Helen Swanson, 88, of Babbitt, dies

Helen M Swanson, 88 of Babbitt, died peacefully and went to be with her Lord on June 21, 2015. She was born July 2, 1926 in Oak Park, Minnesota to Henning and Alma (Check) Lindell. Helen graduated from Foley High School April 23, 1945. On April 23, 1946, she married Lester Swanson at Maywood Covenant Church in Foley, Minnesota. Helen was a homemaker, mother, grandmother and a great-grandmother. She was a member of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Babbitt and a Ruth Circle member and a Senior Citizen Club member. She will be sadly missed by her son Larry (Nancy) Swanson of Babbitt, Rick (Flossie) Swanson of Alaska and Lonnie (Kathy) Swanson of Alaska, her 14 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lester in 1992 and her daughter, Suzanne in 2014.Funeral Services will be held on Friday, June 26, 2015 at 11:00 A.M. at Babbitt Evangelical Lutheran Church with visitation being held one hour prior to the service at the church. Family arrangements have been entrusted to Kerntz Funeral Home of Ely.