Helen L. RUNCK

Female 1907 - 2005  (97 years)


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  • Name Helen L. RUNCK 
    Born 22 Nov 1907  North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 May 2005  Glendive, Dawson County, Montana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Dickinson, Stark County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I128363  FamilyWorld
    Last Modified 13 Oct 2017 

    Father John Peter RUNCK,   b. 23 Sep 1876, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1965, Cass County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Mother Mary Geneva METCALF,   b. 8 May 1883, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jan 1954, Cass County, North Dakota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Notes 
    • 1900 census of Oakhill, Barnes County, North Dakota, enumerated 4 May 1910:

      - Runck, John P., age 33, married 3 years, born Minnesota, both parents born Germany, occupation Merchant, Retail Dry Goods.
      - Runck, Geneva, age 26, wife, married 3 years, mother of 1 child, 1 child still living, born New York, both parents born New York.
      - Runck, Hellen, age 2, daughter, born North Dakota, father born Minnesota, mother born New York.
      - Gildenman, Jennie, age 16, servant, born North Dakota, both parents born Norway, occupation Servant, Private Family.

    • 1920 census of Casselton, Cass County, North Dakota, enumerated 7 January 1920:

      - Runck, John P., age 42, born Minnesota, father born Luxemburg, Germany, mother born Germany, occupation Farmer.
      - Runck, Geneva, age 36, wife, born New York, both parents born New York.
      - Runck, Helen, age 12, daughter, born New York, father born Minnesota, mother born New York.
      - Runck, Lawrence, age 9, son, born New York, father born Minnesota, mother born New York.
      - Johnson, Fred, age 17, laborer, born Indiana, both parents born Ohio, occupation Laborer, Farm.

    • 1930 census of Casselton, Cass County, North Dakota, enumerated 2 April 1930:

      - Runck, John P., age 53, rents the home for $20, first married age 30, born Minnesota, father born Luxemborg, mother born Germany, occupation Farmer.
      - Runck, Geneva, age 46, wife, first married age 23, born New York, both parents born New York.
      - Runck, Lawrence, age 19, son, born North Dakota, father born Minnesota, mother born New York.
      - Runck, Marian, age 9, daughter, born North Dakota, father born Minnesota, mother born New York.
      - Runck, Robert, age 7, son, born North Dakota, father born Minnesota, mother born New York.
      - Runck, Ralph, age 4, son, born North Dakota, father born Minnesota, mother born New York.
      - Newman, Peter, age 52, lodger employee, widowed, first married age 24, born Wisconsin, both parents born Germany, occupation Laborer, Farm.
      - Lindsay, Russell, age 19, lodger employee, single, born North Dakota, father born Canada English, mother born Minnesota, occupation Laborer. Farm.

    Family ID F42303  Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Nov 1907 - North Dakota Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 May 2005 - Glendive, Dawson County, Montana Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 
    • Helen L. Nester Nicholson, age 97, of Glendive, MT, passed away on Thursday, May 19, 2005, at the Glendive Medical Center Extended Care Facility in Glendive.

      A Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 P.M., Monday, May 23, 2005, in the Chapel of the Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home in Glendive. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 A.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Glendive with Father Joseph Ponessa officiating. Rite of Committal will be held at 3:00 P.M., Tuesday, May 24, 2005, at the St. Patrick's Cemetery in Dickinson, North Dakota. Silvernale-Silha Funeral Home of Glendive is entrusted with arrangements.

      Helen was born on November 22, 1907, in Katherine, North Dakota, the daughter of John P. and Genevia (Metcalf) Runck. She was raised and educated in Casselton, North Dakota, graduating from Casselton High School with the class of 1926. She attended Valley City Normal School and taught in various places in eastern North Dakota and later in western Montana. She moved to Rhame, North Dakota, to teach. There she met Frank J. Nester and were united in marriage on November 21, 1940, in Bowman, North Dakota. Helen and her husband lived in Rhame where they had a lumber business. They moved to Dickinson in 1964 and Helen taught at St. Patrick's School. Frank preceded Helen in death in 1969. Helen married Clifford "C.R." Nicholson on June 14, 1974, in Dickinson. They lived in Fargo and spent the winter months in Mesa, Arizona. Helen and C.R. moved to Glendive in 1999 and he preceded her in death that same year. Helen continued to reside in Glendive until the time of her death.

      She was a member of a homemaker's club, St. Mel's Altar Society, she was a 4-H leader, and was the director of the St. Mel's Choir. She enjoyed playing the piano and taught piano lessons for many years. Helen had a great love for poetry, reading, and playing Bridge.

      Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; an infant son; two brothers, Lawrence and Ralph; and a sister, Marion.

      Survivors include her daughters, Mary Lee (Lawrence) Wolfgram, Pendleton, OR, Margie (Paul) Mandigo, Glendive, MT, Francine (George) Gilmore, Moorhead, Nancy Nester and Bill Baumann, Cary, IL; brother, Bob (Cleone) Runck, Casselton; seven grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren.