Sandra “Sandy” Jean Helms (Straka)
March 1, 1949 – November 10, 2020
Age 71, passed peacefully at Trinity Care Center in Farmington, MN with her sister at her bedside. Sandra fought the long, hard fight for 8 years, but eventually the cancer and COPD took over. Preceded in death by her daughter, Monica Helms, sister Linda (Straka) Willard and her mother, Patricia (Mateyka) Krieg. Survived by her sister, Therese (Straka) Berry, her daughters Melissa (Kapaun) Nagle, Mindi (Helms) O’Keefe, 5 grandchildren, Hannah, Samuel, Sarah, Lucas, and Andrew, Step-father Will Krieg, and nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sandra worked hard all her life as a medical secretary. Sandra loved cats, her family, and had a special place in her heart for her grandchildren. Cremation will take place at Cremation Tide Cremation Services. A small family prayer service will be held at St. Michael’s church in Farmington, MN. Sandra will be placed to rest in St. Michael’s cemetery, Farmington, MN.