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Helen C. Melbostad

Helen C. (Antonsen) Melbostad, age 95, of Winsted, and formerly of Waconia and St. Paul, died Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006.

She was born in Buffalo Lake, to Levi and Clara Antonsen,

Helen was a homemaker, a caregiver to infant children, and later worked as “salad lady” at Hamline University for 37 years.

She is survived by her children, Carol Watson of Waconia, and Larry (Carolyn) of Boulder City, Nev.; grandchildren Kathy (Kevin) Rittgers of Lester Prairie, Tim (Judy) of Watson, Ill., Julie Chandler of North Carolina, Sharon (Mike) of Taylor, Nev., and Gordon Melbostad of Idaho; and great-grandchildren Matthew and Sarah Domoradzki, Tiffany Watson, Anna and Caitlin Chandler, and Danielle and Cassi Taylor.

Helen was preceeded in death by her parents; her husband, Loren; and 10 siblings.

A memorial service will take place Monday, Oct. 23 at 11 a.m. at Faith Lutheran Church in Waconia.

Memorials may be directed to Children’s Home Society & Family Services in memory of Helen.

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