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Helen (Strauch) Baum

Helen Grace (Strauch) Baum (Nelsen)

Saturday, September 8th, 1928 - Monday, November 9th, 2020
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Helen G. (Strauch) Baum, 92 of Heritage Estates in Gering, Nebraska died on November 9, 2020. Her funeral will be held Saturday, November 14, 2020 at Bridgman Funeral Home at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Sunset Cemetery. The family asks that masks be worn. Memorials may be given to St. James Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made by viewing Helen’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.
Helen was born on September 8, 1928 at the Methodist Hospital in Scottsbluff to Albert and Grace (Donbraska) Nelsen. At an early age she moved to Wyoming and attended schools in Torrington, Ft. Laramie, Hawk Springs and Lingle. She was united in marriage to the love of her life, Henry Strauch on March 8, 1947 and had three children, Judy, Jerry and Shari. They farmed in the Dutch Flats area until Henry’s death in 1964. On July 11, 1970 she married Reuben Baum. They lived in Bayard until 1989 when they moved to Gering. Helen became a member of St. James Lutheran Church in 1947 and was a member of St. James Dorcas Society.
Helen is survived by her daughters Judy (Steve) Lewis of San Tan Valley, AZ and Shari (Dean) Kamerzel of Gering, NE; daughter-in-law Cindy Strauch of St. Francisville, LA; grandchildren Nic Dolberg and Lisa Foster; great-grandsons Jackson Foster and Henrik Dolberg; half-sister Marty Wamboldt of Cheyenne, Wyoming; and three stepchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister Alice Miller; step-mother Isabella Nelsen; half-brothers Arthur Nelsen and Albert Nelsen, Jr.; sister Opal Nelsen; half-sisters Alberta O’Dell and Betty Nelsen; son Jerry Strauch; son-in-law Ron Dolberg; and two grandchildren Ronnie Dolberg and Brenda Dolberg.
The family would like to thank Hospice and the nurses at Heritage Estates for all of their caring and compassion and a special thank you to mom’s guardian angel, Angela at Heritage for taking extra care of mom during the last few months.
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  • Service

    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Saturday, November 14th, 2020 10:00am
    Bridgman Funeral Home
    2104 Broadway
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    Pastor George Naylor
  • Interment

    Sunset Memorial Park
    180632-180650 U.S. 26
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Lori, Jeff, Aunt Marty, Uncle Larry

Posted at 08:48pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Shirley Stewart

Posted at 05:39pm
Our Sincere Sympathy to the Strauch Family! May You Find Peace & Comfort knowing Helen is now with Our Lord & Savior! Prayers are with You All through this difficult time.
Jim & Shirley (Buchhammer) Stewart

Patricia Baum

Posted at 01:59pm
My deepest sympathy to Helen's family. May the many fond memories you hold so dearly in your hearts bring you peace and comfort during this time of great loss. Patricia Baum

David & Loni ODell

Posted at 10:07am
With deepest sympathy,
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Posted at 07:34pm
Dear Judy Lewis & Family, our sincere condolences with the passing of your sweet mother. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
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