Helen Luella Moe, 85

Helen Luella Moe, age 85
“Grandma Honey”
Bemidji
March 7, 1927 – March 16, 2012

Helen was born at home on March 7, 1927 in Cayuga, North Dakota to Harry and Marie (Fust) Silverthorn.  As a young girl the family moved to Bemidji where she attended country school and worked hard on the farm.  She was an excellent seamstress and worked for Munsingwear and JC Penney.  She married Arnold Moe on March 28, 1947.  They had two children, Diane and William, and foster children, Kathy, Joy, and Randy.  Together they purchased and operated Dewey Funiture until their divorce in 1983.  Helen loved spending time with family and friends to whom she was loving, generous, loyal and honest.  Her grandchildren and great-grandsons would light up her face.  She had a wonderful sense of humor and loved to laugh, dance, play cards, sing and yodel, garden, feed and watch birds, crochet, and sew.  Helen was a great cook and was always busy keeping her home and yard immaculate.  She married Don Pritchett November 18, 1995.  Together they traveled and spent winters in Texas where she enjoyed tending her roses.  They divorced in 2009 after she had a bout with cancer.  She was a member of First Lutheran Church, Women of the Moose, American Legion Auxiliary, and a Charter Member of the Eagles Auxiliary.

She is survived by her children, Diane (Duane) Lodermeier of St. Cloud, and William (Merri Barrett) of Bemidji; grandchildren, Jessica (Brian) Hansen of Cold Spring, Blaise (Stacie) Lodermeier of Roberts, Montana, and Billy Lodermeier of St. Cloud; great-grandsons, Braken Boden, and Tryg Hansen of Cold Spring; brother, Virgil (Faye) Silverthorn of Bemidji; sisters, Mabel Dewey of Bagley, Ardella (Clarence) Lindseth of Bemidji, Luella (Neal) Lindseth of Bemidji, Virginia (Al) Williamson of Silver Bay, and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; Arnold Moe; brother and sister-in-law, Lester (Ann) Silverthorn; sister and brother-in-law, Verna (Luther) Sheets, Sisters, Irene Sellin, Elaine Silverthorn, and infant sister, Carol Jean.

Following her wishes, a memorial service for family will be at a later date.  She will live forever in our hearts.

Arrangements were entrusted with Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.

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