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Helen Volsch


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Helen Volsch Obituary
Helen Volsch

Helen Volsch, age 85, passed away surrounded by her family on Saturday, October 22, 2016 at Dougherty Hospice House. Memorial services will begin at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26 at Heritage Funeral Home in Sioux Falls, SD. Private family burial will take place following the service. Visitation will be Tuesday from 2-8 p.m., family present from 6-8 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Home.

Helen was born on July 29, 1931 in Canton, SD to John and Mary (Van Der Meer) VanLaar. She attended school in Canton. She married Arthur Floyd Miles on March 30, 1954 in Sioux Falls, SD. Five children were born to this union: Debra, Corky, Cindy, Pam and John.

On September 8, 1967 she married the love of her life, Stephen LaMont "Monte" Volsch. In addition to raising her 5 children, Helen enjoyed traveling with Monte and playing pitch with friends and family. The couple lived in the Sioux Falls and Harrisburg area until Monte's death in 1987. She then lived with her oldest daughter, Debra, in Anchorage, AK, Rapid City, SD, Rockford, TN, and Sioux Falls, SD.

Helen enjoyed crafts during her younger years and loved desserts, especially chocolate.

Helen moved into the Edgewood Vista assisted living center on February 25, 2012. She was a beloved resident who loved joking and making people laugh. She also was an avid card and marble player.

Grateful for having shared her life are her children, Debra McGawley, Sioux Falls, SD, Corky (Cindy) Miles, Tea, SD, Cindy Horstman, Sioux Falls, SD, Pam (Chris) Benson, Harrisburg, SD, and John (Cindy) Miles, Harrisburg, SD; sister, Mary Ann Albers, Sioux Falls, SD; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; along with numerous other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Monte; sisters, Margaret Amundson, Gladys Severson, and Rosemary Konop; and brother, Albert Van Laar.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Oct. 24, 2016
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