Crystal - Helen D. Engelstad, 84, of Crystal, died at her home on Friday, March 22, 2013.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, March 26 at First Lutheran Church of Crystal in Brooklyn Park. Interment will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, March 27 at Greenwood Cemetery, Thief River Falls.
Helen was born in Viking on Sept. 16, 1928 to Tobias and Olga (Haasat) Melvie. Helen married Conrad Engelstad on June 17, 1949. She worked at the hospital in Thief River Falls during the late ’40s and ’50s before moving to Virginia, in the late ’50s. She lived there for several years before moving to Pine City and then on to her present home in Crystal in 1965.
She is survived by children, Connie Rae Davis, Gary, Marvyn and Gaylen (Kim) Engelstad; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; six sisters, Margaret Peterson, Ruth Bjorsness, Lorraine Anderson, Doris Anderson, Arlene Nord, Claudia Hartmark; brother, Lloyd Melvie; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by husband, Conrad; brothers, Lawrence and Arnold Melvie.