THE BLAINE COUNTY JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                          Wednesday, September 8, 1999

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HELEN HOFELDT

  Helen O. Hofeldt, 80, passed away from complications following a stroke on September 7, 1999, at Benefis

Hospital in Great Falls. Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. in the American Lutheran Church in Chinook on Friday, September 10. Memorial donations can be made to the Chinook American Lutheran Church, or to the Peace Lutheran Church in Great Falls, or to the charity of one's choice.

  Helen was born on April 26, 1919, in Chinook to Jonas and Olive Sattleen. She was raised with her brothers and sisters on the family ranch in the Bears Paw Mountains. She attended rural schools and graduated from Chinook High School in 1937. On June 7, 1941, she married Roy Hofeldt and for the next 30 years they kept busy ranching and raising their five children. They "retired" from the ranch in 1972 and moved to Lloyd, where Helen was the Postmaster and general store manager. Roy passed away on November 1, 1985, and Helen moved to Chinook two years later.

  She met Harold Hofeldt and they were married on April 9, 1991, and lived in Lyman, WY  for six years. In October of 1997 they moved to Great Falls where they enjoyed living until her death.

  Helen always loved to be with her family and friends. She was always active in the communities where she lived--from leading a 4-H Club in the Bear Paws for 25 years to her weekly quilting sessions at Peace Lutheran Church. At home she enjoyed gardening, knitting and sewing. She also enjoyed traveling and camping with her family.

  Survivors include her husband, Harold; children, Henry Hofeldt of Chinook, Jean Harrison of Great Falls, Judy Altenhofen of Arlee, Linda Schieffer of Billings and Max Hofeldt of Chinook; 11 grandchildren; three step grandchildren and two great grandsons.

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GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                                             Thursday, September 9, 1999

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HELEN O. HOFELDT

 CHINOOK -  Helen O. (Sattleen) Hofeldt, 80, a retired postmaster and lifelong Montana resident, died Tuesday at a Great Falls Hospital of  complications from a stroke.

  Services are 11 a.m. Friday at the American Lutheran Church in Chinook. Edwards Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are suggested to the American Lutheran Church in Chinook or Peace Lutheran Church in Great Falls.

  She was born on April 26, 1919, in Chinook. She attended rural schools and graduated from Chinook High School in 1937.

  She married Roy Hofeldt  June 7, 1941, and they ranched for the next 30 years.  They retired from the ranch in 1972 and moved to Lloyd, where she was the Postmaster and general store manager.

  Her husband died Nov. 1, 1985. She moved to Chinook two years later.  She married  Harold Hofeldt April 9, 1991. They lived in Lyman, Wyo.  for six years, and had moved to Great Falls in Oct. 1997.

 She had been a 4-H Club leader  in the Bear Paws for 25 years and was active in weekly quilting sessions at Peace Lutheran Church in Great Falls. She enjoyed gardening, knitting and sewing, traveling and camping.

  Survivors include her husband; two sons, Henry Hofeldt and  Max Hofeldt of Chinook; three daughters, Jean Harrison of Great Falls, Judy Altenhofen of Arlee and Linda Schieffer of Billings; 11 grandchildren, three step grandchildren and two great grandsons.

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