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Heather Nicolle Helmbrecht

Heather Nicolle Helmbrecht, age 32 of Montrose, died on Monday, June 4, 2007 at her home in Montrose.

Heather was born March 24, 1975 to Michael and Glorianne (Laumann) Sexton in Watertown. She was baptized at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Watertown.

Heather graduated from Watertown High School in 1993. She married Tom Helmbrecht October 16, 2004. They had three children: Sierra (10), Nicholas (5), and Jacob (1 1/2).

Heather has always been a beautiful, loving person. She loved her family and anything outdoors. She was looking forward to spring to be outside with her children and her plants. Heather enjoyed decorating, fishing, boating, vacations at the lake, cooking, cleaning, and anything that involved family. She was willing to help anyone at anytime. Her sense of humor was there until the end.

She fought a courageous eight-month battle with cancer, and faced each day with a smile. She went to be with the Lord with her family by her side, and they will miss her greatly. We will all miss her beautiful smile and brown eyes.

Heather is survived by her husband Tom, and children; her parents, Michael and Glorianne Sexton; sister and brother-in-law Kristin and Alan Kamann; nieces Katelyn and Erin; brother and sister-in-law Shawn and Elizabeth Sexton; and nieces Laurel and Grace; parents-in-law David and Kaye Helmbrecht; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Donald and Jeanie Helmbrecht; niece Hannah, nephew Mitchell; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Diana and Terry Gabrelcik; nephews Brandon and Bryce, niece Angela; grandfather Edwin Laumann, grandmothers Ardis Sexton and Margaret “Peggy” Kirby. Special Aunts Jeannie Widmer and Debbie Hanson; many more aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Heather was preceded in death by her grandmother, Ethel Laumann; grandfather, Marvin Sexton; grandfathers-in-law, Donald Kirby and Albert Helmbrecht; and aunt-in-law, Elaine Helmbrecht.

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial took place Thursday, June 7, 2007 at the St. Peter Catholic Church in Delano at 6:30 p.m. Gathering of family and friends was Thursday at the church from 4-6:30 p.m. prior to the Mass. Interment was in the Calvary Cemetery in Delano.

Arrangements by the Iten Funeral Home in Delano.

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