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Helen Marie Ericksen Bruce
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Birth: Jun. 11, 1929
Death: Jul. 28, 2009

Helen Marie Bruce, 80, of Redfield
Posted: Thursday, Jul 30th, 2009

Helen Marie Bruce, 80, of Redfield died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at home.

Her funeral will be Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Thelen Funeral Home in Redfield with the Rev. Lorah Houser-Jankord officiating.

Burial will be in Greenlawn Cemetery at Redfield.

Visitation will be Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m. with the family present from 5 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Visit

Helen Marie Ericksen was born June 11, 1929, to O'Charles and Mary (Hawkinson) Ericksen at Sioux Falls. She graduated from Washington High School and the University of South Dakota in 1951 with a degree in social work. She was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority.

She married Donald Bruce Aug. 18, 1951. They lived in Hurley; Sioux Falls where they owned Sports Incorporated; Portland, Ore.; and Redfield where they owned Prairie Lounge and she worked as a CNA and a social worker at Community Memorial Hospital.

She is survived by four children, Don Jr. of Mobridge, Carol (David) Hardie of Redfield, Jan (David) Lawrence of Mobridge and Jim (Gretchen) Bruce of Apple Valley, Minn.; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; a daughter, Mary; a son-in-law, Kraig; and two brothers, Charles and Dean.

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Greenlawn Cemetery
Spink County
South Dakota, USA
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Record added: Aug 08, 2009
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Helen Marie Bruce (June 11, 1929 - July 28, 2009) Helen Marie Bruce, 80, of Redfield, SD, passed away peacefully with her lovingdaughter at her side Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at her home in Redfield. Her funeralwill be Friday, July 31, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at...(Read more)
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