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Helen (Perlenfein) Christl

Posted 2023-09-13 by mhenderson
Published by Today's News Herald on Sep. 13, 2023 -
Lake Havasu City, Arizona -

Born in Oaks, North Dakota, Helen lived on their farm with her nine
sisters and two brothers. She has one remaining sister, Barbara Egner
who resides in California.

She is proceeded in death by her parents John and Lidia Perlenfein, her
sisters Vivian Nelson, Grace Ackers, Ethyl Wetzstein, Peggy Nelson, Joy
Nelson, Diana Gould, Bonnie Edwards, Margie Gustafson and her two
brothers Billy and Lloyd Perlenfein.

She is also proceeded by her one true loving husband Clarence Christl
whom she met while working at Armor Packing Company in West Fargo, North
Dakota. They married on Nov. 25, 1946 (61 years).

The family moved to California in 1953. Helen worked for Hughes
Helicopter as a supervisor from 1965-1990 and retired in Lake Havasu
City in December 1991.

Helen leaves behind her children, James Christl (Cherry Christl), and
Debora Stebbins (Vic Stebbins) of Lake Havasu, her five grandchildren:
Christie Christyl (Florida), James Christyl Jr (Tennessee), Angela
Schoepke (Wisconsin), Rebecca Grabner (Lake Havasu City), and Kevin
Stebbins (California). She also leaves behind 14 great-grandchildren and
four great-great-grandchildren.

Helen had a strong passion and love for music. Playing the guitar, organ
and piano were self-taught. She sang with her sisters and her
grandchildren. She especially loved country music.

Helen's life was dedicated to God and her family. She was deeply loved,
cherished, and will be dearly missed by all.

Funeral service/viewing is on Friday, Sept. 15, 2023, 10 a.m. at Lietz-
Fraze Funeral Home, 21 Riviera Blvd, Lake Havasu City, AZ. Burial at The
Lake Havasu Memorial Gardens, 1698 Deer Run Drive.

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