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Helga E. Peck

January 5, 1919 — November 6, 2017

Helga E. Peck, 98, Detroit Lakes, MN, died Monday, November 6 at Oak Crossing in Detroit Lakes.                                                                                                                            Helga Eleanor Holm was born January 5, 1919 in Crosby, ND to Christian and Ruth (Iverson) Holm.  She attended country school in rural Crosby. In 1937 she moved with her family to Ransom County near Lisbon, ND.  Helga moved to Fargo, ND where she worked for the Sherling Family as a maid.   She also worked for the Brownie Bakery in Moorhead and later Manchester Biscuit Company in Fargo.   In 1944 she moved to Seattle, WA and worked for Boeing as a “Rosie the Riveter” building B-17 Fighter Planes during WWII.   Helga was united in marriage to Wayne Miller and they made their home in Los Angeles, CA.  Wayne passed away at the age of 46.  Helga started working for the Southern California Gas Co and Southern Pacific Railroad as a telephone operator.  The last 27 years of her working career Helga worked for Mobil Oil as a telephone operator.  Helga retired in 1979 and moved to Detroit Lakes.  She was always proud of the fact she was retired longer than she worked.  On July 25, 1964 Helga was united in marriage to Delbert Peck. Delbert passed away March 28, 2016.   In her spare time she enjoyed bowling, card playing and was a member of Sons of Norway.  She was active in the Civil Air Patrol and American Legion Auxiliary for many years. Helga is survived by one brother: Carl (Sharlene) Holm of Britton, SD, two sisters:  Christine Miller of Fullerton, CA, and Anna Schiffner of Aniston, AL along with several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by parents, her first husband Wayne Miller, her second husband Delbert Peck and two sisters: Carlyn “Connie” Bachman and Lee Nitzkorski.  
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