Helen Elizabeth Erlandson (Nord) passed away peacefully on February 15, 2012 at the age of 96.
Helen was born on 1/14/1916 in Minneapolis, MN to Axel Henrik Nord (1887-1973) and Ida Augusta Andersson (1878-1962). She was the younger sister to Katherine Lillian Rossman. (1914-1936). In 1934 Helen graduated from Washburn High School. She worked for the First National Bank in the proof department and attended business school. While working at the bank she met and married Harlan Herbert Erlandson (1950).
Helen was a very loving and caring mother to their two children, Michael Harlan Erlandson (1951-1989) and Katherine S. Erlandson. Helen loved sewing, playing piano, traveling and spending time with family and friends. She was an active member of St. James Lutheran Church for 44 years. She was also a volunteer working with the Mentally Retarded, League of Women Voters and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband (2012), father, mother, sister and son.
She is survived by her daughter Kathi, nieces, nephews, close relatives and friends.
The funeral was held at St. James Lutheran Church 3650 Williams Drive, Burnsville on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 at 11:00AM. Visitation was one hour before the funeral service at church. Burial was at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
White Funeral Home Burnsville 952-894-5080