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Helen A. Herman, 86

Jul 9, 2021

Wells – Helen A. Herman, age 86, of Wells, died Thursday, July 1, 2021, at United Hospital District in Blue Earth. A Funeral Service was held Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at 11 a.m. at St. Casimir Catholic Church in Wells, Fr. Greg Havel and Deacon Gene Paul officiated. Burial was in St. Casimir Catholic Cemetery in Wells. To leave online condolences, please visit: brussheitner.com

Helen was born Jan. 31, 1935, the daughter of Floyd R. and Julia M. (Crowell) Harper on the family farm in Walnut Lake Township, Faribault County, Minnesota. She graduated from Wells High School, the class of 1953. On June 5, 1956, she was united in marriage to John F. Herman and to this union six children were born.

She was a life-long member of St. Casimir Catholic Church, and active in CCW. Helen enjoyed being part of The Red Hat Ladies, reading, baking and making pancakes for her grandkids. Her children said it best, “Grandma’s kitchen was always open when the grandkids came over”.

She is preceded in death by her parents; sister, Marie Groskreutz; sister-in-law, Carol Harper, and brothers-in-law, Milton Groskreutz and Stan Defreese.

Helen is survived by her husband of 65 years, John F. Herman, of Wells; six children: John P. (Cindy) Herman, Rick (Kay) Herman, all, of Wells, Betty (Kevin) Williams, of Forest City, Iowa, Mark (Brenda) Herman, of Wells, Ann Christenson, of Albert Lea, James (Shannon) Herman, of Wells; Helen was surrounded by over 52 grandchildren, great- grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; brother, Harold Harper of Faribault; sister, Dorothy Defreese, of Richfield, along with many nieces, nephews and their families.