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Helen I. Harms, 81

Helen I. Harms, age 81, of Cologne, passed away Wednesday Feb. 22, 2012, at the Elim Home in Watertown.

Helen was born Aug. 27, 1930, in Cokato, the daughter of William and Adeline (Pettit) Tuey. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.

Helen was united in marriage to Fredrick O. Harms Sept. 12, 1959, at the First Baptist Church in Cokato.

A faithful member of Zion Lutheran Church, Helen served on the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, cross stitching, and quilting.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, William and Adeline Tuey; a sister, Betty Ring; and a brother, Denton Tuey.

She is survived by her loving family; husband, Fred; daughters, Roberta (John) Lauzon of Monticello, Audrey Foley of San Antonio, TX, and Dorothy Harms of Cologne; grandchildren Christine Lauzon and fiancé Kyle Tice, Joseph Lauzon, Alicia Foley, Joshua Foley, and Ryan Foley; great-granddaughter Lyla Tice; sisters Milly Pipal of Buffalo, Bonnie Johnson of Howard Lake, and Grace Nelson of Cokato; brother-in-law Robert Harms of Livingston, TX; sister-in-law Joyce Harms of Cologne; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

The funeral service took place Saturday, Feb. 25 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church, Benton Township, Cologne with visitation from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. The Revs. Eric Zacharias and Helmar Heckel officiated, and interment was at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

Casket bearers were Jerry Ring, Vernon Nelson, Jerod Johnson, Mark Johnson, Randy Johnson, Darren Johnson, Dennis Pipal, and Douglas Pipal.

Arrangements with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.