September 9, 1929 ~ January 23, 2011
Helen Hauer, 81, Fargo, passed away Sunday, January 23, 2011 at Manor Care in Fargo.
Helen Dorothy Bruse was born in Marion, ND. She was the first born of 7 children to Henry and Lucy (Cornelius) Bruse on September 9, 1929. She attended school in Marion and remained in the area until moving to Fargo.
Helen was married to Dale Edward Davis on March 17, 1953. They lived in Fargo and 7 children came from this union. Dale passed away June 6, 1981.
Helen was very active within the Salvation Army church. She donated countless hours serving meals, visiting the sick and homebound, and making craft items for bazaars. She was a long time member of the Ladies Home League. Through her service work with the Salvation Army she met and married Milton Hauer on June 9, 1985. They remained very active in volunteer work with the church. Milton passed away August 26, 2001. Helen continued to spend time with her family and church. She enjoyed knitting, word search puzzles, Teddy Bears and crafts. Helen went to be with the Lord January 23, 2011 after a courageous battle with cancer.
She is survived by 6 daughters, Peggy (Jim) Gruenberg, Paulette Stone, Marsha Maxwell, Susan (Paul) Marshall, Debbie (Jerry) Beckett, Pamela (Hugo) Boj-Rivas; 2 sisters, Luverne Pearson, Mabel Verlinden; 3 brothers, Rueben Bruse, Harvey (Kathy) Bruse, Terry Bruse; 18 grandchildren, and several great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands; son, Lonnie Davis; brother, Clarence Bruse; her parents; and son-in-law, Harlan Stone.
Helen's family would like to thank Caroline Kraning, Collette Brown- Carter and Carol VavRosky for all the special care they gave Helen.