November 13, 1923 - August 8, 2014


Funeral services will be 10:30 on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, Sauk Rapids for Marie M. Helmin, 90 of Sauk Rapids who passed away at Country Manor Healthcare Center in Sartell on Friday. Rev. Al Stangl will officiate and burial will be with full military honors at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Friends and relatives may call from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday evening at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and also one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Wednesday.
Marie was born on November 13, 1923 in St. Cloud to Robert and Pearl (Wiggins) Patton. She married Daniel H. Helmin in Gilman in 1953. Marie has lived in the Sauk Rapids area for 18 years, previously living in Foley. She was a bailiff at the Benton County Sherriff’s Department. Marie served her country in the United States Navy. She enjoyed flower gardening, fishing and playing bingo. Marie was a fun loving, good hearted woman. Her family was very important to her.

Survivors include her sons, Gary (Jody) Helmin of Burnsville and Larry (Nancy) Helmin of Sauk Rapids; grandson, Eric (Scarlett Larson) of Minneapolis and brother and sisters Charles Patton of Rogers, Leona (Merle) Wolhart of CA and Rosemary (George) Hoelzel of CA. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband in 1974; infant daughter, Jennifer; granddaughter, Katie; 6 brothers and 1 sister.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at Country Manor, for their excellent care given to Marie.