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Helen C. Waldow, 85

Helen Cornell Waldow, age 85, of Hastings, died Monday, Nov. 11 at her residence.

Helen was born Dec. 11, 1927, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Clarence and Henrietta (Oldenkamp) Gelder.

She was a graduate of Farmington High School and received her nursing degree from Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Helen married Richard Waldow on April 24, 1953, in Minneapolis, and worked as a Registered Nurse at Regina Hospital from 1953-1990. She was former president of the Regina Hospital Auxiliary, former treasurer for Al-Anon, worked with the Red Cross Blood Drives, and was an active volunteer with her church and the entire community.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Richard; brother Clarence Gelder; and sister Catherine George.

Helen is survived by her sister June Reinfeld of Denver, Colo.; and seven nephews.

The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Jonathan Zimpelmann will be held 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at St. John's Ev. Lutheran Church, 202 W. 8th St., Hastings. Visitation will be held at the church two hours prior to the service. Interment will be held at St. John's Cemetery-Rich Valley in Rosemount, Minn.

Pallbearers are James, Stephen, Brian, Tom, John, and Dan Ameluxen.

Memorials are preferred to the Regina Hospital Auxiliary.

Arrangements were handled by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419.

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