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Helen Catherine (Garvin) Nett, passed away peacefully at her home amongst family on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Her spirit is now with the Lord our God.
The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary was said before a Private Funeral Mass for family to Celebrate Helen’s Life. Both were held at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Mankato on Friday, May 14, 2021. Interment was in Calvary Cemetery, Mankato. Memorials may be directed to SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Mayo Clinic Hospice, or MCCL. Northview – North Mankato Mortuary was in charge of arrangements.
Helen was the youngest child born to Michael and Mary Jane (Murray) Garvin in Sioux City, Iowa on October 5, 1930. She married Henry Nett on August 16, 1952, in Tracy, Minnesota.
She lived her life with great devotion to and a never-ending love of God and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Daily prayer was an important part of her life. Helen will be remembered for her deep faith and devotion to her family, also for her famous homemade chocolate cake. (She made a chocolate cake almost every day when their children were growing up, but especially for Papa Hank’s sweet tooth.)
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Henry in 2007; parents; and her siblings, Cyril, Gerald, LeRoyce Jepsen, Joseph, Eileen Johnson, and Kevin.
Helen is survived by her children, Brad (Mary), Brian, Craig (Marilứ), Mary Jane (Peter) Thompson, Patrice (Bill) Thompson, Kristin, David (Kristi), Andrea (Ted) Wondra, Paul (Kristin), and Michael (Kristi); her grandchildren include, Therese, Thomas, Regina, Luke, Trina, Arlen, Andrea, Kristen, Emily, Lindsey, Nicholas, Katherine, Matthew, Katrina, Hilary, Jacob, Danielle, Elizabeth, Victoria, Michael, Annika, Natasha, and Alex, and their significant others as well as many great-grandchildren whom she cherished – even those unborn. She is also survived by her beloved sister, Leone Rose Norton; many nieces and nephews; and special friends of the family, Mark Hamann and Jessie Frette whom she loved as her own.
Helen was a member of SS. Peter and Paul parish and the Legion of Mary. She was proud to support her church, Birthright, Wounded Warrior Project, the Salvation Army, and Minnesota Citizens Concerned for Life (MCCL).
A special thank you to Hospice Care, Jason T. Skinner, DDS – and all those who supported and prayed with us during our Mother’s time of need.
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