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Helen M. Oachs, age 97, of Mankato, died on Thursday, December 10, 2020 at Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center in Mankato.
Private family services will be held at the Mankato Mortuary. Please visit www.mankatomortuary.com to share a memory of Helen with her family. Private family interment will be at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Good Thunder.
Helen Martha, the daughter of Carl and Emma (Wigelt) Pasbrig, was born on February 14, 1923 in Lyra Township. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Good Thunder. In 1941, she married Mert Kopischke in Good Thunder and he preceded her in death in 1963. Helen and Mert moved to Mankato in 1947 and raised two children, Sandra and Jim. In 1984, she married Larry Oachs and he preceded her in death in 1998. She worked many years for Tempo and Woolworths. She was also previously employed at the Mankato Clinic Health System in Mankato and Oaklawn Rehabilitation Center since 2000. Helen enjoyed fishing on Leech Lake, sewing, playing Pfeffer, dancing, cooking, spending time with her family, and she was an avid Minnesota Twins fan until her passing.
She is survived by her children, Sandra (James) Dorn and Jim Kopischke; grandchildren, Jodie (Dave) Fenner, Mike (Sherri) Dorn, and Cliff Kopischke; 7 great grandchildren; and 9 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mert Kospischke; husband, Larry Oachs; granddaughter, Julie Bayer and her husband, Jerry Bayer; 5 brothers; and 4 sisters.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to VINE Faith in Action of Mankato.
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