January 26, 1918 - August 30, 2014


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 4, 2014, at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Helen Margaret Bursch, age 96, of Richfield and formerly of St. Cloud. Helen passed away at 'The Lodge' (hospice) in Elko, MN on Saturday, August 30, 2014. Reverend Al Stangl will officiate. Burial will take place in Calvary Cemetery in St. Cloud.

Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday and after 9:00 a.m. on Thursday all at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

Helen was born January 26, 1918, in Bovey, MN to Dr. Edward and Verena Seguin. She attended Eveleth Junior College. Helen moved to St. Cloud for her job, where she met and married George Joseph Bursch. Her life centered around her six children and her faith, praying for each one daily. She enjoyed occasional evenings out with the 'orchestra wives' and going to dances when George played percussion with the Al May band. More recently, she enjoyed playing 500 and winning spelling bees with new friends at Mainstreet Village in Richfield. She was a devoted Catholic and a longtime member of St. John Cantius Parish in St. Cloud.

Helen is survived by her children, George (Julie), Robert (Marlyce), Mary Hanlon, John (Bernice), Bonnie (Dirk) Megarry, and June (Brent) Thielen; grandchildren: Jamie (Kent) Klausing, Scott (Stephanie) Hanlon, Phillip Hanlon, Troy (Cheryl) Bursch, Jennie Bursch, Randy (Kim) Bursch, John (Angela) Bursch, Carrie (Daniel) Marcotte, Daniel (Ashlee) Bursch, Ali Megarry, Erin Megarry, Marat Thielen and Madina Thielen; thirteen, great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Flo Ostergaard and Bernice Weyrauch; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, George Joseph, grandchildren, Christopher Thomas and Paige Elizabeth; and her nine siblings, Edward, Armand, Arthur, Clarence, Verena, Evelyn, Delores, Hazel, and Alice.