Helen M. Bjerketvedt, 90, of UrbankPublished 3:49am Monday, August 26, 2013 Updated 5:53am Monday, August 26, 2013
Helen Bjerketvedt, died Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, at
Helen Mary Bjerketvedt was born July 17, 1923, to Ferdinand and Christina (Blashack) Schmidt in Effington Township. She was baptized July 29, 1923, and confirmed May 25, 1933, at Sacred Heart Church in Urbank.
She grew up inEffington Township and worked for her Uncle Joe when she was young. She graduated from Parkers Prairie High School in 1942. Following her education she worked as a waitress in Fergus Falls.
She married Roy K. Bjerketvedt Aug. 18, 1942, at Sacred Heart Church in Urbank. Following their marriage she worked with her husband on the family farm where they raised their eight children.
Helen was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Christian Mothers for over 50 years, over 50 year member of Catholic Aid and an active member of Senior Citizens. She enjoyed gardening, playing cards, quilting, baking and visiting with family and friends. Helen had a strong
faith and lived it daily by praying the Rosary.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Roy; sons, Robert Bjerketvedt and Roger Bjerketvedt; a daughter, Jane Bjerketvedt; sisters, Justine Thoennes and Loretta Ritten; and brothers, Edward Schmidt and Donald Schmidt.
She is survived by her four daughters, Mary (Joseph) Hellerman, Anne (Ronald) Koep, Doris (Gerard) Koep all of Parkers Prairie and Marsia (Greg)Kraemer of Evansville; a son, Teddy (Gloria) Bjerketvedt of Parkers Prairie; brother, Gordon (Arlene)Schmidt of Parkers Prairie; brother-in-law, William Bjerketvedt of Battle Lake; sister-in-law, Beverly Bjerketvedt of Henning; 28 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; and many nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Sunday from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, at Sacred Heart Church, Urbank, with parish prayers at 7 p.m., followed by a Rosary at 7:30 p.m., and one hour prior to the service
Service: 11 a.m., Monday, at Sacred Heart Church in Urbank
Clergy: Fr. Matthew Crane
Burial: Church cemetery
Funeral Home: Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Service