Published in the Pine City Pioneer Oct. 5, 2017
Helen Gruhlke formerly of West St. Paul, passed away Monday, Sept. 25, 2017, at Northern Pines Assisted Living in Pine City at the age of 80.
Helen Marie Gruhlke was born March 23, 1937, to David and Helen (Murphy) Meyer in St. Paul. In 1955, Helen graduated from West St. Paul High School. She was employed for many years for the Burlington Northern Railroad as a computer operator. A favorite hobby was creating/painting ceramics; she also enjoyed camping and spending time with family. After retirement, Helen traveled to Arizona and later moved to Florida. It was in the warm Florida climate where she made her home that she was the happiest.
Helen is survived by her children: Steven Gruhlke of Bloomer, Wisconsin, William (Rochelle) Gruhlke of Rock Creek and Elizabeth (Joel) Kalsbeck of Menomonie, Wisconsin; grandchildren: Chrystal, Jake, Cole, Michael, Travis, Carrie, Rachel and William; great-grandchildren: Sam, Scarlett, Isla, Ava, Harper, Zoey, Kylie, Ethan, Eliana, Carlee, Allison, Mike and Nathan; sister Judy Huelsman of Indialantic, Florida; many other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents David and Helen Meyer, son Kenneth and brother Jim Meyer.
Graveside services and burial for Helen are at 11 a.m. Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, at Riverview Cemetery in St. Paul. Following the burial a time for family and friends to gather will be held from 1-4 p.m. at Swanson Funeral Chapel, Pine City.
Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Helen Gruhlke are entrusted to: Funeral and Cremation Service of Pine City, Swanson Chapel; www.FuneralAndCremationService.com