Helen Tukua, 1946-2016

Published 9:00 am Sunday, January 1, 2017

Memorial services for Helen Tukua, 70, of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Jan. 7 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. John Holt will officiate. Friends may greet the family one hour prior to services at the funeral home. Online condolences are welcome at www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Helen died Sunday, Dec. 25, 2016, at Homestead Hospice in Owatonna.

Helen Tukua

Helen Tukua

Helen Joann Tukua was born Oct. 10, 1946, in Hartland, the daughter of Ellsworth and Janet (Marlin) Tukua. She grew up in Hartland and graduated from New Richland High School. Helen lived in Albert Lea and worked as a secretary for court services for 35 years, retiring in 2013; and was a member at First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea.

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Helen’s biggest passion in life was being a mother. She loved spending time with family and friends, dancing when she was younger and flowers, which would brighten the outside of her home each summer.

Helen is survived by her son, Mason Neste; brother, Lowell (Deborah) Tukua; sister, Kathy Huntington; and several nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceeded in death by her parents and sister, RuthAnn Langlie.