Helen Gussner, 92, passed away peacefully at her home in Mandan on February 22, 2021.
A funeral service will be held at 1 pm on Friday, February 26, 2021 at Mandan Seventh-day Adventist Church with Pastor Harold Chin officiating. Burial is at Mandan Union Cemetery.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
Helen Elaine Schrenk was born August 30, 1928 in Bismarck to Rudolph and Barbara (Wiebe) Schrenk. Raised in Baldwin, ND, Helen attended Sheyenne River Academy from 1943-1946 and graduated from nursing school in 1951. She went on to work in hospitals in North Dakota, Washington, and Boston, Mass. On June 20, 1965 she married Otto Gussner in Bismarck.
Helen loved family, helping in the community, being a nurse, playing piano, and being an active member in the Seventh-day Adventist Church. She had a heart bigger than all the outdoors. Helen was little but mighty and when she shook her finger, you knew she meant business.
Helen is survived by her brother, Alfred (Evangelyn) Schrenk, Bowden, ND; sisters, Betty Belmont (husband, Robert deceased), Mandan and Winona Rodacker (husband, Emil deceased), Jamestown, ND; nephews, Lorren, Kevin, and Monte; nieces, Shelly and Tammy; and 10 grand nieces and nephews.
Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Otto, in 2000; her parents; brother, Donald; and sister, Ruth.
*When we all get to heaven, come find me. I’ll be under the tree of life, by the river of life, reading a book and petting a lion. ~ Helen