- Funeral Date: 10/04/13
- Funeral Time: 3:00 P.M.
- Date of Birth: 3/07/13
- Date of Death: 9/27/13
- Funeral Location: St. John's Lutheran Church - Northfield
Helen Thelma Bjornlie Quello was born March 7, 1913, in Madison, Minnesota to Thorwald and Hilma (Larson) Bjornlie.
After high school Helen went to Miss Woods School because St Olaf did not offer primary education. After graduating she spend 4 years teaching 1st grade. She was married in 1936 to Dr Robert O Quello she spent time working in his clinic and gave birth to her only child Robert B Quello in 1939.
Helen joined PTO in 1957 and maintained her membership there throughout her life. She enjoyed working with the community, her church and family. She will always be remembered for her loving heart and care for the world.
Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Jan Quello of Des Moines, Washington; 2 grandchildren: Rob Quello (Jamie Rector) of Kirkland, Washington, Kara Quello (Karl Anderson) of Salem, Oregon; 10 great-grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. Robert O. Quello, her son Rev. Robert B. Quello, her parents, her brother Wallace Bjornlie and her sisters Lillian Strandy and Lucille Vage.
Helen passed away Friday morning, September 27, 2013, at the Northfield Retirement Community, at the age of 100.
A memorial service will be held at 3:00PM on Friday, October 4, 2013, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Northfield with Bishop Howie Wennes and Rev. John Quam officiating. Interment will be in Lakewood Cemetery, Minneapolis. Visitation will be at the church on Friday one hour prior to the service.
Memorials are preferred to Holden Village or St. John’s Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com