Helen Saucier

Helen Pape Saucier, age 98, of Princeton, died Monday, March 4, 2013, at Country Manor Villa in Sartell.Saucier,-Helen
Helen was born on August 20, 1914, to Carl and Leona (Zimmer) Hoeft in Mille Lacs County. She married William (Bill) Pape on January 2, 1934. Bill and Helen lived and worked at the Odegard Farms for 14 years, where she cooked for the hired help. When they were not living at the farm, they lived at their home in Princeton. Bill passed away on June 26, 1967. On February 15, 1980, Helen married Alonzo (Lon) Saucier. Lon passed away on March 4, 1983.
During her lifetime, besides working on the Odegard Farms, she worked at the Elim Home in Princeton, baked pies and bars for a Princeton restaurant, worked for Fingerhut, was a nurse’s aide for Princeton and Cambridge hospitals, and was O.J. Odegard’s housekeeper in Princeton. Helen was a fabulous cook and seamstress. She resided in Princeton until 2007, when she moved to Country Manor Villa.
Helen is survived by her brother Ernie and his wife Clara; sisters-in-law Marian Hoeft and Ethel Barnick; nieces and nephews; and stepson Dave Saucier.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents Carl and Leona Hoeft; brothers Harold, Clarence, Leonard, Milton and Norbert; sisters-in-law, Elsie Hoeft and Verdella Hoeft; nephews Duane and Gary Hoeft; niece Marvel Leider; and stepsons Charles and Richard Saucier.
A special thank you to the staff at Country Manor Villa for taking care of Helen for the past five and a half years.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 8, at Christ Our Light Catholic Parish, North, in Princeton; visitation will be held one hour prior to mass at the church.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Princeton.

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