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Helena "Helen" Dauenhauer

April 30, 1943 — October 3, 2023

 

Helen Dauenhauer, 80, Bismarck passed away on October 3rd after a hard-fought battle with cancer.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM, Friday, October 6, at Corpus Christi Church, 1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck.

Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 PM, Thursday, October 5, at Corpus Christi Church. A vigil service will begin at 7:00 PM.

Burial will be held at 1:00 PM, Friday, October 6, at the North Dakota Veterans Cemetery, Mandan.

Helen was born on April 30, 1943 to Adam and Mary (Becker) Bitz. The seventh of 11 children. She graduated from Napoleon High School in 1961.

She was united in marriage to Robert (Bob) Dauenhauer in Bismarck on April 1, 1967. They made their home in Bismarck where they raised their three children. They spent 28 years working side by side in their family business. They were able to travel extensively to many countries in Europe as well at Australia, South America, Mexico to name a few. Her most memorable and shared trip was a private meeting with the Pope. After retirement, they enjoyed winters in Arizona.  Helen always loved being the hostess with cooking and baking being her “love language”.

Helen cherished her relationships with her friends and family and especially with her Lord and Savior, Jesus.

She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Bob; two sons and daughters-in-law, Brian and Bernadette and Jon and Shannon of Bismarck and daughter, Corinna of Chandler, AZ; grandchildren, Elise, Alexis, Kali, Jordan, Grace and Romeo; and two great-grandchildren, Annabelle and Amelia.

Helen is survived by her brothers, George (Eileen), Leo (Pat), Vince (Bonnie) and Pius (Cindy); sisters, Rose Wangler, Francis Hornbacher, Maggie (Dan) Seifert and Sally (Jim) Beneke, and brother-in-law, Ben Weigel, as well as Bob's family; Clarence Dauenhauer, Rosemary Dauenhauer, Patrick (Sheila) Dauenhauer, Venita Doll, and Sally (Gary) Carignan; and many beloved nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents, Adam and Mary Bitz; sister, Delores Weigel; brother and sister-in-law, John and Margie Bitz; brother-in-law, Ramy Wangler; and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Al & Elaine Dauenhauer.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests considering a donation to God's Child Project, 721 Memorial Highway #2, Bismarck, 58504.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, October 5, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Church of Corpus Christi

1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck, ND 58501

A vigil service will begin at 7:00 PM.

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Mass

Friday, October 6, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Church of Corpus Christi

1919 N 2nd St, Bismarck, ND 58501

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Burial

Friday, October 6, 2023

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Central time)

North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery

, Mandan, ND 58554

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