August 24, 2006 – Sunday, April 6, 2008
Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Helena Katharine Suomala Folkerds, age 19 months, of LaSalle, Minnesota and the beloved daughter of Pastors Aaron & Mary Suomala Folkerds, died Sunday, April 6, 2008 at Children™s Hospital in Minneapolis.
She was born on August 24, 2006 in Aurora, Illinois.
In addition to her loving parents, Helena is survived by her grandparents: Paul & Dorothy Suomala of Dilworth, Minnesota and Pastor John & Judy Folkerds of Buffalo, Minnesota; aunts, uncles and five cousins.
Preceded in death by a cousin: Owen Grant Christianson on November 28, 2007.
A visitation will be held at the church on Thursday morning, April 10th beginning at 9:30 A.M. and continuing until the time of service.
Funeral services for Helena Folkerds will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, April 10th at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, Minnesota. Southwest Minnesota Synod Bishop Jon V. Anderson will officiate.
Interment Zion Lutheran Cemetery.
Casket Bearers will be uncles: Grant Christianson, David Vasquez, John Mehlhoff and Jon Suomala.