Born: April 01, 1928
Died: November 15, 2011
Helen Bock, 83, passed away on November 15, 2011 at the Cuyuna Care Center, in Crosby. Helen was born on April 1, 1928 in Henning to Francis and Emma (Thiede) Hendricks. Helen married Lawrence Bock on September 11, 1947 in Motley, MN. Helen was a loving wife and the mother of ten children, her family was her life! She loved to sew and in the early days she sewed many of her children’s clothes. In later years, she made quilts for her children, children-in-law, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great grandchildren. She loved to spend time outdoors in her flower and vegetable gardens and canned produce for her large family. Helen loved to fish, hunt and camp with her family. Helen spent many hours dancing and playing cards. She was a member of Margaret Mary Guild of St. Francis Church.
Helen is survived by her sons; Dennis (Rhonda), Gerald (Cindy), and Brian (Terry), all of Brainerd, daughters; Diane (Dennis) Zilmer of Fergus Falls, Arlene ( Patrick) Jackson , Cathy (Gary) Bourassa , Janet( Gary) Thompson , Joanne (Paul) Bible , Brenda (John) Mogensen , and daughter-in-law Sue Bock, all of Brainerd, 32 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 16 great- grandchildren, 5 step great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren. Her sisters; Florence( John) Nelson & Martha Killian, brothers; Harvey, Bernard, Art ( Margaret), and Donald ( Darlene).
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband; Lawrence, son; Gary Bock, and her brothers; Robert and Herbert .
Mass of Christian burial will be at 1:00pm, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at St. Francis Catholic Church of
Brainerd. Visitation will be Friday, November 18, 2011 from 4:00-7:00pm at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:45pm, and one hour prior to the mass Saturday at the church. Burial will be at Oak Grove Cemetery.