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Helen Sorum Craddick

Birth
Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Death 15 May 2011 (aged 100)
Wayzata, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA
Plot ROOM 213 TIER 6 CRYPT B
Memorial ID 100490689 · View Source
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Craddick, Helen S. (Burdick) Helen Craddick died at age 100 on May 15 in Wayzata. Born Helen Sorum on November 16, 1910 in Minneapolis, Helen was the daughter of Norwegian immigrants, Andrew and Jenny Reierson Sorum. She graduated from West High School in 1928 and attended the University of Minnesota. In 1934, she married Allan Burdick Sr. They lived in Duluth; then in Minneapolis where in 1939 they built their home in White Oaks in Edina. She encouraged Allan when he founded Burdick Grain Company in 1950 and as he built and led the company until his death in 1970. Two years later Helen married Harry L. "Bud" Craddick and they enjoyed 15 wonderful years together until 1987 when Bud died at their winter home in Scottsdale, AZ. Helen lived at her White Oaks home for more than 60 years; for the past five years she has received loving memory care at English Rose Suites. Helen was a talented pianist and singer, a Sunday school teacher and Republican party volunteer in the 40's and 50's. She traveled worldwide over a period of 50 years and avidly followed current affairs, business, sports, and the arts. She served on the Abbott Northwestern Hospital Auxiliary Board, the Women's Association of the Boys Club of Minneapolis, and was a member of the Minikahda Club, the Minneapolis Club and the Women's Club of Minneapolis. Helen was a gracious person who was blessed with good health for most of her life and always generous to her family, friends and community. Surviving her is son Allan (Lou) Burdick, Minneapolis; stepdaughter Susan Craddick (Nick) Lott, Northfield, MN; grandchildren Scott Burdick, Anthem, AZ, Stephen (Julie) Burdick, Wayne, PA, Mark (Elizabeth) Burdick, Anthem, AZ, Matt Burdick, Minneapolis, Tony Lott, Northfield, MN, Stephanie Lott, Scottsdale, AZ, and Jennifer Lott, Lakeville, MN; seven great-grandchildren; and niece Beatrice Morrow, Pine City, MN. Fondly remembered by Susan Forsberg, Molokai, Hawaii. The family will celebrate her life at a private memorial service. Memorials to donor's choice in lieu of flowers.
Published in Star Tribune from May 17 to May 22, 2011


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  • Created by: Steve Krahn
  • Added: 10 Nov 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 100490689
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Sorum Craddick (16 Nov 1910–15 May 2011), Find A Grave Memorial no. 100490689, citing Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Steve Krahn (contributor 47448701) .