APRIL 18, 1926 - JULY 27, 2014
Funeral services for Frances Lucille Helland were held July 31, 2014 at Patton Funeral Home in Blue Earth with burial at Bethany Lutheran Cemetery, rural Frost with Pastor Arne Halbakken officiating.. Frances died July 27, 2014, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center, Blue Earth at the age of 88 years, three months and nine days.
Frances was born April 18, 1926, at Bricelyn, the daughter of Bernard and S. Pearl (Armstrong) Dahl. She attended Bricelyn public school and graduated in 1944. She was married to Erling O. Helland at her parents' home on February 3, 1945. The couple farmed in the Bricelyn and Frost area for many years until they retired to Frost in 1982. They attended Bethany Lutheran Church, rural Frost. Erling passed away in 1990 and Frances moved to Blue Earth in 1998.
Her favorite times were when she could have her children and their families around her. She also loved her knitting and counted cross stitch.
Frances is survived by her children, Lyndon (Linda) Helland of Plymouth, MN; Lois (Ron) Mellum of Rogers, MN; Larry (Vickie) Helland of Bricelyn; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; a sister Mavis (Lester) Egeness of Frost, sister-in-law Leota Dahl of Bricelyn and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Erling, brother, Gerald Dahl, sister, Joyce Pendergast, and sister-in-law Ardis Knutson.

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