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August 26, 1922 - March 2, 2013

Helen was born August 26, 1922 in Caledonia, Minnesota to Henry and Dora (Kipp) Eikens.  She attended Caledonia Schools.  On July 6, 1944 she married Gerald Koenig in Caledonia.  Helen worked at Albert’s Grocery in Caledonia for 25 years.  Gerald passed away on May 13, 1976.  On November 8, 1985 she married Ellsworth Klug.  He later passed away on November 6, 2006.  She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia and enjoyed her family and friends, her hobbies were sewing, and baking.

Helen passed away Saturday, March 2, 2013at Caledonia Care and Rehab at the age of 90.

Helen is survived by four children Tom (Gayle) Koenig of Minnesota City, Susan (Roger) Burg of Caledonia, Evelyn (James) Ananis of Waltham, Massachusetts, and Nancy Steele of Caledonia; step-children Tony (Gerry) Klug of Caledonia, Roberta (Dave) Galer of Fennimore, Pam (Steve) Savitsky of Oakdale, Connecticut, and Manon (Tom) Hoscheit, of Caledonia; five grandchildren; twelve step-grandchildren; several great grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Leonette Eikens, Ann (Roger) Koel, and Elaine Fisch all of Caledonia, and Mary (Howard) Meyer of LaCrescent.  She was preceded in death by her husband’s Gerald and Ellsworth; her parents; four brothers Ralph, Clarence, Irvin, and Leroy; and a sister Jeanette.

A Funeral Mass will be 11 AM Tuesday, March 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia with Father Gregory Leif officiating.  Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Caledonia.  Visitation will be at Holy Family Hall adjacent to St. Mary’s from 4 -7 pm on Monday March 4 with a prayer service at 6:30 pm and one hour prior to services at the church.

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