July 4, 1939 - January 23, 2018

 

A Celebration of Life and Friendship will be at a later date in Bayfield, Wisconsin for Helga Altena, age 78 of St. Cloud who died peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

Helga was born on July 4, 1939 in Prussisch, Holland to Robert and Gertrude (Kunkel) Fehlauer. She married her best friend, Rolf Altena on February 15, 1965 in New York City. The couple lived most of their married life in Glenville, Connecticut until 1997 when they moved to Bayfield, Wisconsin. In 2014 the couple made their last move to St. Cloud, Minnesota to be closer to family. She worked several jobs after immigrating to the US. Which included Braun Electric and Con Edison in New York, she was a stewardess on American Airlines, drove a rich lady across the country on HWY 66 and actually did some modeling for several clothing designers in New York. Helga enjoyed watching hockey especially her son and grandson play.

Helga is survived by her son, Eric of Rice; grandson, Braden of St. Cloud and her brother, Dirk Fehlauer of Hanover, Germany.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Rolf (March 3, 2015), her parents and her brother, Jorgen Fehlauer.