Helen Agnes Kok
12/4/1926 - 11/14/2018
Helen Kok, 91, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018, with her family by her side, at Edgewood Vista in Virginia. A funeral mass will be held Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Virginia at 11:00 am with visitation beginning one-hour prior. Fr. Brandon Moravitz will officiate. Arrangements are with Range Funeral Home in Virginia. To sign the online guest book or to send condolences, please visit www.rangefuneralhomes.com.
Helen Agnes Kok was born in Eden Valley, MN to John and Mary Kohnen on December 4, 1926. She was united in marriage to Gerhard Kok on June 12, 1948 at the Basilica of St. Mary in Minneapolis, MN. They made their home and raised three children in Babbitt, MN. Helen was a homemaker who loved to spend time with her family and friends. You could always count on her telling you the unvarnished truth and to keep you laughing with her sharp wit.
She enjoyed baking, and made the best bread and caramel rolls ever. She was a talented seamstress and was always ready to play a game of cards or bingo, followed by coffee, conversation, and dessert. In her later years, golf became her passion. She and Gery enjoyed many winters in Texas, making new friends and playing golf.
Helen was a dedicated member of the St. Pius X Catholic Church in Babbitt and enjoyed singing in the choir for many years.
Her last years were spent at Edgewood Vista. A heartfelt thank you to their staff and the staff at Hospice for the loving care Helen received. We miss her greatly.
She is survived by her husband of 70 years, Gerhard; children, Patty (Dave) Ferrell and Bill (Kim) Kok; daughter-in-law, Barb Kok; grandchildren, Chris (Angela) Ferrell, Marie (Ben) Today, Melissa and Katy Kok, Jenny Bailey, and Alethea (Toby) Holden; 9 great grandchildren; and 2 great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Mark; infant son, Steven; and siblings, Pete (Delores) Kohnen, Fran (Walter) Hicks, Lou (Dick) Ward, Marie Kohnen, Rose (Lloyd) Curtis, Dorothy (James) Seibert, and Florence (George) Weinmann