September 6, 1920 ~ April 14, 2011
Helen M. Sapa, 90, Fargo passed away Thursday, April 14 at Elim Care and Rehab Center, Fargo.
Helen Margaret Silseth was born September 6, 1920, in St. Paul, MN, to Arthur Francis and Helen Cecelia (Ryan) Silseth. She grew up on a farm near Rutland, ND, and attended school there. She graduated from Havanna, ND, High School. She married Joseph Ambrose Sapa on August 7, 1940, in Havanna. They lived on the Leo Sapa farm in Cayuga, and in Rutland after Joe was discharged from military service. They moved to Fargo in 1958, and have lived here since. Mr. Sapa passed away in 1982.
Helen was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary in Rutland for 62 years. She was also a member of Catholic Daughters of America. Helen was a very active member of St. Mary's Cathedral, the CFM and Women's Guild and enjoyed doing volunteer work for the church.
She is survived by three children, Margaret Hartze, Fargo, Jean (Dave) Seifert, Fargo, and Jerry Sapa, Rutland, sister, Marguerite (Cod) Hewitt, Fargo, brother, Arthur "Rusty" Silseth, Becker MN, 13 grandchildren, and 21 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, children, Joe Arthur, Alacoque Gibb, Mary Helen Konewko, two infant sons, and an infant daughter.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Hospice of the Red River Valley and/or Fargo Catholic Schools.