Helen M. Buerkle

June 27, 1930-March 30, 2021

Helen M. Buerkle, age 90, of Fairfax, MN passed away Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at the Courage Cottage in Morris, MN.

Private Family Memorial Service was held Monday, April 5, 2021, at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax with interment in the church cemetery.

Helen Marie Buerkle was born on June 27, 1930, in Cleveland, MN. She was the daughter of Henry and Wealthy (Sapp) Baer. Helen was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth. She received her education in Cleveland, MN and graduated with honors from the Cleveland High School Class of 1948. She furthered her education at Mankato State University, earning her degree in Elementary Education and Art.

On August 1, 1953, Helen was united in marriage to Raymond Buerkle at St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Fairfax. They were blessed with two daughters, Rebecca Ann and Jayne Lanette. She taught elementary education and art for 34 years in Franklin, MN. Helen and Raymond shared 60 years of marriage when he passed away on December 27, 2013.

Helen enjoyed gardening, fishing, art, and classic car shows with her husband. They also attended many auctions. She loved to drive her car. After retirement she was a care giver for Raymond for 11 years until he went into the nursing home.

When she needed assistance with her daily care, Helen became a resident of the Courage Cottage in Morris.

Helen is survived by her children, Rebecca Olson and her husband, Tom of Fairfax, MN, and Jayne Ruschmeyer and her husband, Ralph of Buffalo Lake, MN; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Ronald and Celeste Baer of CT; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Wealthy Baer; husband, Raymond Buerkle; sisters, Margaerite, Mary Joan and Betty.

Arrangements by Hauser-Hantge Funeral Chapel in Fairfax, MN. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.hantge.com.


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