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Published February 04, 2014, 12:00 AM

Helen Green

Helen Green, 91, Fargo, ND died Saturday, February 2, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo.

Helen Mae Baxter was born August 23, 1922 at Fort Totten, ND to Clifford and Emma (Braniff) Baxter. Helen grew up and lived in various parts of North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. She graduated from Helena High School in Helena, MT, attended one year of business college and worked ten years at the University of Minnesota. She taught food and nutrition in the Detroit Lakes, MN area and on the White Earth Indian Reservation. In 1941, she married Harold Motschenbacher at Penn, ND. In 1946, Harold died and in 1947 she married Alfred Green in Moorhead, MN.

Helen Green

Helen Green, 91, Fargo, ND died Saturday, February 2, 2014 at Rosewood on Broadway, Fargo.

Helen Mae Baxter was born August 23, 1922 at Fort Totten, ND to Clifford and Emma (Braniff) Baxter. Helen grew up and lived in various parts of North Dakota, Minnesota and Montana. She graduated from Helena High School in Helena, MT, attended one year of business college and worked ten years at the University of Minnesota. She taught food and nutrition in the Detroit Lakes, MN area and on the White Earth Indian Reservation. In 1941, she married Harold Motschenbacher at Penn, ND. In 1946, Harold died and in 1947 she married Alfred Green in Moorhead, MN.

Helen was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church, Fargo, and a charter member of Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, MN, a volunteer for lifeline and a lifetime member of the VFW Auxiliary Post 5115 in Ulen, MN. She volunteered through Hospice, working with cancer patients. Helen enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada.

She is survived by one son, Dennis (Sandra) Green, New Market, MN; sister, Hazel Dunnigan, Cavalier, ND; two half sisters, Clara (Clinton) Thurston, Fargo, ND, and Marge (Bernard) Ordahl, AZ; 6 grandchildren and 1 great-grandchildren.

Helen is preceded in death by her husbands, Harold, Sr. and Alfred; an infant daughter; son, Harold Motschenbacher, Jr.; sister, Charlotte Willett; one granddaughter, Heidi Motschenbacher; sister, Blanche Williams; brother, Harvey Baxter; and step-brother, Gordon Moe.

Memorials preferred to Javnaker Cemetery in Borup, Grace Lutheran Church in Detroit Lakes, or Roger Maris Cancer Center for polycythemia studies.

Funeral: Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 11 AM at West Funeral Chapel, West Fargo, ND with one hour prior visitation.

Burial: Jevnaker Cemetery, Borup, MN at a later date.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

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