Helen Klundt


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Posted Online: March 07, 2014, 5:11 pm
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Helen L. Klundt, 86, of Orion, passed away Thursday, March 6, 2014, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo.
Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, March 10, at Augustana Lutheran Church, 628 6th St., Andover. Visitation will be 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, March 9, at Kirk, Huggins & Esterdahl Funeral Home, 1301 4th St., Orion. Burial will be at Western Township Cemetery. Memorials may be made to Augustana Lutheran Church.
Helen was born Oct. 22, 1927, in Lynn Center, daughter of Victor and Esther Fransene Carlson. Helen graduated from Orion High School and attended Western Illinois University. She taught grade school at Harmony School in rural Lynn Center. She was united in marriage to Edward A. Klundt on Oct. 10, 1948, in Andover, and he preceded her in death on Oct. 31, 1994. She was a homemaker and helped her family on the farm.
Helen was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church in Andover and a women's church circle. She loved her family and her church. Helen especially enjoyed cooking, baking and her extensive collection of cookbooks.
Survivors include her sons, Steven Klundt, Orion, Roger (Rita) Klundt, Pekin; three stepgrandchildren; and eight stepgreat-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband; one sister, Dorothy Wainwright; and three brothers, Franklin, Leslie, Russell.
The family wishes to acknowledge the wonderful care given to Helen by the staff at Hillcrest Home and Hospice Compassus.
Online condolences may be left for her family by visiting esterdahl.com.














 



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