Lindroth, Helen Darina (Slusar) (1924-2014)

Helen Darina Lindroth, 89, of Grand Forks, ND, passed away on Friday morning, August 29, 2014 at her home in Grand Forks, ND.

Helen Darina Slusar was born October 18, 1924 in Tabor Township to John and Helen (Bakalar) Slusar. She was baptized, confirmed and married in Our Saviors’ Lutheran Church in Warren. She attended Boxville School and graduated from Warren High School in 1942. She graduated from the Minnesota School of Business, Minneapolis, MN on March 26, 1943. She then worked at the Twin Cities Ordnance Plant until her marriage to Harlan Ortel Lindroth on May 12, 1946. They lived in Grand Forks from 1945 to 1949 when they moved on the farm near Warren. In 1970 they moved back to Grand Forks. She worked at Kedney Warehouse from 1952 to 1960 and at the Grand Forks Air Force Base from 1960 to 1978. From 1978 to 1986, she helped take care of her grandsons. They retired in 1986 and spend winters in Fort Myers, FL and traveled in their Airstream trailer in the summer. Darina continued traveling with her Airstream until she turned 80 years old.

They were active in the Wally Byam Caravan Club, an Airstream trailer club. She held offices at the Unit, Regional and International Level. She also was a member of the Elks Lodge in Fort Myers and volunteered there until the last few years. She was a Lifetime member of the Warren American Legion Auxiliary. She was a member of Calvary Lutheran Church, Grand Forks and Messiah Lutheran Church, Fort Myers. She liked to volunteer, until her health and loss of vision prevented her from doing so.

Her favorite things to do were to go fishing up at Morson, Ontario, in the summer. She enjoyed playing cards with her many friends in Grand Forks and Fort Myers and traveling.

She is survived by her daughter Barbara (Richard) Wessling of Grand Forks, ND; two grandchildren, Jon (Erin) Wessling of Maple Grove, MN and Chris Wessling of Eden Prairie, MN. Also survived by two great grandchildren, Jacob and Sophia. Brother: Ernest Slusar and Sister: Jeanette Ohnstad and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Harlan in 1995, one brother Maynard Slusar, and one sister Catherine Slusar.

DuBore Funeral Home

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by: Cheryl Srnsky