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Published March 13, 2013, 12:00 AM

Harriet Louise Helland

Harriet Louise Larsen Helland, 90, passed away on March 10, 2013, at Hi-Acres Manor, Eventide, in Jamestown, ND. She was born August 9, 1922, in Fargo, ND, to Harry and Mabel (Andersen) Larsen, Harwood, ND. She attended school at Prosper, ND, and graduated from Oak Grove High School, and Moorhead State Teacher’s College, earning a degree in Elementary Education. In 1946, she married Lester Helland of Amenia, ND. She taught multiple grades in rural schools in Cass County for many years.

Harriet and Lester were members of Messiah Lutheran Church located in North Fargo. She was very active in one of the circles, altar guild, and served many ways within the Church. They were involved in local square dancing clubs and would travel the United States and Canada to square dance. They also enjoyed ballroom dancing. Friday and Saturday nights were always spent at the Elks or Eagles dancing. Harriet was active in the Shrine Ladies activities at El Zagal Shrine Club, and was a member of several other clubs. She was an avid bridge player and also enjoyed bingo.

Harriet Louise Helland

Harriet Louise Larsen Helland, 90, passed away on March 10, 2013, at Hi-Acres Manor, Eventide, in Jamestown, ND. She was born August 9, 1922, in Fargo, ND, to Harry and Mabel (Andersen) Larsen, Harwood, ND. She attended school at Prosper, ND, and graduated from Oak Grove High School, and Moorhead State Teacher’s College, earning a degree in Elementary Education. In 1946, she married Lester Helland of Amenia, ND. She taught multiple grades in rural schools in Cass County for many years.

Harriet and Lester were members of Messiah Lutheran Church located in North Fargo. She was very active in one of the circles, altar guild, and served many ways within the Church. They were involved in local square dancing clubs and would travel the United States and Canada to square dance. They also enjoyed ballroom dancing. Friday and Saturday nights were always spent at the Elks or Eagles dancing. Harriet was active in the Shrine Ladies activities at El Zagal Shrine Club, and was a member of several other clubs. She was an avid bridge player and also enjoyed bingo.

She is survived by a daughter, Gloria (Eric) Nelson, Fargo; grandson, Brent (Judy), Macon, GA; and great-granddaughter, Taylor, Macon, GA; son, Robert (Tanis), Beaverton, OR; and grandsons, Brent (Emily) and Cameron, all of Portland, OR.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Mabel Larsen; her spouse, Lester Helland; and two brothers, Ralph Larsen and Donald Larsen.

Honorary casket bearers will be, Roger Larsen, Russell Larsen, Robert Larsen, Dane Larsen, David Helland, and Lee Dobrinz.

The family prefers memorials to Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo, ND.

Visitation begins at 10:00 am; Funeral at 11:00 am, Thursday, at Messiah Lutheran Church, Fargo. Lunch will be served by the ladies of the church, following the funeral service.

Online condolences may be shared at www.hansonrunsvold.com

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