Helen died on Saturday, August 16, 2003, at the Hillsboro Medical Center
Nursing Home at the age of 91.
Helen Ydstie was born on December 30, 1911, the daughter of John and Nina (Halvorson) Ydstie, in Eldorado Township, North Dakota. She was baptized at St. Olaf Lutheran Church near Hillsboro on February 25, 1912, and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Hillsboro on November 1, 1925. Helen graduated from Hillsboro High School on May 30, 1929. After her schooling, Helen was united in marriage to Joseph Gadberry on November 17, 1935, in Sparks, Nevada. They made their home near Hillsboro where they farmed for many years. Helen was an active partner of the farm as she worked side by side with Joe with the crops and livestock. Their farm was very diversified as they raised wheat, barley, corn, soybeans, beef cattle, sheep and hogs. There was always plenty of work to go around to keep Helen busy. Helen and Joe enjoyed 32 years of marriage until he passed away on July 3, 1967. Helen then began working for Olsen Hardware in Hillsboro and continued for many years. She also kept very active in Homemakers Club as well as serving Our Savior’s Lutheran Church as a Sunday School Teacher, member of the Ladies Aid, and a member of many Bible Studies. Helen was a loyal Concordia College supporter and has been a C-400 member for many years. She became a resident of the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home on April 24, 1995, and enjoyed participating in numerous activities there.
Helen is survived by her sons, Ron (Carolyn) Gadberry of Hillsboro, North
Dakota; and Dr. Joseph (Betty) Gadberry of Overland Park, Kansas; grandchildren, Barbara (Tom) Reinan; Dean Gadberry; Jon (Jana) Gadberry;
Mark (Shelly) Gadberry; Karen (Brady) Roehl; and Brett Gadberry; and 10 great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters, Viola (Murl)
Anderson of Moorhead, Minnesota; and Norma (Jerry) Lincoln of West Fargo, North Dakota; her brother, Kenneth Ydstie of West Des Moines, Iowa; and her sisters-in-law, Lois Ydstie of Minot, North Dakota; and Eunice Ydstie of Hillsboro.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Joseph; and her
brothers, Rev. Ervin, Norval, Herbert, Harlum, and OrlinYdstie.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to Concordia College,
Hillsboro Nursing Home, or the Chime Fund at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.
FUNERAL: 10:30 Wednesday, August 20, 2003 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church,
VISITATION: 6-8 PM Tuesday with a prayer service at 7PM in Wildeman Funeral
BURIAL: Riverside Cemetery, Hillsboro
Online guest book at www.boulgerfuneralhome.com