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 Helen Rita Balkenol

Helen Rita Balkenol

Adrian, Nobles County, Minnesota, USA
Death 20 Jul 2015 (aged 91)
Wadena, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 149685908 · View Source
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The Mass of Christian Burial for Helen Balkenol, a resident of Fair Oaks Apartments in Wadena, and formerly of Verndale, will be celebrated on Tuesday, July 28, at St. Frederick's Catholic Church in Verndale. Father Joe Korf will be the celebrant. Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass. At the age of 91, Helen passed away on July 20, 2015, at the Tri-County Healthcare Hospital in Wadena.

Helen Rita Balkenol was born on February 22, 1924 to Adam and Caroline (Haumesser) Fix in Adrian, MN. She attended and graduated from St. Adrian’s Catholic School. Helen was united in marriage to Ralph Balkenol on January 26, 1946 in Jasper, MN. She worked as a bookkeeper for the grain elevators that Ralph managed in many cities throughout MN. They moved to Verndale, MN in the 70’s, where they purchased the local grocery store, renaming it Ralph’s Super Market. They owned and operated the store until they retired in 1981, continuing to make their home in Verndale. Ralph passed away in 1982, Helen continued to live in Verndale until 1999 when she moved to the Fair Oaks Apartments, where she resided until her passing.

Helen passed away at the age of 91, on July 20, 2015 at the Tri-County Healthcare Hospital in Wadena.

She is preceded in death by her loving husband Ralph, and her parents, Adam and Caroline.

She is survived by her brother, Lawrence Fix and sister, Valeta Kapaun, 2 nieces, 6 nephews, and many great nieces and nephews.

Helen’s pallbearers will be Doug and Daryl Kapaun, Steven, David, Gordon, and Guy Fix, Philip Stotesbery, and Ronald Rosenthal. Honorary pallbearers are all of Helen’s great nieces and nephews.

Interment at St. Frederick’s Cemetery in Verndale.

Arrangements are with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes’ Johnson-Schuller Chapel, Wadena, MN. (

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  • Added: 23 Jul 2015
  • Find A Grave Memorial 149685908
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Helen Rita Balkenol (22 Feb 1924–20 Jul 2015), Find A Grave Memorial no. 149685908, citing Saint Fredericks Cemetery, Verndale, Wadena County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by JAK (contributor 48145893) .