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Freda Helm

Freda Helm, 92, Minot, died Saturday, March 10, 2018 in a Minot nursing home.

Freda was born December 19, 1925, in Bismarck, ND to Fred and Kathryn (Fetzer) Binder. She grew up in Bismarck and Devils Lake and obtained her high school Diploma from Devils Lake High School in 1944. She completed nurses training in 1947 through the Cadet Nurses Corps in North Dakota. She continued her education at Augsberg College in Minneapolis, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English in 1951.

Freda was united in marriage to Howard Helm August 19, 1951, in Minot. They made their home in Minot. Freda was employed at Trinity Hospital as a Registered Nurse working in the obstetrics until 1966. She was later employed as the Night Supervisor at Trinity Nursing Home until she retired in 1987. Freda assisted Howard with the operation of Helm’s Grocery. He died February 11, 2005.

 Freda was a member of Our Redeemer’s Church and the Sons of Norway, both of Minot, along with Gideon’s International. She enjoyed listening to music and the arts, especially local entertainers, plays or symphonies. She was a veracious reader, avid puzzle and card player, attended the Norsk Hostfest each year and loved to attend her grandchildren’s activities.

Freda’s loving family includes children, Anne (Terry) Davis, Minot, Matthew Helm, Fargo, ND and Nathan Helm, Bismarck, ND; 3 grandchildren to include, Garret Davis, Brandon (Kaity) Davis and Ashley Davis; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

Freda was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Howard, sons, Kristofer and Timothy; sisters, Irene Gustafson Ward, Adeline Binder, Virginia Sell and a brother, Don Edwards.

Funeral service: Friday, March 16, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Brethren Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot, ND.
Visitation: Thursday, March 15th from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
Memorials: preferred to Gideon’s International or Our Redeemers Church.


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MessageWhat a wonderful friend Freda was to my own mother, and what a fine Christian example she was to me as my Godmother. So many fond memories and I will cherish them always -
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MessageI always enjoyed visiting with Freda and Nathan over a puzzle at Trinity. She always had a great smile. Nathan was so great to come and visit. I am sure you'll all wish her but keep the memories in you hearts.
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MessageFreda had a pleasant smile and caring way. May the Lord Jesus be praised for the victory and honor in her life, and may you be comforted at this difficult time.
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MessageNathan,
My sympathy to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sue Summers
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MessageI knew Freda when i was a resident at Trinity Homes, she always had a smile and was a Pro at puzzles, and loved going to the Farmers Markets in the fall. She will be missed by all. My prayers to all.
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MessageNathan. I am so sorry about your Mom's passing. I know how close you two were and I know she will be missed. Thinking about you in this sad time.
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MessageMy prayers our with you Matt and your family. God bless.
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MessageTo Freda's family - especially Nathan & Matt

Your mom was the greatest neighborhood mom to all of us kids of our neighborhood. Her love will be with all of us till that day when we're all back together in Jesus's neighborhood. Sorry I can't be with you now. God bless. Talk later. Dakota
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MessageFreda was one of our best night supervisors at Trinity Homes. She was so pleasant. When she was on it seemed the entire nursing home ran so smoothly even if it was a very busy night. She never got rattled in situations. She always thought it out. There will never be another one like her. I really missed her when she retired. Heaven gained an Angel of mercy. Bye Freda. Will always think of you.
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MessageMy heart goes out to Anne and family on the passing of Freda. She was a wonderful and kind person. I loved teaching her grandchildren and I know she was so truly fond of them. My sincerest condolences to all. Nancy Schall
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MessageI will miss Freda very much. She has always been there for me and my kids. She was the best cousin I could ask for.
I LOVE YOU FREDA....

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