Evans Funeral Home

"Compassionate Funeral Service"

New Rockford and Carrington, North Dakota
701.947.2911 or 701.652.3003




Helen Fast

Helen Medora (Harrington) Fast was born on October 11, 1938, to Julian “Bud” and Viola (Tutz) Harrington. She attended school in Woodworth, ND, and married Edward E. Fast on September 6, 1963, at Jamestown, ND.

She was active in church her entire life and enjoyed spending time with her extended family, crocheting, and beating her daughters at Scrabble. Helen had worked at Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd in New Rockford as a CNA for 19 years.

She is survived by her husband Edward; three daughters, Mary (Rick) Schlauderaff, Oakes, ND, Pamela Scheen, (fiance’ Dave Mahutga), Carrington, ND, and Brenda (Mitch) Goodrich, Lansing, KS; two sisters, Harriet (Mike) Tufte and Hazel Wickline, both of Carrington, ND, 6 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Harold; brother-in-law, Tom Wickline; nephew, Royal, and nieces, Tanya and Karla.


MEMORIAL SERVICE: Faith Baptist Church, Carrington, ND

DATE AND TIME: Saturday, June 2, 2012 at 7:00PM

INTERMENT: Lunde Cemetery, rural Woodworth, ND


Posted Condolences:

Name: Karla Nelson

Date: 06/28/2012

Message: Dear Ed and Family,
I cannot express how sad this makes me, I know I have not talked to Helen for a long time but I remember her fondly, I loved to come out to the house and stay during the summer.
It is one of my fondest memories, all I can think of is sunflower pie, sunflower cake, sunflower cookies, lol. She really had a kind heart and gentle personality. She is in good company now. May god be with you all.
Love you
Karla Nelson and Family


Name: Morris Paulson

Date: 6/2/12

Message: We extend our sympathy to the family.  We just found out about Helen's death from Sarles Bredeson.  So sorry we haven't kept closer contact with you folks.    Your distant  cousin---Morris Paulson & Janet


Name: Cindy Birkholz

Date: June 1, 2012

Message: Dear Ed and family,

I just want to share with you how much Helen meant to me. When we moved from AZ to ND Helen was one of the very first people to reach out to me and James and our boys. Her quiet, sweet spirit was the thing that made me attracted to going to church and renewing my walk with God. She visited me during some of the loneliest times of my life and I know her prayers gave me hope and strength. I am sorry for your loss but know you find comfort knowing that she is in the arms of our Heavenly Father. God bless and comfort all of you,

Love Cindy Birkholz


Name: Ardis Cannon Mills

Date: May 31,2012

Message: Ed and family, Sorry to hear about your loss. I remember all the kind thing you did for my parents. Ardis Cannon Mills


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