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Helyn Ruth Walerius

Helyn Ruth (Hillman) Walerius, 84, passed away Jan. 21, at Eventide Senior Living Community in Moorhead.

The youngest of five children, Walerius was born Dec. 17, 1925 to Stone Hillman and Cenia (Spangelo) Hillman of Akra, N.D. She graduated from Cavalier (N.D.) High School and worked in banks in Cavalier and Munich, N.D., until her marriage to Leo J. Walerius on July 22, 1948. They lived in Munich until moving to West Fargo in 1996.

Helyn will be remembered and deeply missed by her husband of 61 years; four children: James Walerius of Minneapolis, Susan Walerius Jacobsen (Timothy) of Millville, N.J., Daniel Walerius (Kimberly) of West Fargo, and Joan Schable (Paul) of Bismarck; nine grandchildren: Courtney Marsh (Brad) of Columbus, Ohio, Andrew Walerius and Michael Walerius, Minneapolis, Jacob Jacobsen (Rebecca) of Ewing, N.J., Matthew Jacobsen of Montclair, N.J., Sarah Walerius of Wilmington, N.C., Kyle Walerius of West Fargo, Kelsey Schable and Connor Schable of Bismarck; brother, Eldon Hillman of Grand Forks, along with several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, and grandnephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters, Alpha Sturlaugson and Norma Holen and brother, Everett Hillman.

In lieu of flowers, friends and family who wish to honor the memory of Helyn Walerius are invited to contribute to the Roger Maris Cancer Center. The memorial service will be held Saturday, Jan. 30 at 11 a.m. at West Funeral Home Chapel in West Fargo.

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(West Funeral Home, West Fargo)