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Helen E. Sailer, 93, passed away Saturday, June 12, 2021 at Missouri Slope Lutheran Care Center. Services will be held 1 p.m. Tuesday, June 15 at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Pkwy, Bismarck.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery, Bismarck.
Helen was born on February 17, 1928, in Hebron, ND, one of 15 children born to the late Christ and Elizabeth (Scheck) Metzger. She attended school in Glen Ullin.
Helen married Benjamin Sailer on December 26, 1945 and together they raised seven children, Dwight, Gilbert, Carol, Dennis, Keith, Ivan and Judy. Helen always welcomed family and visitors into her home and was willing to help others. She served in all the officer positions for United Commercial Travelers. She was a member at Bismarck Community Church since the formation of the church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She enjoyed knitting, sewing, crocheting and playing pinochle. She was known for her delicious bread, caramel rolls and brown sugar chicken and dumplings. She traveled to Germany, Maryland and Texas to visit her sons. Helen worked many years in and outside of the home. She did laundry in her home, employed at Eddy’s Bakery, Arrowhead Cleaners, The Terrace and Minnesota Valley Testing Laboratories. Ben and Helen owned and operated Sailer Bus Line for eight years.
Helen is survived by her sons, Dwight (Debbie), Texas, Gilbert (Sue), Maryland, Dennis (Debbie), Keith (MaryJane) and Ivan (Shelia); daughters, Carol (Duane) Voegele and Judy (Don) Meidinger, Bismarck; and 16 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Raymond, South Dakota; sister, Florence, Bismarck; sisters-in-law, Alvina, Washington, and Diana, South Dakota; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; seven brothers; six sisters; six brothers-in-law and five sisters-in-law.
The family would like to extend a deep appreciation to the staff of Northland Pace Senior Care Services, the staff at Sanford Medical Center and Missouri Slope Care Center for care and love she received.