Helen Nurmi crossed over on the 4th of July. What a grand celebration for a grand lady and a life well lived. We celebrate Helen as a true renaissance woman who could do anything once she put her mind to it and usually taught herself how to do it.
Many will remember her as a master seamstress, doing alterations for most of the downtown Virginia clothing stores. She was the only person in Northern Minnesota who did invisible mending & reweaving which she learned from a correspondence course.
She loved working for Dr. Skip Bol as his office manager. She cashiered for awhile at Natural Harvest and when she finally retired, she ended her career working at Viking Village, surrounded by her passion…anything sewing.
Helen was an amazing artist and craftswoman, teaching herself how to paint with oils and watercolor, carve wood, quilt and master four different knitting machines. How wonderfully appropriate for her to pass on the 4th of July, we celebrated her grand life and independence with fireworks…and we will every time we see them!!
She is celebrated and dearly missed by her loving family – Daughter: Ardy Nurmi-Wilberg and her Husband Wayne of Virginia; Son: Ken Nurmi and his Wife Sonja of Elkmont, AL; Grandsons: Brandon Nurmi, Holly and Kaitlin of Eveleth; and Shawn Nurmi and Tonya of Longbeach, CA. Helen was preceded in death by her husband Wesley Nurmi. At Helen’s request there will be no funeral.