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Helen Grad

May 13, 2011

Funeral services were held Tuesday, May 10, 2011, at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Selz, for Helen C. Grad, 78, of Harvey, who died Friday, May 6 at St. Aloisius Nursing Home in Harvey.

Burial was in the church cemetery.

Helen was born Oct. 5, 1932, on the family farm near Fulda, a daughter of Sigmund and Katherine (Jaeger) Schneibel. She attended rural school through the eighth grade. Later in life, she received her graduation equivalence diploma (GED). She married Peter Grad Nov. 17, 1952, in Fulda. They moved to the Grad family farm near Selz. She assisted on the farm, and also worked at the Eagles Club, Pioneer Store, Lowe’s Greenhouse, and St. Aloisius Medical Center, all in Harvey. Peter died Aug. 13, 1997.

She was a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church, Christian Mothers, Altar Society, and the Wells Eagles and VFW Auxiliaries in Harvey.

She is survived by four sons, Robert, Maddock, Bruce, Westminster, Colo., Gerard, Harvey, and Clifford, Dickinson; three daughters, Jane Rademacher, Underwood, Nancy Hansen, Fargo, and Helen Hauser, Maple Grove, Minn.; eight grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; six step-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Louis Schneibel, Littleton, Colo., and Leonard Schneibel, Harvey; and four sisters, Elizabeth Marquart, Minot, Rebecca Cusey, Grand Rapids, Minn., Pauline Weiland, Beresford, S.D., and Barbara Schafer, Lewistown, Mont.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; grandson, Tommy Grad; six brothers, Sigmund, Anthony, Joseph, August, Leo, and Maurus; and two sisters, Mary Schneibel and Eleanor Neiss.

Arrangements by Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey.

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