ROCK-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – BRAHAM
Helen Leier, of Stanchfield, MN, died on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Meadows on Fairview in Wyoming, MN. She was 81 years old.
FUNERAL will be held on Monday, September 19th at 11:00 a.m. at Braham Ev. Covenant Church in Braham.
VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the funeral service on Monday at the church.
BURIAL will be at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.
Helen Claire Leier (Oma) January 4, 1935- September 6, 2016 of Stanchfield, MN. Age 81.
I love you, a bushel and a peck and a hug around the neck!
Our mother, grandmother and Oma passed away following a struggle with bladder cancer. Daughter of the late Ross and Edna Phillips, of Williston, ND, she is preceded in death by her husband Phil Leier. She is survived by her sisters Jan Roediger( Joe), Roxanne Pego (John), Holley Rieger (Loren), and her children Ross Schutta (Michelle) Scott Schutta (Lisa), David Schutta, JoEllen Hermanson (Joe), Bruce Leier (Mary Jo), Darlene Leier ( Tesh) and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, relatives and admirers!
Born and raised in St Paul, her family was instrumental in forming North Heights Lutheran Church. She married Joe Schutta and raised 4 children. She later married Phil Leier. Following his retirement from the St Paul Police force they moved to ‘The Farm’ in Stanchfield, MN. Through the Rush City Hospital Auxiliary she raised funds to maintain this rural hospital for many years; then assisted with the transfer of ownership to Fairview to maintain this vital community clinic and pharmacy. As a Nessel Township Clerk and Board Member, she organized the naming of all streets in Chisago County to facilitate enhanced 911 emergency responses. She published Rush City Dateline, a bimonthly newsletter sent out to all Rush City addresses announcing community events. She worked tirelessly with a small group of rural activists to establish the Rush City prison guaranteeing state jobs in northern Chisago county, look for Leier Drive intersecting with Highway 61 just north of Rush City!