A memorial service for Helen will be held at 1:30 PM at St. John’s on Fountain Lake Chapel on Friday, March 13. Visitation will be one hour prior to service. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery.
Helen Marie Brigston was called to her heavenly home on March 6, 2020.
Helen was born May 14, 1927 in Alden, MN the daughter of Joseph and
Stella Jensen Kraushaar. She attended Alden schools. She married Harry E
Brigston on Dec 20, 1953. One son was born to them, Joseph E Brigston.
Helen worked at the Kahler Dry Cleaners on N Broadway, the Albert Lea
Tribune and various other dry cleaners in Albert Lea. She had been a
member of the Eagles Club. Helen enjoyed coin collecting, spending time with
family, Japanese culture, family history, local history, telling stories about
her life and her many travels to many places like Japan and Hawaii, and her
many treasures from all those places.
Survivors include her brother Lloyd Kraushaar, Sister-in-law Susan
Kraushaar, Granddaughters and their families Malissa (Nic) Nesse and
children Alexis and Evan, Heather Brigston and her children Havana, Miya,
Arianna, and Brooklyn, and many nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in
death by her parents, in laws, husband Harry 1981, son Joseph 2019, sister
and brother in law Ella Mae and Archie Olson, Brother and sister in law Ralph
and Delores Kraushaar, brother Roy (Bud) Kraushaar, sister in law Delores N.
Kraushaar, and her beloved dog Frisky. Blessed be her memory.