Helen Palmer (Hiller), 92, of New Hope, MN, passed away December 2, 2020. A Celebration of Life will be held at Noon on Friday, Dec. 11th with visitation 1 hour prior at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti. Masks are required for those attending the service.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Caring and Sharing Hands or Loaves and Fishes.
Click here to watch the livestream service
Helen is survived by daughter Maureen, son Mark (Michele), and daughter, Mischelle (Gary) Squire; grandchildren Mallory (Matt) Severson, Melissa (Chris) Pixley, Andrew (Amanda) Squire, Amanda Squire, and Anna (Joshua) Smith; great-granddaughters Charlotte, Alexandra, Jordan, and Maren; brother Ralph (Marlys) Hiller, sisters-in-law Phyllis, Violet, and Doris Hiller. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, and more friends than we can mention. She was preceded in death by her husband, Maurice, daughter, Marianne, and her brothers, Walter, Charlie, and Henry.
Helen would want you all know that her work here is done. She received a call, a sort of an offer you can’t refuse, for a new, long-awaited heavenly assignment. This new assignment comes with a likely boisterous reunion with family and friends some of whom she hasn’t seen in a long time. Her new mission takes her to a wonderful place where she will be socializing, dancing, gardening, and playing cards to her heart’s content. Music, laughter, and love are guaranteed. Food is delicious and you never gain an ounce.
We want her to know that she did an amazing job as our mom and grandma to our kids. We will remember her smile, her warmth, her energy, her faith, her love for life, family, and friends. She made a difference in the lives of so many.
Thomas Alexander says
Helen was a true ray of sunshine that brightened my life. A true Hiller, she loved to laugh- and she laughed a lot.
I will miss her.
Debbie Heidmiller says
Our aunt Helen had a way of making everyone feel so special. She really did love to laugh, she would always see the bright side of things. She was a very loving, caring aunt. We loved visiting with her when we would go back to Minnesota. She had so many stories to tell. Helen will be greatly missed by us all.
Danielle West says
Aunt Helen was one of the most thoughtful people I ever met. Every year, she sent me and my family birthday cards. She helped me feel the closeness of my grandpa who we lost when I was very young. I’m so grateful we got to see her recently at the family reunion. She had such a loving energy that brightened up the entire room.
Becky Koishor says
Some of my most cherished memories are when Mom and Dad took us to visit family during summer vacation. It was always such a joyful celebration! When it was time for us to leave, Aunt Helen gave such warm hugs and a kiss on the cheek as tears welled up in her eyes. I will always remember how special and how loved she made me feel.
Tari (Shamla) Stordahl says
Maureen, I came upon your mother’s obituary in the paper. I’m so sorry to hear she passed. I’m not sure if you remember me from our neighborhood in St. Louis Park, but we used to play together and our moms were friends. I know you as Reenie. I’m glad to see your mom lived a long life, mine too. She passed a couple of years ago, days before her 95th birthday and my dad also at 94. I am glad you are able to have a service for her. Condolences to you and your family.
Marlene Keyser says
I have been wondering about my beautiful and classy friend Helen whom I had lost touch with over the last year. Now I know where she is, and how she is, and who she’s with. Helen was a saint, the very best of the best. Kind, caring, generous, loving, compassionate and she liked wine too. Kitty Havlik, Helen and I were travel companions, going to many national church administrator conferences together, then after retirement taking girl trips just to be together. We had such fun. I’m sad she is gone but so very happy she is with God. My deepest sympathy to her family, it hurts to lose someone so remarkable. May God give you peace. You know Helen is watching over you.
Mandy Chandler says
Thank you for the livestream allowing those of us who could not be with you in person to be with you in heart and in spirit. The service was beautiful and heartfelt, a wonderful tribute to a wonderful woman. Helen will truly be missed. Prayers of peace to all of Helen’s family 💜
Jennifer Braun Pixley Schilling says
I must say it is so wonderful that the service was online to view. It is a very critical time at work. I wanted to show my love to the Palmer family and support them during this time of the loss of a great woman. I am able to watch this during my lunch and when I am working to drive year end results. It warmed my heart to see my great niece go up and with the reader for ” The Lord is My Sheppard” . It also warmed my heart to see Chris Pixley’s head as he took baby Jordan out of the sanctuary. Lovely service for a lovely woman. Grace and peace be with all that loved Helen.