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“Carol and Gwen, So sorry to hear of your loss. I remember how my mom and dad enjoyed your parents. They were among the special people who wove the...Read More »
1 of 8 | Posted by: Carole S. Olson

“Helen was a fine lady. Talked with her several times since I moved back to BE. Sorry to hear of her passing. Carol - I still have a picture of...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Gary D. Olsen - Blue Earth, MN

“My sympathy goes to the family of Helen. She was such a wonderful person to visit with and talk to about life in general. She had so many experiences...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Steinhauer - Blue Earth, MN

“im going to miss u helen. even tho i was just getting to know you. im going ot miss you very much. i work with helen for about a month. she was a...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: teresa baumann - blue earth, MN

“I've been thinking back these last couple days about your mom and some memories with you Gwen. What a nice person you were in school, as my friend,...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: karen hamre bleess - blue earth, MN

“I would like to send my condolences on the death of your mother. I knew Helen from my teenage years at St.Paul Lutheran Church. I remember her...Read More »
6 of 8 | Posted by: Karen (Krieger) Gossen Blue Earth

“I had the pleasure of getting to know Helen when I worked at Mary's Hallmark and she was one of our customers. Loved visiting with her. My sympathy...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Louise Martig - Blue Earth, MN

“To Helen's family: I wish to send my condolences on the death of your mother. I knew Helen thru church, and have missed seeing her smiling...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Roxanne Rajewsky - Blue Earth, MN

HELEN MARY EIDE, age 97, of Blue Earth, died Thursday, September 13, 2012, at St. Luke's Lutheran Care Center. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 17, 2012, at 1:00 PM, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Blue Earth, with Rev. Wesley Hafner officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 5-7:00 PM Sunday, September 16, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church 305 East 5th Street in Blue Earth, and one hour prior to the service at the church. Web tributes may be left at She was born May 02, 1915, at Canistota, SD, the daughter of Edward and Mary (Labien) Kostboth. She graduated from Canistota High School and earned a Teaching Certificate from Brookings State College. She married Ole E. Eide October 6, 1940, at Canistota, SD. She taught school in South Dakota, owned and operated a Dairy Queen and Dairy Freeze for many years with her husband. She was a member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, various bridge clubs; she loved crocheting, baking, cooking, reading, playing golf, watching the Vikings, and the Twins. She is survived by her daughter, Gwen Bruns of Maple Grove, her daughter, Carol Lerfald of Maple Grove, her sister, Eileen Rabon of Miami, FL, her sister-in-law, Lila Kostboth of Canistota, 4 grandchildren, and 2 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Ole in 1999, parents, 2 brothers, sister, and son-in-law Robert.