April 21, 1934 ~ June 4, 2018
Marlys Hellem, 84, Moorhead, MN passed away on Monday, June 4, 2018 at Lilac Homes surrounded by her family, care providers of Lilac, and Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Marlys was born April 21, 1934 in Twin Valley, MN, daughter of Clarence and Myrtle Bjerke. She attended school in Twin Valley and graduated in 1952. She moved to Fargo after graduation. On April 30, 1954 she was united in marriage to Robert Hellem. They lived in Fargo and later moved to Moorhead. Throughout the years she worked for Fargo Glass & Paint, NDSU, Neuropsychiatric Institute, and Meritcare. After retirement, Robert and Marlys enjoyed their winters in Arizona. She was a member of The Lutheran Church of Christ the King and loved music and traveling.
Marlys is survived by her children, Scott Hellem, Moorhead, Mark (Shirley) Hellem, St. Paul, MN, and Karen Hellem, Moorhead; grandsons, Anders (Megan) Hellem, Minnetonka, MN and Nick (Kelsey) Hellem, White Bear Lake, MN; sisters, Lois Lease, San Jose, CA and Wanda Wright, Jamestown, ND, and her nieces and nephew. She is preceded in death by her husband, infant son Ryan, and parents.
The family would like to express a very special thank you to Lilac Homes and Hospice for their wonderful care and compassion.