Evans Funeral Home
"Compassionate Funeral Service"
Carrington and New Rockford, North Dakota
701.652.3003 or 701.947.2911
Secondary Number ~ 701.650.9937
Marvin Arthur Helm was born July 11, 1929, the son of Fred and Lydia (Reddig) Helm. He grew up on the family farm Northeast of Cathay, ND. He graduated from Cathay High School in 1947 and attended Business School in Fargo, ND.
Marvin married Carol Riedesel on July 29, 1951, at the Methodist church in Cathay, ND. They farmed the Helm family homestead until January 1995 when they retired and moved to Carrington, ND. Carol passed away in 1999, and Marvin remarried Jean Williamson in 2001. Jean passed away in 2019.
Marvin was a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Carrington, having been a former member of Cathay Baptist Church until it closed. He was active in the church as a board member, taught Adult Sunday School, and served as a Gideon. He served as a board member with Dakota Central, Wells County Soil Conservation Service, and Cenex Coop in New Rockford. He enjoyed golfing, woodworking, fishing, whittling and doodling, but most of all he was a farmer at heart. Many of his friends and family have fond memories of him whistling his favorite hymns.
Marvin passed away Tuesday, October 18, 2022, at Golden Acres Manor in Carrington at the age of 93. He is survived by two sons: Loren (Shawn) of Cathay, ND; Darrel of Wahpeton, ND, and 2 daughters: Sheryl (Bruce) Stelzer of Danville, IL; Janel (Robert) Kramer of Wahpeton, ND; 10 grandchildren; and 19 great grandchildren; 2 sisters Verna Berdt and Doris Broschat; former daughter-in-law, Naomi Helm.
He was preceded in death by an infant daughter, his parents, his first wife Carol, and his second wife Jean.
The family prefers memorials to Gideons International or Crystal Springs Baptist Camp.
Marvin’s Visitation will be Sunday, from 5:00PM-7:00PM followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM all at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.
His Funeral Service will be held Monday, October 24, 2022, at 10:30AM at Calvary Baptist Church, Carrington, ND.
His Burial will be at the Carrington Cemetery.
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