BAXTER -- Helen E. Needham, 83, Baxter, died Tuesday, July 24, 2001, at St. Joseph's Medical Center.
She was born Dec. 6, 1917, in Crosby to Frank and Mary (Vukelich) Vukovich. She was a 1936 graduate of Crosby-Ironton High School. She married Robert G. Needham on April 18, 1943, in California. They lived in Saginaw, Mich., from 1944-1989. She was employed by Sears-Roebuck in Saginaw for many years. He died in August 2000.
Survivors include two daughters, Patricia Ritter, Midland, Mich., and Sandra Needham, St. Paul; two sons, Richard D. Needham, St. Paul, and Robert Needham, Breezy Point; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; a brother, Marko Vukovich, Baxter; and two sisters, Marion Benest, Brainerd, and Barbara Sande, Baxter.
Parish prayer services will be 1 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd with Father Bill Skarich officiating. Burial will be in Oakwood Mausoleum in Saginaw, Mich.
Friends may call from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Thursday at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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