Carolyn Helle Hirn Novak, 80, Fargo, formerly of Minot, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Essentia Health, Fargo.
Carolyn Helle was born Nov. 10, 1931, to Bertha and Alfred Helle, at Wildrose. She graduated from Wildrose High School and attended Minot State College (University). She taught two years in rural Williston.
In 1950 she married Arnold D. Hirn. They lived in Minot, and at the time of his death in 1968 he owned Arnie's Pfaff Sewing Center. She continued operating the business for 10 years before selling.
She married Steve F. Novak on April 30, 1977. He passed away in 1987. She was a bookkeeper at Minot Electric Inc. until her retirement in 1997. She moved to Fargo in 1999 to be closer to her daughters and grandchildren.
Carolyn was a devoted mother with an unwavering devotion to her faith.
She is survived by: daughters, Celine (Jerome) Hennix, Marilyn Rogers and Beverly Hirn, all of West Fargo, Sharon (Robert) Lawson, of Pembroke, Va.; grandchildren, James, Amy, Alex and Hunter; stepchildren, Joyce (Harlan) Severson, Irving (Kaye) Novak, Bonnie Haman; many stepgrandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Charlotte Markus, Elsie Groth, Jan (Carl) Cooper, Mildred (Alan) Shoop; and numerous nieces, nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.
Funeral: Today, June 29, 2012, at 1 p.m., at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with visitation one hour prior to the service.
Graveside Services: Saturday, June 30, 3:30 p.m., at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Minot.
Arrangements entrusted to the care of Boulger Funeral Home. To sign the online guestbook please see the website at: (www.boulgerfuneralhome.com).