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Helen M. Bengtson

December 23, 1919 February 4, 2010
Helen M. Bengtson
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Helen M. Bengtson, 90, resident of Frederic, WI died Thursday, Feb. 4, at the United Pioneer Home in Luck.
She was born Dec. 23, 1919. Helen was the youngest daughter of Gust and Gerda Danielson of rural Frederic. She attended Frederic School and graduated in 1937. She married Eldo Bengtson in 1938 and they began their life together in Frederic, then moved to Minneapolis, MN, and in 1946 returned to rural Frederic. To this union, five children were born: Marlene Friberg, Alan Bengtson, Joan Route, Lynda (Robert) Wood and Larry Bengtson.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldo; son, Larry; grandson, Kevin Friberg; sisters, Addie Linehan and Gladys Smith; brother, Ellsworth Danielson; and sons-in-law, Dallas Friberg and Fred Route.
In 1948 they began their Bengtson House Moving business, which continued for the next 31 years. Helen had her own business of baking and creating exquisite wedding cakes for 35 years. She was a 4-H leader for 23 years, and for a number of years was treasurer for the West Sweden Township and in food service for Frederic High School.
She loved to travel, taking many trips with her family and friends and was fortunate to travel to Sweden and Europe. After retirement, she was able to devote more time to her favorite pastimes of painting, poetry, knitting, crocheting, quilting, needlework, sewing, rug making and pottery. She was a member of WELCA ladies group at her church and enjoyed playing cards with her friends in the "Wrinkles" card club at Golden Oaks Apartments in Frederic.
Helen and Eldo celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary in July of 1998 at Grace Lutheran Church, West Sweden, with many family and friends attending.
She is survived by her children, Marlene Friberg, Alan Bengtson, Joan Route and Lynda (Robert) Wood; grandchildren, Darren (Wendy) Friberg, Kurt (Cheryl) Bengtson, Wendi (Art) Kroll, Tami (Shelby) Holen and Wylie Wood; great-grandchildren, Megan, Kevin and Allison Holen, Max Gilbert, Teri Heidelberger and Jennifer Kroll; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Memorial services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, West Sweden Township – Frederic, WI on Saturday, February 20th beginning at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Dave Almlie will be officiating. Music will be provided by organist, Sandy Lundquist.
Please continue to check our websites for updated information: www.rowefh.com and www.wicremationcenter.com or call Bruce Rowe at 715-327-4475.
Rowe Funeral Home of Frederic and the Northwest Wisconsin Cremation Center in Milltown are entrusted with arrangements.

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