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Helen "Mickey" Juntunen

October 16, 1925 — November 3, 2022


Helen (Mickey) Juntunen (97 years young) passed away on Nov 3, 2022, in Bismarck, ND.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mickey was born October 16, 1925, in Germantown Township (Minnesota), to Edward Sr. and Carolina (Schell) Haberstroh.

Mickey graduated from Hansboro High School; and proceeded to graduate from Mayville College with a teaching certificate.  Mickey taught an "all grade" country school for several years.

Mickey met and later married Robert Lee Juntunen on June 22, 1947.  The young couple moved to Grand Forks, ND, within the next year.  They were blessed and survived by a large family of five boys and one girl.  She was preceded in death by a daughter, Jeanie, who died at birth.

While raising her large family Mickey developed a career with Pillsbury as a Quality Assurance Laboratory Technician testing a variety of food products.  She retired from Pillsbury after 25 years of service.

Mickey loved her summer cabin on Maple Lake (near Mentor, Minnesota) where she spent every free moment hosting friends and her beloved family.  Mickey cared for this property until trading the property for an Arizona property.  Mickey spent the next 20 year as a "snowbird" in Mesa, AZ.

During her retirement years, Mickey enjoyed volunteering for her churches in Grand Forks, Mesa, and Bismarck.  She made quilts that would be used globally. She spent a summer volunteering in Sitka, Alaska, caring for Alaska children.  She was an avid wood carver at all of her residences.

She spent the last eight years of her life living at Edgewood Village, assisted living facility in Bismarck, ND.

Mickey is survived by her six children, 18 grandchildren, and 34 great-grandchildren and counting.

Mickey was preceded in death by her parents; husband; daughter; grandson; eight brothers; and four sisters.

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