John, Helen Julia (nee Anderson)
June 15, 1928 – December 2, 2013
Age 85 of St. Croix Falls, WI, died peacefully as she slept on December 2, 2013. Helen is now reunited with her loving husband of 60 years, Arden John. Helen was a much loved member of the Cerenity on Humboldt community in St. Paul. She previously resided in North Branch, MN and San Antonio, TX, but for most of her life, she lived, raised her family, and operated a ceramics shop in St. Croix Falls, WI, where she was bornn at her home on June 15, 1928 to John and Mary Anderson. Helen’s kindness, fun-loving spirit, and wry sense of humor were cherished by everyone who knew her. Her family and close friends are truly thankful that we were able to share a delicious and joyous Thanksgiving dinner with her this year. Mom always relished the simple pleasures of life and in particular, this year’s homemade blueberry pie. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, sister Lena, brothers Kermit & Charlie, and daughter Kathleen Rae Thorpe. She is survived by her daughters Cynthia Borgstrom (Erik) St. Paul, Roxanne John, Rosseau, MN, son Randy John (Greg), San Antonio, TX, “adopted” daughter Barbara Mohr, grandchildren David Borgstrom (Trychia), Betsy Gebel (Brian), Anna Borgstrom (Brandon), Andy Lindahl, Danielle Oakers, Kayla Oakers, Jeremiah Gordon, and 5 great grandchildren. The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Cerenity Assisted Living for their kindness and care for our mother. A memorial service will be held in March, 2014.