Sunday, April 10, 2011

My godmother Helga Schey has passed away-Blessed be her memory

Helga Marie Schey
May 1st, 1920 - April 9th, 2011
1:00PM to 2:00PM on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 at Saude Lutheran Church 
2:00PM at Saude Lutheran Church on Tuesday, April 12th, 2011 

Helga Marie Schey age 90 of Brooklyn Park, MN, formerly of Saude died Saturday, April 9, 2011, in Brooklyn Park.

Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 12, 2011, at the Saude Lutheran Church, rural Lawler, with Pastor Bruce Larson officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church.

Helga was born May 1, 1920, in Gresham, Wisconsin, the daughter of Anna Brue and Rev. Helge M. Tjernagel. Helga grew up in the parishes of Gresham, Wisconsin and Saude, Iowa, where her mother died in 1924, and her father in 1940. Her aunt, Bertha Tjernagel, cared for the family after her mother's death.

She attended Bethany Lutheran High School in Mankato, taught piano in St. Peter, Minnesota, and moved to Chicago, where she attended business school. While playing the organ at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Chicago she met Rolf who was the choir director, and they married June 12, 1948. They made their home and raised six children on the Fox River near Chicago.

Helga was a pianist as well as wonderful wife and mother, renowned for her hospitality, her empathy and love for others, her intelligence, her faith, musical talent and unfailing wit.

Survivor include her husband of 62 years, Rolf Schey; sister, Bea Tjernagel; six children; Gregg Schey, Aline (Larry) Tyler, Inez (John) Bergquist , Stephen Schey, Rev. Bernard (Inge) Schey, Constance Schey; six grandsons, Timothy (Karalynn) Tyler, Ben Tyler, David Tyler; Jim (Krista) Bergquist, Steve Bergquist; and Bjorn Schey. Six great grandchildren; Anna and Owen Tyler; and Kaylynn, Gavin, Lilian and James Bergquist.

She was preceded in death by her parents and siblings Neelak, Olivia, Rolf, Lars, Elna, and Borghild.
Saude Lutheran Cemetery
2940 Stevens Trail
Lawler, IA 52154

[this obituary from  Hugeback and Chenoweth]

A Memorial Service will be held at 12 noon on Wednesday, April 13, 2011, at King of Grace Lutheran Church in Golden Valley MN.   

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