Helga Ovidia Sotvik RetzlaffHelga Ovidia Sotvik Retzlaff, 95, Aneta, ND died Sunday, August 25, 2013 at Aneta Parkview Health Center in Aneta.
Helga was born February 19, 1918 in Rugh Township near Aneta, ND to Sigurd and Marie (Norjord) Sotvik. She was baptized at Logan Lutheran Church and was educated in Rugh Township in a one-room school. She worked at area farms as a hired girl until her marriage to Ronald Retzlaff on June 10, 1939. They farmed west of Aneta for 35 years and moved into Aneta in 1964. Ronald died in January 2000. Helga was a member of Sundahl Lutheran Church, and was active in school and community events. She was proficient in quilting, various types of needlework, and was an avid gardener.