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Helen Bernice Rood, of Moorhead, MN passed away on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo, ND.

Helen Bernice Benson was born on June 3, 1919 in Enderlin, ND to Hjalmer and Lillian (Widen) Benson. She graduated from Enderlin high school in 1937. She married Ludvig D. Rood on March 20, 1944. She worked as a secretary in Fargo prior to her marriage. They lived in Moorhead where they raised their family. Ludvig died December 17, 1975. Following Ludvig's death she was a clerical worker for Clay County Social Services until retiring in 1984.

She is survived by her children: Barbara (Fred) Ludwig, Salinas, CA, Doug (Karen), Maple Grove, MN, Ron (Judy), North Branch, MN, Beth (Roger) Henning, Moorhead and Becky (Gordon) Hennig, Campbell River, BC. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren-Christy (Michael) Kemp, Joshua Ludwig, Abby Ludwig, Eric Rood, Nathan (Carrie) Rood, Joel (Sueanne) Rood, Peter (Heidi) Rood, Wendy (Jesse) Krueger, Heather Rood Lindgren, Kurt Rood, Bill (Aimee) Henning, Jordan and Janna Hennig and 10 great grandchildren and one soon to be born.

She is also survived by her sisters Joyce Carol Benson, Fargo, ND Crystal Benson, Plymouth, MN and Everett (Emily) Benson, Coon Rapids, MN. She was preceded in death by her husband Ludvig, mother and father, sisters Betty Nelson, Marion Benson and brother Kenneth Benson.

She will be remembered as a devoted wife, loving mother and grandmother who took great pride in her family's accomplishments.

Visitation will be Tuesday, October 12 from 6:00-7:30 followed by a prayer service.
Funeral service will be Wednesday, October 13 at 1:00 pm in West Funeral Home, West Fargo. ND.

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West Funeral Homes
226 4th Ave W West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel. (701) 282-6699