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Garvin Congregational Church
Saturday July 16th, 2016

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Helen Marie Towne

Helen Marie Towne, 93, of Garvin, passed away at her home on Wednesday, July 13, 2016. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 16, 2016 at the Garvin Congregational Church in Garvin. Visitation will be from 5 – 7 PM on Friday at the Almlie – Horvath Funeral Home in Tracy with a prayer service at 7 PM. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Interment will be at Lakeside Cemetery in Balaton. Online condolences may be placed at www.almlie-horvath.com. The Almlie-Horvath Funeral Home in Tracy is caring for the family. Helen Marie (Greenfield) Towne was born on Saturday, May 19, 1923 to Albert and Fanny (Sonius) Greenfield on her parents’ farm near Balaton. She was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith, and graduated from Balaton High School in 1941. On September 25, 1942, Helen was united in marriage to James Towne at the Balaton United Methodist Church in Balaton. They made their home on a farm near Garvin where Helen was a homemaker. She also worked as a cook for several years at the Towne House in Garvin before starting her own catering business with her sister Babe. Helen enjoyed reading, cooking, gardening, card playing, and going to the casino. She was the true definition of a family matriarch, with family and friends always gathering at her house. On Wednesday, July 13, 2016, Helen passed away at her home near Garvin at the age of 93 years, 1 month, and 24 days. She is survived by her children, Nancy (Ken) Kuk of Excelsior, MN, Jerry (good friend Cindy) Towne of Balaton, MN, and daughter-in-law, Linda Towne of Clearwater, MN; grandchildren, James Towne, Lisa Dobias, Jesse Towne, Dana Condie, Melissa Kuk, Anton Towne, and Nichole Schreier; 19 great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, James, her parents, son, Ronald, great granddaughter, three brothers, and two sisters. Blessed be her memory. Saturday, July 16, 2016 1:00 PM

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