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Helen Mitzel

July 05, 1921 - January 13, 2015


9-10:00 A.M. Friday, January 16, 2015 St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.

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Funeral Mass: 10:00 A.M. Friday, January 16, 2015 at St. Mary's Cathedral, Fargo.


Holy Cross Cemetery North, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Helen Mitzel

July 05, 1921 - January 13, 2015


Helen Mitzel, 93, Fargo passed away Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at Villa Maria Nursing Home with her family by her side.

Helen was born July 5, 1921 in rural Zeeland, ND in Macintosh County to Jacob and Magdelina (Keller) Jangula. After she finished her schooling, she remained to help at home. She married John Anton Mitzel on January 11, 1942 at St. Andrew’s Church in Zeeland, ND. They lived in Strasburg, ND for a couple of years before moving to Zeeland, ND where they farmed. In 1967 they moved to Fargo, ND. Helen worked at Fargo North High School for 11 years. John passed away on December 30, 1996.

Helen was a member of the Catholic Daughters and St. Mary’s Cathedral. She enjoyed dancing, gardening and flowers and was known as an excellent cook and baker.

She is survived by her children, Milt (Maggie) Mitzel, Fargo, ND and Mary Ann (Cliff) Ball, Tucson, AZ; sister, Elizabeth Feist, Bloomington, MN; 5 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, John, children, John and Dolores, and 12 siblings.


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11 responses to “Helen Mitzel”

  1. Michael M. Miller says:

    Fargo ND

    I was deeply saddened to learn of the passing of such a wonderful woman, Helen (Jangula) Mitzel. She was truly a saint on earth and is now an Angel in Heaven. Helen was so faithful as a Catholic and so kind and giving.

    Helen learned at home from her German-Russian parents of her wonderful cooking and recipes as well as her hard work effort.

    Helen was very special to me.;

  2. Simon Mitzel Family says:

    Bismarck North DakotaDear Milt ,Mary Ann & Families

    We are sorry to hear about Aunt Helen’s passing. She was a great lady who will be missed by everyone.
    We know she is walking hand in hand with our Lord, wearing her beautiful smile.
    Peace be with you and God bless you all! ;

  3. Harvey Taylor says:

    Fargo ND

    My Sympathies to Milt & Family over Helens’ passing.;

  4. Darrold and Alice Engel says:

    West Fargo ND

    We are sorry for your loss, Milt and Maggie.;

  5. Mary Fetch says:

    Bismarck ND

    Dear Milt and Mary,
    I am so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. She was an amazing lady. I have so many fond memories of her and her sisters. Those girls would have such fun together. Shopping, playing cards and trading recipes. Dorothy and Anna are waiting for her in heaven.

  6. Helen Wickenheiser says:

    Natchitoches LaDear family of Helen, I send my most sincere sympathy, love and prayers to each of you. Your mother was a good friend, a very lovely lady! May your memories ease your pain! My health,too, is failing and I have not been able to keep in touch with my friends. With sympathy, Helen Wickenheiser;

  7. Bettina Seelig says:

    Fargo ND

    hugs to you Annette. I’m thinking of you and your family. ;

  8. Msgr. Daniel Pilon says:

    Mayville ND


    I just saw in the Forum that your mother died. I offer you my sympathy and prayers her as well as you and your family.

    Dan Pilon;

  9. Sally Feist and Jerry Feist says:

    Mercedes, TexasSorry to hear about the loss of Aunt Helen. Our prayers are with you and your family.
    Sally and Jerry;

  10. Jim and Sherrie Nosal says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this difficult time;

  11. Mary Jo Zacher says:

    Peoria ILDear Milt and Mary Ann,
    Please accept my heart-felt prayers for you and for the soul of your beloved mother. Sweet Helen will always hold a very special place in my heart. I have many, many fond memories of her…. especially her joy when I asked her to be my Confirmation sponsor! I always enjoyed visiting her when I was in Fargo. May God bless her with eternal peace and JOY as He wraps her in His arms of love. May her reward be GREAT as Jesus promised all who are faithful to him. I will miss my Dear Helen, but am grateful that she is released into eternity with God whom she loved so deeply. May God comfort you this day and always. Mary Jo Zacher;

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