa to Clifford and Eunice (Vail) Noecker on July 17, 1945. She attended Decorah schools and then married L ..... 
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Timothy P. Myhre

Mon, Jun 1st, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Timothy P. Myhre were held on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Peace United Church of Christ in Rochester. Burial took place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Stewartville. Visitation was held from 5-8 P.M. on Wednesday, May 27 at the Hindt Fune ..... 
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Yvonne June Jonsgaard

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Peterson Obituaries

Yvonne June Jonsgaard, 79 of Peterson, died Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Lake Winona Manor. Yvonne was born June 12, 1935 to Harvey and Bernice (Muns) Johnson in Choice, Minn. She was raised with her siblings on a farm. When she was 18 years old, Yv ..... 
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Ione Pernella Haugen

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Ione Pernella Haugen, formerly of Chatfield, died Friday, May 15, 2015, at Samaritan Bethany Nursing Home on Eighth in Rochester, where she had resided for almost four years. She was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Spring Grove, to Peter and Ida (Otterness ..... 
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Helen M. Reed

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Helen M. Reed, age 95, a longtime Spring Valley, Minn., resident, died Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at the Spring Valley Care Center. Helen was born October 10, 1919, in Peterson, Minn., the daughter of Hans and Diantha (Angle) Wilson. On August 17, ..... 
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Elaine Elma Morse

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Elaine Elma Morse, 91, of Rochester, passed away May 17, 2015 at Homestead Assisted Living in Rochester. Elaine was born January 12, 1924 to Henry & Clara (Schmidt) Horstmann in rural Chatfield. She was baptized February 10, 1924 at St. Paul Lu ..... 
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Carroll Henderson

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Funeral services for Carroll Henderson were held 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 19, 2015 at Faith United Methodist Church, with Pastor Wane Souhrada officiating. Burial took place in the Spring Valley Cemetery. Visitation was held 5-7 p.m. Monday, May 18, 2 ..... 
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Eileen Dorothy Allen

Mon, May 25th, 2015
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Eileen Dorothy Allen, age 89, passed away peacefully on Monday, May 18, 2015, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield, Minn. Eileen was born May 30, 1925, in Emmetsburg, Iowa, to Walter and Bertha (Riley) Heddinger. On October 1, 1947, she ..... 
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