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Helen Granger

January 16, 1928 — January 7, 2014

Helen Arelette Granger passed away at Fairview Lakes Medical Center, Wyoming, MN from the effects of a broken hip, at the age of 85 on January 7, 2014. Helen was born in Wilton, MN, on January 16, 1928. She married Melvin R. Johnson in Sept, 1946, and together they had two children, Linda and Steven. Melvin passed away in Nov 2003, leaving Helen alone in Duluth, MN. In June 2005, she met Duane "Jim" Granger and on Oct 21, 2005 they married and she moved to the farm in Pine City, MN. Helen really enjoyed the modern style farm life. She enjoyed spending hours taking care of her many flowers, watching the farm animals, especially her dogs, reading and writing notes and letters to her family and friends, and taking care of Jim. She truly loved to meet people and would seek them out if they shied away. She was always on the positive side of life and brought joy wherever she went. She had a strong faith in God and believed God would guide her through troubled times. Helen was a member of Northern City Baptist Church of Duluth and was a Sunday school teacher, Vacation Bible school teacher and loved teaching the children of the church. Helen was involved with the government food shelf at the church and was always willing to help. She will be missed by all her friends she has made during her life on earth. Preceded in death by her husband Melvin, Son Steven and Daughter Linda. Survived by her Husband Jim, her step-sons Duane (Julie), Prior Lake, MN; David (Joann), Pine City, MN; Bruce (Katherine), Buffalo, MN; Step-Daughters, Colleen Engman, Fertile, MN; Patricia McLaughlin, St Louis Park, MN and numerous others from the Granger Clan; Sister-in-law, Marion Ricard (Ron)of Duluth; daughter-in-law Karen Johnson, Burnsville, MN; grandsons Jeffery Johnson, Burnsville, MN, Kevin Johnson, Duluth, MN, James Crigler Jr (Marci) Elko, NV, Brian Crigler (Felicia), Flora, MS; great-grand-children Alysa and Winter. Visitation from noon until the 1PM Funeral Service Friday, January 17, 2014 at Northern City Baptist Church, 4615 W. Arrowhead Rd. Burial at Oneota Cemetery. Memorials to Northern City Baptist Church would be appreciated. To sign the guestbook on-line, visit Arrangements by Williams Lobermeier Boettcher Funeral Home.

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