HELENA E. KAROW
Helena E. (Mrs. Walter) Karow, age 67 of Faribault, died on Friday, December 26, 2008 at Abbott-Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Shieldsville on Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Michael Kaluza officiating. Interment will be in Maple Lawn Cemetery, Faribault.
Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday, December 30 from 4 to 8 p.m. with an Eagles Auxiliary service at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue at church for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Helena Elizabeth, the daughter of Anthony and Barbara (Stavanau) Greer, was born on March 1, 1941 in Kilkenny. She graduated from Bethlehem Academy with the class of 1959. On November 2, 1968, she married Walter Karow in Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Faribault. Helena worked at McQuay’s in Faribault for 34 years before retiring in 2000. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary #1460 of Faribault, volunteered at the Faribault Senior Center and was active at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
She is survived by two sisters, Sheila Stoos and Gay Ann (and Chuck) Swanson, both of Faribault; one brother, Curtis Greer of Wisconsin; two sisters in law, Patricia Greer and Mary Jane Karow, both of Faribault; numerous nieces and nephews; three godchildren, Jamie (and Mark) Schultz, Jody Karow and Taya Thibodeau.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Walter; one brother, Leonard Greer and two brothers in law, George Karow, Jr. and Herbert (and Percine) Karow and one sister in law, Margaret (and Francis) McDonald.
Memorial gifts may be directed to Bethlehem Academy, Faribault or St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Shieldsville.
All the cookouts at the farm in Walcott Co. Tina always made the best salads and hotdishes. She always made you feel like someone special. She tried to make everyone feel at home. Always helped when she could. She will be missed
I haven't known Helena very long, but she was very pleasent to talk with. I saw her quite alot at the Senior Center's front desk or in the dining room. My prayers go out to the family. She will be missed. Mary Neikirk