|Remembering Henning Helms|
Henning Herman Helms, retired carpenter, facilities, died at Altru Hospital July 20. He was 75.
Helms was born in Elkton, S.D., to Herman and Henrietta (Rust) Helms. At the age of 14, he came to North Dakota to work on the Otto Hoverson farm. In 1952, he entered the U.S. Marine Corps and was wounded in action in Korea, for which he was awarded the Purple Heart.
Henning married Joyce Olson May 1, 1954. He worked for many years at Ireland's Lumber Co. and retired from UND, where he participated in the renovation of the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center.
He was an accomplished carpenter who did custom work at UND, Middle Grove Lutheran Church, and the family home.
He is survived by Joyce, his wife of 52 years, son Robert of Aurora, Colo., and daughter Lane Marie (William) Speake and gransons Andrew and Matthew Speake of Minneapolis, Minn. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Walter.
Funeral services are set for 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 28, at Middle Grove Church in rural Grand Forks, with visitation Thursday, July 27, from 5 to 7 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Amundson Funeral Home, 2975 S. 42nd St., and one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.