Helen I. Kuller, 85, New Salem, passed away on May 5, 2012 at Medcenter One Hospital, Bismarck.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at Peace Church, New Salem, with Reverend Joshua Eddy officiating. Burial will be at the Judson Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 pm on Tuesday, May 8, 2012 at the Buehler-Larson Funeral Chapel in New Salem with a prayer service at 7 pm. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Helen was born January 15, 1927 at her family home south of San Antonio, Texas, the daughter of Felix and Sophie (Opiela) Krisch. On August 26, 1945 Helen married Willard J. Kuller who was in the Army Air Corp in San Antonio, TX. Moving back to North Dakota in 1946, they made their home on a farm south of Judson where Helen enjoyed growing flowers, tending her vegetable garden, and feeding the birds. She also enjoyed fishing and was a wonderful cook and baker. Her family especially loved her apple pie.
Helen is survived by her husband of 66 years, Willard J. Kuller, Judson, ND; daughter, Betty Ann (Harley) Trautman, Bismarck; four grandchildren, Steve (Cori) Trautman, Moorhead, MN, Tim Trautman, Bismarck, Jon (Kathy) Trautman, Chaska, MN, and Marea (Chris) Reinicke, Bismarck; six great grandchildren, Rachael and Rebecca Trautman, Opal and Gabriel Trautman, and Jaden and Kyler Reinicke.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, Frank and Joe Krisch; one sister-in-law, Val (Frank) Krisch; and one sister, Dorothy Sawyer.