Helen Jeannette Maland age 99 of Cottonwood, formerly of Minneapolis and Edina, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at her home. Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 16 at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood. Visitation is one hour prior to services at the church. Burial is in Christ Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Helen Jeannette (Lurndal) Maland was born April 30, 1917 in Modena, Wisconsin to Otis and Selma (Johnson) Lurndal. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. Helen graduated from Mondovi (Wisconsin) High School in 1934 and from St. Olaf College in 1938. She taught business classes in Frost and Heron Lake, Minnesota. Helen worked for Senator Wiley (from Wisconsin) in Washington DC during WWII. On December 8, 1945 she married Morris Maland in Modena. Helen was a homemaker and then worked as a librarian at Central High School in Minneapolis. The couple moved to Cottonwood in May 2003 to be near their daughter. Helen was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Minneapolis for over 50 years and a current member of Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood. She loved to read and do her daily crossword puzzle. Helen was devoted to her family. Her great grandson, Nolan, brought her great joy.
Helen is survived by her daughters: Mary Leverett, Kathleen Maland, and Jean Dahl; grandchildren: Janah (Rusty) Imboden, Andrew (Naomi) Dahl, and Aaron (Alison) Dahl; and great grandson Nolan Dahl. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Morris Maland in 2003, son-in-law Jeffrey Dahl, and sister Irene Kelly.
Blessed be her memory.