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Helen Guge

Jul 17, 2008

ESTHERVILLE – Funeral services for Helen Guge, 91, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 18, 2008, at First Presbyterian Church in Estherville with Pastor Mark Gabbard officiating. Visitation will be 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at Union State Line Lutheran Cemetery in Petersburg, Minn.

She died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at the Good Samaritan Center in Estherville.

Helen (George) Guge, the daughter of Harry and Viola (Baker) George, was born Nov. 25, 1916, in Coon Rapids. She graduated from North Superior Consolidated School.

On March 27, 1936, Helen was united in marriage to Myron Guge in Estherville. Following their marriage, the couple began farming on a farm southwest of Jackson, Minn., and then moved to the home farm northwest of Estherville, which they purchased in 1944. Helen enjoyed helping with the farming as well as preparing meals for farm workers and rearing three boys. The couple retired from farming in 1981. In 1988, Helen and Myron moved into Estherville. She entered the Good Samaritan Center in January of 2007.

Helen was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a long-time member of “Stic-Tu-It” neighborhood club. She enjoyed keeping a large garden and canning the produce.

Left to cherish Helen’s memory are her children, Gary Guge and his wife, Barbara, of Logan, Dale Guge and his wife, Theresa, of Sioux City and Mark Guge and his wife, Norma, of Estherville; grandchildren, Kimberly Nunez and her husband, Tony, of Mondamin, Wendy Clark of Ankeny, Jeff Guge and his wife, Rhonda, of Omaha, Neb., Sara More and her husband, Mark, of Estherville and Erin Guge of Ankeny; great-grandchildren, A.J. and Alivia and Keenan Nunez of Mondamin, Hannah Clark of Ankeny, Megan Bales and her husband, Gerry, of Virginia Beach, Va., Dillion and Druin Guge of Omaha, Madison and Logan More of Estherville and Camden McKenney of Ankeny; great-great-grandchildren, Austen and Makennah Bales of Virginia Beach, Va.; and sister, Virginia Stanwick, of Estherville.

She was preceded in death by her husband on March 27, 2001, on their 65th wedding anniversary; her parents; one brother; and three sisters.

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