Emily M. Helmer, 87 of Lidgerwood, ND passed away Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. Funeral service will be Saturday, April 28, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood, ND with Rev. Joseph Crosswhite officiating and burial will be at Holy Cross Cemetery, Lidgerwood. Visitation will be Friday, April 27, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Frank Family Funeral Home, Lidgerwood. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are: Leon Helmer, Marlin Helmer, Lyle Willprecht, Jr., Todd Willprecht, LaVerne Honl, Keith Storbakken & Herb Budack. Special music by Curt Brownlee.
Emily (Willprecht) Helmer was born September 27, 1924 in rural Lidgerwood, ND, the daughter of Emil & Mary Willprecht. She was baptized on October 26, 1924 at Immanuel Lutheran Church by Rev. Cloeter and confirmed in May 1938 at Havana Lutheran church by Rev. Bierwagen. She graduated from Forman High School in 1942. On April 17, 1953 she was united in marriage to Alvin Helmer at Holy Cross Lutheran Church. She worked for Ivadell’s Café, Red Owl and First National Bank for 28 years. She was active in her circle at Holy Cross Lutheran Church and enjoyed quilting at the church. She enjoyed watching the Twins, NDSU football & basketball.
Emily is survived by her son: Scott Helmer, Fargo, ND; brothers: Virgil (Emmy) Willprecht, Arden Hills, MN, Harvey (Eileen) Willprecht, Willmar, MN and Lyle (Leona) Willprecht, Lidgerwood, ND; sister: Marion Bohn, Sisseton, SD and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Alvin; her parents: Emil & Mary; an infant son and five brothers: Darrel (Pete), Wayne, John, Ernie and Kenneth (Shorty).