March 5, 1915 - June 26, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake for Helen Henry who died Friday at St. Benedict’s Nursing Home in St. Cloud. The Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate with burial at the Becker Cemetery in Becker. Friends and relatives may call from 4-8PM Monday at the Williams Dingmann Funeral Home in Clear Lake and 1 hour prior to services on Tuesday at St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake. Parish prayers will be 5:00 pm Monday at the funeral home. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Clear Lake.

Helen was born in St. Cloud to George & Mary (Dahinden)Kiffmeyer. She and her family moved to Clear Lake at the age of 4. She worked in Minneapolis for 13 years. She married Newell Alfred Henry on December 29, 1956 in Minneapolis and had lived in Clear Lake until 2007 when she moved to Shepherd of Grace in Becker. She was an active member and volunteer with the Senior Citizens and Meals on Wheels. Helen enjoyed gardening, sewing, puzzles, playing cards and bingo. She enjoyed spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. She also enjoyed family gatherings and travelling. Helen was a member of St. Marcus Catholic Church in Clear Lake where she was a member of the Christian Mothers.

Survivors include her children, James (Colleen ‘Connie’) of St. Cloud; Colleen (William) Kiffmeyer of Clear Lake; daughter-in-law, Darlene Henry of Delano and son-in-law, Richard Ellison of Minneapolis; 8 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Newell in 2004, son, Allen in 2007 and daughter, Kathy Ellison in 2012, granddaughter, Dawn Massmann in 2007, brothers, Ernest, Harold, Clarence, Robert, and sister, Louise Hemmelgarn.