Helen L. Higgins

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, August 10, 1929
Date of Death:
Friday, December 24, 2021
Age:
92 years old

Memorial Service

Date: Saturday January 15, 2022
Time: 1:00 pm

Location: Saint Lukes Episcopal Church [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Saint Luke's Episcopal Church Columbarium [ view map ]

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Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, August 10, 1929
Date of Death:
Friday, December 24, 2021
Age:
92 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Saturday, August 10, 1929
Date of Death:
Friday, December 24, 2021
Age:
92 years old

Helen L. Higgins

Helen L. Higgins, 92, of Rochester, MN, passed away peacefully surrounded by family at St. Marys Hospital on Friday, December 24, 2021.

Helen was born August 10, 1929, in Dodge Center, MN to William and Fay Wohlfiel, the last of seven children. Helen graduated from West Concord High School and moved to Rochester.  She married Forest Higgins on February 3, 1951, and lived in Jacksonville, Florida for two years while Forest served in the Navy.  They returned to Rochester where Helen worked for Dison’s Dry Cleaners until her retirement in 1991.

Helen was a founding member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church where she worked with “Kids Night Out,” served on the alter guild, was an usher, knitted prayer shawls, participated in discussion groups, and served in the kitchen for funerals.  Helen remains a member of St. Luke’s. Forest and Helen founded the H&F Round-A-Liers where they taught round dancing for 14 ½ years, as well as square danced for 34 years. Helen loved spending time with her family, early on camping and boating on the Mississippi River; and during retirement, traveling around the country, visiting family and friends, and sight-seeing with Forest.  Helen enjoyed reading, counted cross stich, and tending her garden. Helen and Forest spent many hours entertaining family and friends on their back deck during the summers and just sitting while enjoying their yard and garden.

Helen is survived by her sons William (Suzi) of Hilton Head, SC, and Lawrence (Pam) of Bloomington, MN; a daughter Kathrine of Richfield, MN; three grandchildren; Lisa, Nicole, and Justin; and a great-granddaughter, Brooke. She is proceeded in death by her husband of 69 years, Forest; brothers Alvin, Calvin, Kenneth, and Leonard; sisters Evelyn and Fern; and a grandson William C. Higgins, Jr.

A memorial service will be Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 1:00 p.m. at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Rochester with Rev. Justin P. Chapman officiating. Bars and coffee to follow the service in the church fellowship hall. Due to current health concerns and restrictions, please respect social distancing and the wearing of face masks both at the funeral service.  Helen’s ashes will be interred in the columbarium at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Rochester, MN.

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The family of Helen L. Higgins has received the following condolences.

Deepest sympathies for the Higgins family. My husband and I lived across from Forest and Helen for the past two years and are so grateful to have had the opportunity to enjoy their humor. Helen was always such a sweetheart who would make her way across the street to deliver treats and make us feel welcomed! She was the heart of the neighborhood and will be deeply missed. Thank you Helen , for all the wonderful memories that my husband and I will cherish forever. 


Kyle & Rachinny King 

I am sorry to learn of Helen’s passing.  She and Forest were a part of the Rochester Elks family and she will be missed.  I visited with her at the December Elks Memorial service.  I was so happy to see her there as it had been some time since our last visit.  She was a sweet lady that never complained and was so very kind.  I remember one summer afternoon Visiting with Forest and Helen on their backyard deck and having such a nice visit.  She was so very kind. She will be missed.

My condolences to the Higgins Family. My parents, Bob and Donna Seaman, were friends with Forest and Helen for decades. They were founding members at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, Dad and Forest were officers in the Elks and Helen and Mom worked together at Dison’s. Such special friends all those years. They are having a joyous reunion. 


Susan Seaman Vold

We were sorry to hear about Helen’s passing! We camped together and sq. danced for many years! Even got to know all you guys! We are in Az. for the winter, will be thinking of you all! Will try to watch funeral service on line!