Helen Obr

Helen Obr, age 88, of Sioux Falls, formerly of Belvidere, died Monday, November 5, 2007, at the Good Samaritan Village in Sioux Falls.

Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, November 8, at the Belvidere Community Church in Belvidere, with Pastor Gary McCubbin officiating.

Visitation will be held two hours preceding the services at the church.

Music will be provided by Marjorie Street, organist, Syd Iwan, pianist, with congregational hymns. Usher is Tom DeVries. Pallbearers are Bill and Gary Obr, Jim and Lance Fuhrmann, Larry Neubarth and Dan Jurgens.

Interment will be in the Belvidere Cemetery.

Helen Obr was born March 23, 1919, in Belvidere, SD, the daughter of Frank and Antonie (Pesicka) Obr. She grew up in the Belvidere area where she graduated from Belvidere High School in 1937. She attended college in Springfield and then taught in rural schools near Tyndall and Belvidere. Later she attended Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell and taught in Hot Springs. After receiving her Bachelor of Science degree she taught in the Sioux Falls Public School System until retiring in 1984. She continued to make her home in Sioux Falls.

Helen was a 50 year-plus member of the First Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls, and a former member of the Belvidere Presbyterian Church. She was also a member of the South Dakota Retired Teacher's Association, the Delta Kappa Gamma Teachers' Society, and the United Presbyterian Women.

Grateful for having shared her life include two sisters-in-law, Dolores Obr of Belvidere and Darlene Obr of Mobridge; nine nieces and nephews, Keitha Neuharth and her husband, Larry, Marjorie Street and her husband, Marv, Elaine Fuhrmann and her husband, Jim, Crystal Paulson, Carla Vaivoda and her husband, Jack, Bill Obr and his wife, Debbie, Gary Obr and his wife, April, Warren Obr and his wife, Robin, and Clark Obr and his wife, Judy; 20 great-nieces and nephews; and several great-great-nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents and three brothers, Joseph, William, and Adolph Obr.

Arrangements are with the Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

Written tributes may be made at www.rushfuneralhome.com