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Helena Kriens

September 08, 1934 - February 12, 2011


4-7:00 P.M. Monday, February 14 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo with a Rosary at 5:00 P.M.

9:30-10:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 15 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Monday, February 14 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo.

Funeral Service:

Memorial Mass: 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, February 15 in Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, West Fargo.


St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Dell Rapids, SD.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Helena Kriens

September 08, 1934 - February 12, 2011


Helena Kriens, 76, Fargo, passed away on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at ManorCare, Fargo.

Helena Kriens was born September 8, 1934 to Nicholas H. and Catherine A. (Herwith) VanDam in Dell Rapids, SD.  She grew up in the Dell Rapids area and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School in Dell Rapids.  She married Clarence (Tim) Kriens on February 11, 1953 in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Dell Rapids, SD.  They lived and farmed in the Dell Rapids area until 1960 when they moved into Dell Rapids.  They moved to Sioux Falls in 1986 and her husband died in 1992.  She moved to Fargo, ND in 1994.

Helena is survived by her children: Catherine Elizabeth (Tony) Jorgensen, Sioux Falls, SD, Carol Mae (Tom) Anderson, Dubuque, IA, Connie Ann (Larry) Nelson, Sgt. Bluff, IA and John Clarence (Rose) Kriens, Omaha, NE; 8 grandchildren: Casey(Shawn) Jorgensen, April Jorgensen, Ryan (Holly) Anderson, Jill Anderson, Matthew (Cyndi) Nelson, Jonathan Nelson, Kristi (Steve) Dabkowski and  Jenny Kriens; 6 great grandchildren Ashtyn and Devin Anderson, Makenna and Parker Nelson, and Lukas and Roslyn Dabkowski, sister, Ethel Ossefort, Luverne, MN, two brothers; Nicholas (JoAnn) VanDam, Dell Rapids, SD and Joseph Van Dam, Dell Rapids, SD; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.

Helena was preceded in death by her husband Clarence (Tim); a daughter Christine Maria; and a brother Gerald Van Dam.

Memorials are preferred to Hospice of the Red River Valley.


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  1. Steven Sittig says:

    Rochester MN
    To Cathy and the entire Kriens family,
    I was so sorry to see of the passing of Helena. May you find peace in the coming days.

  2. Joan Laber says:

    West Fargo North Dakota
    The family of Helena Kriens:

    I want to express my deepest sympathy to you the family in the loss of your Mother, Grandmother. I worked Lenten Luncheons with your Mother at Blessed Sacrament and enjoyed her enthusiam in what ever she embarked on. God Bless you all and my you find many comforts in memories she has left you with.

  3. Gary & Glenda Nelson says:

    Lincoln, NE 68510 Dear Helena Kriens, Connie and Larry Nelson and the entire Kriens family

    I wanted you to know we are thinking of you today and in the coming weeks. Our prayers of strength and his holy embrace to be with you. We are sorry we can’t be with you today but our thoughts are. Please let us know how we can assist you in the coming weeks. May God bless you and keep you at this difficult time.

    Gary Nelson

  4. Ruth Asmus says:

    Fargo ND
    I have lost a “good” friends with Helena’s passing but having visited all these years with her even before she knew she had cancer, I know she was ready to meet her Maker and now is free from pain and at last at peace. I will always remember how she stayed with me and helped make phone calls with my family the night my husband died. I will never forget Helena.

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