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Published December 02, 2012, 12:00 AM

Helen Elaine (Gant) Bauer

Helen Elaine Bauer, 85, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at Eventide, Moorhead.

Helen was born to Emmett and Elsie (Knittel) Gant on December 1, 1926 in Redfield, Iowa. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Sioux City, Iowa. Helen then went to work for Western Union in Washington, D.C., New York City, California, and Michigan. Helen married Walter Bauer on September 25, 1948 in Sioux City, IA. The couple lived briefly in Vermilion, Sioux Falls, Huron, and Lemmon, SD, respectively, before making their home and raising their nine children in Valley City, ND from 1957 until 2004. They then moved to the Eventide Senior Living Communities, Moorhead, MN, where Walter still resides.

Helen Elaine (Gant) Bauer

Helen Elaine Bauer, 85, passed away Friday, November 30, 2012 at Eventide, Moorhead.

Helen was born to Emmett and Elsie (Knittel) Gant on December 1, 1926 in Redfield, Iowa. She graduated from Sacred Heart Academy, Sioux City, Iowa. Helen then went to work for Western Union in Washington, D.C., New York City, California, and Michigan. Helen married Walter Bauer on September 25, 1948 in Sioux City, IA. The couple lived briefly in Vermilion, Sioux Falls, Huron, and Lemmon, SD, respectively, before making their home and raising their nine children in Valley City, ND from 1957 until 2004. They then moved to the Eventide Senior Living Communities, Moorhead, MN, where Walter still resides.

Helen was an active member of St. Catherine’s Church, Valley City, for many years. She enjoyed playing many games with her family, reading, gardening, and watching old movies. Helen was rarely seen without a smile, and she found joy in everything she did.

She is survived by her husband, Walter, Moorhead; her children, Jo Marie (Larry) Astrup, Fargo, Jean Donahue, Fargo, Jan Flanery, Odenton, MD, John Bauer, St. Paul, MN, Judy Bauer (Eugene Pfleger), Bismarck, ND, Jerome ‘Pete’ (Kim) Bauer, Fargo, Jennifer (David) Stowell, San Diego, CA, and Jane (Michael) Longtin, Mandan, ND; 17 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her son, James; her brothers, John and Danny; her sisters, Lorraine and Betty; her granddaughter, Megan; and her parents.

VISITATION: 5 -7 PM Monday, December 3, 2012, Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with rosary/prayer service beginning at 7 PM

FUNERAL SERVICE: 10:30 AM Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Moorhead, followed by burial at 2:30 PM, St. Catherine’s Cemetery in Valley City. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. To view the complete obituary and sign the online guestbook, please visit our website at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com.

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