Helen J. Breitkreutz, 90 of Aberdeen, SD formerly of Frederick, SD died December 1, 2012 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen. She was born April 21, 1922 to Alvin and Louise (Nolden) Hoops near Groton, SD. She was raised and attended country school near Groton. On July 15, 1944, Helen married Raymond Breitkreutz in Groton. They lived on a farm near Ferney until 1952 when they bought a farm near Frederick. In 1966 they moved into Frederick. Raymond died January 20, 2010. In May 2011 Helen moved to Aberdeen Health and Rehab. Helen enjoyed bowling, playing cards, and working jumbo puzzles. She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale, LWML, and the Frederick Homemakers Club. Helen died December 1, 2012 at Avera St. Luke’s Hospital, Aberdeen, SD. Helen is survived by one son: Todd (Becky) Breitkreutz, Minot, ND; three daughters: Diana (Terry) Ulmer, Hecla, SD, Sheri (Roger) Nixon, Frederick, SD, Nancy (Randy) Warburton, Newcastle, WY; seven grandchildren: Bobbi (Scott) Hegge, Lori (Scott) Young, Amy (Buddy) Yamaura, Amanda, (Jason) Mahan, Carey (Brenda) Hieb, Jason (Jen) Hieb, Dustin Breitkreutz; nine great-grandchildren: Sami Hegge, Dylan & Macy Young, Ryann & Payge Yamaura, Jenna & Karissa Mahan, Jordan & Madison Hieb; two brothers: Gerald (JoAnn) Hoops, Vancouver, WA, Kenneth (Loretta) Hoops, Prescott Valley, AZ; two sisters: Florence Bain and Gloria Hoops both of Portland, OR, many nieces and nephews. Helen was preceded in death by her parents and husband, one sister: Eunice Hoops and two brothers: James and Clifford Hoops. The funeral is 10:30am Thursday, December 6 at Zion Lutheran Church, Ellendale with Pastor Tom Eckstein officiating. Visitation is 3-7pm Wednesday with a prayer service at 7pm with Pastor Galen Sylvester officiating at Hoven Funeral Chapel, Ellendale, ND. Casket Bearers are Dustin Breitkreutz, Doug Jensen, Carey Hieb, Jason Hieb, Buddy Yamaura and Jason Mahan. The organist is Marilyn Burow. Burial is at Sunset Memorial Gardens, Aberdeen. Arrangements by Hoven Funeral Chapel.