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October 11, 1920 - February 17, 2013

Helen Marie McCabe, 92, of Caledonia, died peacefully, surrounded by her family on Sunday, February 17, 2013 at Caledonia Care and Rehab.

She was born October 11, 1920, in Caledonia, to Anton and Anna (Schwebach) Ernster. Helen married William McCabe on Nov. 12, 1941 at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Caledonia. He preceded her in death on May 7, 1989.

Helen enjoyed playing cards and golf. But most of all she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Helen was a wonderful mother who taught us so many things we will always cherish and remember. She was a member of the Catholic Daughters of the Americas and St. Mary's Church and its Council of Catholic Women.

She is survived by her 5 children, James (Carol) McCabe of Hokah, MN, Joseph (Linda) McCabe of Caledonia, Jean (Dale) Kinstler of Bangor, WI, Charlie (Patricia) McCabe of Caledonia, and Joanie (Kevin) Vatland of Mabel, MN; 17 grandchildren; and 23 great grandchildren. In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by a grandson, Mike, and a great grandson, Joshua, ands 2 sisters, Eleanor Link and Wilma Jennings.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 am on Wed., Feb 20, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Caledonia. Fathers Thomas Jennings and Gregory Leif will officiate and burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Caledonia. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wed. McCormick Funeral Home, Caledonia, is assisting the family with arrangements.

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