January 4, 1905  July 21, 2003

Graveside services for Helen W. Besendorf, formerly of Frost, were held July 26, 2003, at United Lutheran Cemetery, rural Frost. Helen died July 21, 2003, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center in Blue Earth.

Helen was born January 4, 1905, at Meriden, Minnesota, the daughter of George A. and Emma (Badenschier) Goodsell. Helen and her family later moved to Clarion, Iowa where she worked at a clothing store until her marriage to Charles Besendorf Sr. in 1960 at Frost. Helen lived in Frost until 1998 and then moved to St. Luke's in Blue Earth.

She is survived by two nieces: Pamela and her husband James Anderson and their three children of Denver; and Andrea Winfrey of DeSota, Iowa; many cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband, Charles Besendorf  Sr.

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