Helen was born Aug. 26, 1922 in Caledonia, to Henry and Dora (Kipp) Eikens. She attended Caledonia Schools. On July 6, 1944 she married Gerald Koenig in Caledonia. Helen worked at Albert’s Grocery in Caledonia for 25 years. Gerald passed away on May 13, 1976. On Nov. 8, 1985 she married Ellsworth Klug. He later passed away on Nov. 6, 2006.
She was a member of the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia and enjoyed her family and friends. Her hobbies were sewing and baking.
Helen is survived by four children, Tom (Gayle) Koenig, Minnesota City; Susan (Roger) Burg, Caledonia; Evelyn (James) Ananis, Waltham, Mass. and Nancy Steele, Caledonia; step-children Tony (Gerry) Klug, Caledonia; Roberta (Dave) Galer, Fennimore, Minn.; Pam (Steve) Savitsky, Oakdale, Conn., and Manon (Tom) Hoscheit, Caledonia; five grandchildren; twelve step-grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; and sisters-in-law Leonette Eikens, Ann (Roger) Koel, and Elaine Fisch, all of Caledonia, and Mary (Howard) Meyer, La Crescent.
She was preceded in death by her husbands Gerald and Ellsworth; her parents; four brothers, Ralph, Clarence, Irvin and Leroy, and a sister Jeanette.
A Funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 5 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Caledonia with Father Gregory Leif officiating. Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in Caledonia. Visitation will be at Holy Family Hall adjacent to St. Mary’s from 4 to 7 p.m. on Monday, March 4, with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m. and one hour prior to services at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to McCormick Funeral Home in Caledonia.