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Helen Louise Moltz, 81

Helen Louise Moltz, 81, of Austin died in an auto accident near Albert Lea Monday afternoon, April 7, 2008. She was born Dec. 3, 1926 to Paul and Louise (Nagele) Siewert in Elkton, where she grew up and graduated from high school. She married Mar...

Helen Louise Moltz, 81, of Austin died in an auto accident near Albert Lea Monday afternoon, April 7, 2008.

She was born Dec. 3, 1926 to Paul and Louise (Nagele) Siewert in Elkton, where she grew up and graduated from high school. She married Marvin Barrows Oct. 6, 1946. They lived in Austin.

She began her career outside the home in 1962, working as a secretary in the Austin office of the Minneapolis Tribune. She was a member of TOPS.

She married Charles Moltz April 21, 1984 at First Methodist Church. They belonged to the Promenaders Square Dance Club. She retired in September 1991 but remained active in church and belonged to circle.

Survivors are her husband, Charles of Austin; three sons, Gary B. Barrows of Pensacola, FL, Charles (Kim Wilke) Barrows of Ham Lake and Duane Barrows of Minneapolis; one daughter, Linda (Michael) Quinn of Park Rapids; four stepchildren, Brian Moltz of Edina, Elaine (Dale) Erickson of Owatonna, Gayle (Randy Killian) Moltz of Melrose and Marlene (Ernest) Hammero of Austin; one sister, Esther Williams of Valparaiso, FL; 12 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin in 1974; two brothers, Frederich and Elmer; two sons, David and Jim; stepson, Allen; and grandson, Gabriel.

Memorial service: Saturday, April 12 at First United Methodist Church in Austin with the Rev. Patricia Toschak officiating.

Interment: Grandview Cemetery in Austin.

The family prefers memorials to the church.

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