Blue Earth Helen M. Smith, age 78, of Blue Earth, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester.
Mass of Christian Burial was held on March 27, 2014, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth.
Helen was born May 7, 1935, on the family farm house near Lakota, Iowa, the daughter of Henry and Anne Frances (Salic) Rademaker.
She is survived by her children, Marlin (Kathy) Smith, of Fairmont, Steve (Nancy) Smith, of Blue Earth, David (Wanda) Smith, of Elmore, Jeanne (Brian) Schofield, of Fairmont, Pam (Jim) Tonn, of Winnebago, Diana Smith, of Eden Prairie, Wendy (Steve) Brown, of Blue Earth, and Greg "Shorty" Smith, of Blue Earth; brothers, James Rademaker, of Coon Rapids, Joe Rademaker, of Mankato, Richard Rademaker, of Elmore, and Dennis Rademaker, of Fairmont; sisters, Kathryn Schendel, of Minneapolis, Patricia (Richard) Jensen, of Sierra Vista, Ariz., Sharon (Ken) Vander Ploeg, of Wickenburg, Ariz., Joyce (Dennis) Quimby, of Owatonna, and Deloris (Paul) Fiddler, of McGregor, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Memorial donations are preferred to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Gift of Life House in Rochester, or Faribault County Relay for Life.
Web tributes may be left at www.pattonfh.com