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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.

Posted Condolences:


  1. Our prayers for my cousins and their families in the loss of their Dad, Grandfather, and Great Grandfather. Marvin will surely be missed. So many fond memories of he and your Mom. He is rejoicing with God, your Mom and family. Love Penny and Leon. Sorry we can’t be there in person.

  2. To all Marvin’s family, so sorry for your loss. He has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember too. It’s so hard to lose a parent. God bless and comfort you at this time.

  3. We were sorry to hear about Marvin. Just know he is now with our Lord. To be absent here is now to be present with our Lord. That should give you all peace and comfort.
    Marvin was our parents neighbor for many years.

  4. Such a faithful family and neighbor. May light perpetual shine upon him.

  5. Going to miss you Uncle Marvin. I wish Rafael and I could be there for all the family. Know you will be in our thoughts.

  6. Will always remember Marvin’s smile and laugh. He raised a wonderful family and lived a life dedicated to Jesus. My sympathies to all the family. I love the huge numbers of grands and great grands! His legacy lives on. Enjoy each other today as you remember and celebrate him.

  7. Loren, Sheryl, Darrel, Janel and families, So sorry for your loss…your father was a highly respected man in the community and was always nothing but kind to me and my family – always had a smile! It is so hard to lose these pillars of the community where we grew up and love so much. May your hearts be comforted with the comfort that only our precious Lord can give. We have this hope and know that we will see him again. Sorry that I was not able to attend the service, but just learned about his passing this afternoon. God’s richest blessing on all of you at this time of loss. “Precious in the sight of the Lord…”

  8. My sympathies to the family. I’ll always remember Marvin as a good neighbor and man of faith. His passing is truly a loss.

  9. I missed him when I came to work tonight. I would shake his hand and it was my promise to take good care of him. A hand shake to a farmer in those days meant a lot. We sure liked to talk farming,cattle and hard work. He would always smile. His hard working hands are now at eternal rest


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