Helen Iverson

Oct. 19, 1934-Sept. 19, 2021

Helen E. Iverson, 86,

Minot, ND, passed away

Sunday, September 19,

2021, at Edgewood Vista

in Minot.

Helen Elizabeth Wiest

was born October 19,

1934, the daughter of John

and Anna (Zerr) Wiest, in

Harvey, ND. Helen was

raised on the family farm

and graduated from Har-

vey High School in 1952.

After high school, she

worked for a time at J.O.

Smith Drug Store.

Helen married Harry S.

Iverson on August 16,

1957, at St. Cecilia’s

Catholic Church in Har-

vey. They lived in James-

town, Minot, and Sidney,

MT, where Harry worked

for the Federal Aviation

Administration. Harry re-

tired in 1986, and in 1989,

they moved back to

Minot. They spent 14

winters together in Lake

Havasu, AZ, where they

enjoyed taking numerous


She was a member of

Our Lady of Grace Cathol-

ic Church and the Altar

Society. She volunteered

for over 24 years at the

Our Lady of Grace Food

Pantry. She was also a

lifetime member of the

V.F.W. Auxiliary.

Volunteering was a very

important part of her life.

In 1986, she was named

“Volunteer of the Year”

for the Sidney Memorial

Hospital. She enjoyed

many years of bowling,

winning trophies until the

age of 79, reading, garden-

ing, planting flowers,

camping, taking long

walks and hiking, and was

an avid Scrabble player.

Helen cherished the many

close friendships she had

throughout her lifetime.

Her loving family in-

cludes: husband of 64

years, Harry, Minot; chil-

dren, Kristi Iverson,

Minot, Connie (Greg)

Semenko, Penn, ND,

Jacalyn Finnicum, Eagan,

MN, Jerald (Sandra) Iver-

son, Sugar Land, TX, Jim

Iverson, Minot, ND, and

Wendy (Kenton) Beeter,

Minot, ND; grandchildren,

Brynn (Andre) Franklin,

Handsome Jimmy (Ra-

chel) Finnicum, Erin (Juli-

an) Gonzalez, Joel Finni-

cum, Alex (Michelle) Iver-

son, Hannah Iverson, Sa-

mantha (Chris) Hagans

and Brittany Beeter;

great-grandchildren, Evan,

Xander, Audrey and Ivy

Franklin, Sam and Scarlet

Finnicum, Reece Hender-

son, and Jordyn Hagans;

brothers, Jerome (Karen)

Wiest, Washburn, ND,

and James Wiest, Harvey,

ND; and numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in

death by: her parents;

son-in-law, Elvin Finni-

cum; sisters, Bertha Wiest

and Lucille Keller; and

brothers, Pius and Leo


Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Friday, September 24,

2021, at 11:00 a.m. at Our

Lady of Grace Catholic

Church, Minot.

Interment: Rosehill

Memorial Park, Minot,


Visitation: Thursday

from 5 to 7 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Vigil Prayer Service:

Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred to Our Lady of

Grace Food Pantry.

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