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Helen Estella Wachter

January 12, 1922 January 10, 2017
Helen Estella Wachter
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Obituary for Helen Estella Wachter

Worthington, MN

Helen Estella Wachter, age 94, passed away on Tuesday, January 10, 2017, at the Crossroads Care Center in Worthington, MN.
Helen was born on January 12, 1922, in Farwell, MN, the daughter of Melvin and Helen (Westberg) Iverson. She graduated from Kensington, MN and worked at the Douglas County Hospital in Alexandria, MN as a CNA. Helen married Iven Wachter on May 9, 1941, in Alexandria. They moved to Nebraska for a short time. In 1944, they moved back to Minnesota and farmed south of Worthington until moving to town.
Helen worked at Cashel’s and Fauskee’s Nursing Home as a CNA. She was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Worthington and also an active member of the Lioness Club.
After Iven passed away, Helen moved to the Okabena Towers in Worthington and then after hip surgery in 2010, she moved into Crossroads Care Center.
Helen is survived by two sons, Gerald (Joan) Wachter of Brandon, SD and Eugene (Charlene) Wachter of Worthington, MN; one daughter, Lori (Craig) Nienkerk of Worthington, MN; six grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; five step grandchildren; thirteen step great grandchildren, and one sister, Adeline Larson of Worthington, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and two sisters.
Funeral services will be held on Friday, January 13, 2017, at 2:00 p.m., at the First Lutheran Church in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jeanette McCormick officiating. Burial will be in the Worthington Memorial Gardens Cemetery. Casket bearers will be Kevin Wachter, Kim Dehen, Monte Wachter, Andrew Wachter, Tyler Nienkerk, and Emily Nienkerk. Visitation will be held on Thursday, January 12, 2017, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington and also one hour prior to the service at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Cancer Society or First Lutheran Church.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

12

Jan

5:00 PM 1/12/2017 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/12/2017 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Friday

13

Jan

1:00 PM 1/13/2017 1:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 1/13/2017 2:00:00 PM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Friday

13

Jan

2:00 PM 1/13/2017 2:00:00 PM
First Lutheran Church

1200 4th Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

First Lutheran Church
1200 4th Ave Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Gardens Final Resting Place

29600 County Highway 35
Worthington, MN 56187

29600 County Highway 35 Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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