Helen Proehl, of Cambridge, formerly of Braham, passed away on Monday, January 6, 2014 at GracePointe Crossing Gables East in Cambridge. She was 78 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE was held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Braham Evangelical Covenant Church with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION was held 1 hour prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at the Mission Covenant Cemetery in Braham with Rev. Steve Jennisch officiating.
Helen May Proehl, age 78, of Braham, MN; born October 22, 1935 in Todd County, MN. Died peacefully January 6, 2014 in Cambridge, MN.
Preceded in death by husband Clarence Proehl, parents Vance and Blanche Hunter, and siblings Florence Townsend, Vance Hunter, and Luella Beto.
Survived by children: Robert (Patricia) Proehl, Myron (Kim) Proehl, Lois (Jeff) Hill, Phyllis O’Claire, Kristi Grose, and Barb Filiatrault; 18 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; sisters: Isabel Ladd, Hazel Apley, and Delores Anderson.
Helen was born and raised in rural Minnesota. She met Clarence Proehl in Minneapolis, MN, and they married on July 23, 1955. Together they raised six children, living first in Minneapolis, then in Braham, MN. Starting in the early 1970’s, Helen worked at the Cambridge State Hospital for 18 years. She enjoyed gardening and homemaking and was an active member of the Braham Evangelical Covenant Church. At the too-young age of 58, she began her long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She has been lovingly cared for at Grace Pointe Crossing in Cambridge, MN, since 2002. In her death, she has passed from the grips of this disease into the loving arms of her Savior and has joined Clarence and many other family members in heaven. Those remaining miss her bright smile and easy laughter.
A Memorial Service was held at Braham Evg. Covenant Church on Saturday, January 11, 2014 with Rev. Bob DeYoung officiating. Music was provided by Vi Belkholm and John Swanson. Inurnment will be held in the spring at the Mission Covenant Cemetery in Braham.