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Goglin Funeral Home, Tripp
Tuesday April 26th, 2011
4:00pm - 7:00pm

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Emmaus Lutheran Church
Wednesday April 27th, 2011

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Helma M. Konrad

Rev. Richard Weeman
Organist ~ Andra Semmler
Congregational Hymns
“I Know That My Redeemer Lives”
“To God Be the Glory”
“God Loves Me Dearly”
Helma’s Great-Grandchildren
& Great-Great-Grandchildren
Robert Nuss
Nick Konrad
Robert Konrad
Neil Konrad
Lane Konrad
Kyle Konrad
Chad Konrad
Helma (Bietz) Konrad was born Tuesday, December 7, 1909 on a farm east of Tripp to Fred and Pauline (Ziebart) Bietz. She was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Kaylor. They moved to Kaylor, where Helma attended school through the 9th grade. She loved to read and write. She was united in marriage to Walter Konrad on December 20, 1927, also at St. John’s Lutheran Church. Together they farmed north of Kaylor until moving to Tripp in 1957. Helma became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society of Tripp on November 29, 2005 due to the big ice storm.  This was an opportunity to make more friends and she enjoyed visiting with the residents and staff. Helma enjoyed being with people, whether playing cards or just visiting with friends. She was blessed with near-perfect recall regarding names, dates, and events. Helma tried to live her Christian faith and family and church were her highest priorities. She appreciated those around her, being optimistic and always seeing good in others. Helma passed away on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011, having attained the age of 101 years, 4 months, and 17 days. Blessed be her memory.
Helma is survived by four children: Norman (Leola) Konrad of Tripp, Marlene Nuss of Tripp, Dwayne (Bonnie) Konrad of Burlington, Colorado, and Harlan (Judy) Konrad of Watertown; a sister, Linda (Bill) Rhodes of Port Angeles, Washington; a sister-in-law, Frances Konrad of Parkston; 13 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, Fred and Pauline Bietz, she was preceded in death by her husband, Walter, on October 12, 1996; son Willard Konrad on September 20, 2002; son-in-law Floyd Nuss on March 29, 2002; a grandson, John Konrad; and a great-grandson, Thomas Konrad. 

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Aunt Marlene and all, I've been thinking about you since I heard the news yesterday. Sorry I couldn't be there. I would've loved to catch up with my cousins. Helma was such a kind and gentle spirit and she will be dearly missed by many. What a long and blessed life she had...and an uneventful, peaceful death. We should all be so fortunate. I have many fond memories of my Tripp days. Love and hugs...

Karyl Mews Apr 27 2011 2:15 PM

We just got back from visitng family in Texas for Easter, and read in the paper of Helma's passing. Although this is late, we send our sincere sympathy to all who knew this delightful lady. Our prayers are with each of you. Sincerely, Ferne and Marv Baltzer, Scotland

Ferne & Marvin Baltzer Apr 27 2011 1:30 PM

We extend our sympathy to the Konrad family in the passing of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Don & Phyllis Jerke Apr 27 2011 11:44 AM

Marlene, I am so sorry to hear about your mother. I remember way back when, shooting off fireworks in her back yard. Those were some great memories as I am sure you have so many. We are thinking of all of you at this difficult time. Love, Heidi

Heidi (Wildermuth) Welbig Apr 27 2011 7:49 AM

Prayers and condolences to the Konrad family. I remember Helma well and enjoyed visiting with her. We had a delightful get-together when I stopped by in 2008. She will be missed.

Allyn Brosz Apr 26 2011 2:52 PM

I always enjoyed visiting with your mother/grandmother at the nursing home when my mother was a resident there. She told me that I was a lot like my dad because I liked to visit and she was a delight to visit. My thoughts and prayers are with you all this time.

Rochelle Baltzer Apr 25 2011 7:03 PM