Helen Oquist, 1935-2019

Published 1:00 am Tuesday, February 26, 2019

A memorial gathering for Helen E. Oquist of Albert Lea will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the Bonnerup Funeral Service chapel in Albert Lea.

Helen Oquist

Helen died Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, at Good Samaritan Society of Albert Lea. She was 84.

Helen was born Jan. 2, 1935, in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, the daughter of Jim and Ella (Pitzner) Hall. Helen had been employed for many years at the Albert Lea Land O’Lakes.

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She enjoyed hardanger at First Lutheran Church, knitting, cross stitch and working crossword puzzles, camping and traveling to Texas in the winter.

Helen is survived by her sons Toby (Julie) Oquist of Ellendale and Tracy (Rhonda) Oquist of Clarks Grove; grandchildren Morgan, Otto, Atom, Tanner and Erica; great-grandchildren Axl and Ella; and two sisters-in-law, Donna Hall of Delavan and Pat Hall of Albert Lea.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, David; and brothers Wally, Arnie and Alvin.