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Helen Frances Emmons

Helen Frances Emmons

Formerly of Pequot Lakes

The funeral for Helen Frances Emmons, of Starbuck, Minn., was Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at the Starbuck Funeral Home in Starbuck, Minn. Burial was at the Calvary Cemetery, Glenwood.

Helen, the daughter of Andrew and Agnes (Helvig) Paneck, was born March 25, 1926, in Marble Township near Canby, Minn. She was united in marriage to Ira Emmons on Oct. 8, 1946, at St. Peter Catholic Church in Canby. Helen lived in Pequot Lakes for 10 years, next to daughter Barb, before moving back to live in Starbuck for the rest of her life, entering the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck in August of 2013.

Helen died Friday, Oct. 18, 2013, at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck, having reached the age of 87 years.

She is survived by one son, Greg (Elie) Emmons, Starbuck, Minn.; three daughters, Karen Ochocki, Bowling Green, Ky., Debra (Bob) Schmidt, Lake City, Minn., and Barbara (John) Derksen, Pequot Lakes, Minn.; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

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