Pamela Helmers, 75

Published 8:55 am Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Pamela Helmers, 75

Funeral services for Pamela Helmers will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, May 31, at the Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea, Minnesota. Pastor John Holt will officiate. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Albert Lea.

Pamela Helmers, age 75, passed away at her home near Albert Lea, on May 25, 2018. Pamela was born on Dec. 28, 1942, in Austin, Minnesota, to parents Dale and Elvira (Sibilrud) Shoemaker. She went to Shaw and Banfield elementary schools in Austin and graduated from Austin High School in 1961. She got married to Ronald Ray Helmers on March 30, 1963, at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. He passed away in 1987.

Pamela worked at Land O’ Lakes for 10 years and Sundance Photo for 15 years. She also worked for a nursing home for six years. Over the course of 10 years, Pamela took care of a total of 25 foster kids. She always loved animals. She also had a home in Branson, Missouri, which she loved very much.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Ronald; her mom and dad; brother, Cori Shoemaker; and a niece, Lani. She is survived by her son, Jacob Helmers; brother, Ron Shoemaker; granddaughter, Alexis Tasker and grandson, Braxton Helmers.