Helen Tobias

Helen Tobias

Helen Theressa (Skaarhaug) Tobias, age 98 of Monticello, MN and formerly of Pipestone, MN passed away on Wednesday, July 16, 2014.
Helen was born in 1916 to Nels and Johanna (Eide) Skaarhaug in Jasper, MN. She moved to Pipestone in 1931 and graduated from Pipestone High School in 1934. Helen attended Nettleton Commercial College in Sioux Falls, SD for 15 months and worked in Sioux Falls and Winner, SD. She also worked for the Superintendent of Pipestone High School. Helen married Lloyd Tobias on August 4, 1940. She was active in Mrs. Jaycees, U.C.T. Auxiliary, and Eastern Star. She was also involved with First Lutheran Church circles and the Ladies Aid. Helen was a bookkeeper for the family business of Pipestone Grain Co. from 1965 to 1975. Helen and Lloyd spent their winters in Mesa, AZ from 1971 – 2005.
Helen is survived by three children, LeAnn (Dennis) Nordberg of Monticello, MN, Ronald (Patricia) of St. George, Utah, and Gregory (Susan) of Maple Grove, MN; five grandchildren and seven great grandchildren. Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Lloyd; her parents; sister Ruth Braus of Kansas City, MO; brother Norris of Winter Haven, FL, infant brother Glenn and son-in-law Michael Jacobsen.
Visitation Sunday July 20, 2014 from 5 PM to 7 PM at Peterson-Grimsmo Chapel, 250 East Broadway, Monticello. Funeral service Monday July 21, 2014 at 11 AM at Trinity Lutheran Church, 440 West Broadway, Monticello. Interment Tuesday at 11 AM at New Woodlawn Cemetery of Pipestone. Memorials are preferred to Trinity Lutheran Church of Monticello.

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