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Helen L. Baumeister, 96, Spirit Lake

A funeral service for Helen L. Baumeister was held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2023, at the Everly United Church. Interment was at Lone Tree Cemetery in rural Everly. Warner Funeral Home in Everly assisted with the arrangements.

Helen Louise Baumeister, daughter of JR and Dolly Thorne (Lorenzen), was born Oct. 5, 1926 at their family home near Moneta. She spent her younger years working on the farm with her dad. She attended Moneta schools through high school, graduating in 1943. After graduation, she continued to help on the farm.

While still in high school Helen began taking flying lessons and got h...