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Helen Marie Bryant

October 4, 2012
Estherville Daily News

ESTHERVILLE - Funeral services for Helen Marie Bryant, 93, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Paul Wiegman officiating. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at East Side Cemetery in Estherville.

She died Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012, at Avera Holy Family Health in Estherville.

Helen Marie Bryant, the daughter of John and Katie (Wenzel) Witt, was born Aug. 28, 1919, in Alvord.

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Helen Marie Bryant

She received her education from the Alvord School, graduating in 1937.

On Oct. 23, 1937, she was united in marriage to William Howard Bryant in Sioux Falls, S.D. Following their marriage the couple made their home in Estherville and Helen worked as a cook at the both the Superior and Gruver schools. She also was a cook at the Good Samaritan Society in Estherville. In her leisure time Helen enjoyed making plastic calendars, playing cards and embroidering dish towels.

She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and RSVP.

Left to cherish Helen's memory are her children, JoAnn Prange and her husband, Loren, of Overland Park, Kan., Betty Wells of Estherville and Larry Bryant and his wife, Cassie, of Estherville; many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

She has been preceded in death by her husband, Howard; son, Gale, and his wife, Marlys; one grandson, Kevin; son-in-law, Elmer Wells; sister, Hilda, and two brothers, Harold and Herbert. Online condolences may be sent to



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