WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Helen Marie Uhlenhopp

    Services for Helen Marie Uhlenhopp will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, February 5, 2014 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Westbrook.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service on Wednesday. Interment will be in the Westbrook Cemetery. Online condolences may be placed at http://www.almliefh.com/

    Helen, 85, Westbrook, MN died Friday, January 31, 2014 at the Good Samaritan Center in Westbrook.  

    Helen Marie Uhlenhopp was born October 3, 1928 to Christian and Sophie (Johnson) Petersen in Lamberton, MN, Redwood County.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith and attended Lamberton Public Schools, graduating in 1945.  She grew up on a farm outside of Lamberton and worked for the Lamberton newspaper.

    On June 9, 1949 Helen married Norman “Mike” Uhlenhopp in Lamberton and they made their home in Dovray, MN.  In the early 1970's they moved to Westbrook, MN. Helen will always be remembered for her good sense of humor, with Norwegian jokes, and how much she absoluetly adored all her grandchildren and great grandchildren.  

    She was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Westbrook.  Helen taught Sunday School and was active in various church womens groups.  She enjoyed word find puzzles, making lefse, making mints. On December 31, 2013 Helen became a resident of the Westbrook Good Samaritan Center.

    Survivors include her children: Brad (Barb) Uhlenhopp, Westbrook, MN, Sherry (Scott) Swenhaugen, Kenyon, MN, Vicky Uhlenhopp, Marshall, MN, Scott (Tory) Uhlenhopp, Simi Valley, CA, Tracy (Eric) Bloch,  Balaton, MN, Cory (Cami) Uhlenhopp, Bemidji, MN; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; sister, Donna (Bob) Hage, Hector, MN; brother, Edward Petersen, Spicer, MN; sisters-in-law, Arlyce Averill, Wabasso, MN and Shirley Sliker, Walnut Grove, MN; brother-in-law, Gene (Georgia) Uhlenhopp, Cumberland, WI; aunt, Evie (Leon) Lingle, Springfield, MN; many nieces, nephews and friends.

    Preceding her in death were her husband, “Mike”; her parents; brothers, Harold, Elgin, Robert, Harlan, and Larry Petersen.