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Helen Magnuson, 82

Helen Mary Magnuson, age 82, of Delano, passed away Friday, Dec. 28, 2012.

She was born June 21, 1930, to Alonzo and Mary (Maas) Krotzer in Mound, Minnesota.

Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

She was united in marriage June 25, 1949 to Warren Oscar Magnuson at Minnetrista Baptist Church in St. Bonifacius, Minnesota.

Helen enjoyed making music and playing guitar for the Dick Wanna Bo Band, including the Wagon Wheelers.

Helen was employed as a nurse’s assistant at the Watertown Hospital, a dental assistant for Dr. Roger Gerloff for many years, and eventually the Delano High School. Helen loved to read.

She was an active volunteer at the Village Evangelical Free Church and the Delano United Methodist Church. Spending time with friends and family were her priority.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband Warren; siblings Alvin Krotzer, Clarence Krotzer, Roy Krotzer, Marva Colburn, Ralph Krotzer, Victor Krotzer; sister-in-law Jeanette Ahlm.

She is survived by her children Kathie (Glen) Miller, Lori (Mike) Mathisen, Doug (Rhonda) Magnuson; grandchildren Tricia (Gary) Larson, Rachel (Bryan) Rother, Kristi (Eric) Engelmann, Cole (Kelly) Mathisen, Cody Mathisen, Amanda Magnuson, Madison Magnuson; great grandchildren Jaelyn and Emmarie Rother, Sonny Larson, Ethan and Morgan Engelmann; sister-in-law Carol Krotzer.

Funeral services will be Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at Delano United Methodist Church.

Visitation will take place on Saturday from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the church prior to services.