|Birth: ||Dec. 16, 1908|
|Death: ||Jun. 30, 2001|
Otter Tail County
Frances Grace Smith married Albert John Ludvig Helberg on 20 Dec 1926 at Morris, Stevens County, Minnesota. Her parents were Francis "Frank" Smith and Sophia "Sophie" (Ryberg) Smith of Stevens County, Minnesota.
OBITUARY, MORRIS, SUN TRIBUNE (5 Jul 2001)
Frances Helberg, age 92, of Hoffmamn, formerly of Morris, passed away on Saturday, June 30, at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls.
Funeral services for Frances Helberg were held Tuesday at Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman.
Frances Grace Smith was born on December 16, 1908, in Rendsville Township in Stevens County, where she grew up and attended school at District #33. She was born to Frank and Sophie (Ryberg) Smith.
Frances was married to Albert Helberg on December 20, 1926, in Morris. Following their marriage, the couple farmed in Swan lake Township in Stevens County, before moving to Shevlin, MN. In 1971 the couple moved to Terra Bella, California.
Albert passed away on August 16, 1986. Frances continued to live in California until 1989 when she moved to North Star Manor Apartments in Hoffman. On April 3 of this year, she entered the Hoffman Good Samaritan Center in Hoffman.
Frances was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church in Hoffman. She enjoyed sewing, baking, playing cards, doing yard work and spending time with family and friends.
Frances is survived by one son, Vernon (Pat) Helberg of Noxapater, MS, five grandchildren; one step-granddaughter; several great-grandchildren; one brother, Paulus Smith of Terra Bella, CA; and three sisters, Pearl Olson of Morris, Gladys Helberg of Morris and Darlene Wente of Donnelly.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and five brothers, Floyd, Lester, Faye, Laurel and Raymond.
The Reverend Stephen Olson officiated at the services. pallbearers were: Dan Helberg, John McNeill, Larry Bye, Stan Smith, Dean Lafquist and Dick Lafquist.
Honorary pallbearers are all of Frances's relatives and friends. Beverly Yochim was the organist and Deb Alberts the soloist.
Burial was in Hillcrest Cemetery in Portersville, CA. Arrangements were with Pedersen Funeral Home.
Francis "Frank" Smith (1885 - 1960)
Sophia Modholt Rydberg Smith (1890 - 1960)
Albert John Ludvig Helberg (1904 - 1986)*
William Fay Smith (1907 - 1964)*
Frances Grace Smith Helberg (1908 - 2001)
Raymond Robert Smith (1911 - 1969)*
Lester Kenith Smith (1913 - 1983)*
Pearl Jeanette Smith Olson (1915 - 2005)*
Floyd Frank Smith (1917 - 2001)*
Laurel Manford Smith (1920 - 1975)*
Darline June Harriet Smith Wente (1925 - 2016)*
Paulus Charles Smith (1929 - 2005)*
Created by: LeRoy L. Smith
Record added: Nov 17, 2012
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