Helen  Born
Helen Margaret Born, age 95 of Janesville, MN, died peacefully on Saturday, September 21, 2019 at the Janesville Nursing Home. Funeral service will be 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at the Janesville United Methodist Church, with Pastor Kathy King officiating. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the Janesville Cemetery.

Helen was born on February 21, 1924 to John and Selma (Kotz) Kiner in Janesville. She graduated from Janesville High School in 1942, and Hamline University in 1946 with a teaching degree in business education. She taught in Truman, St. James, and Cloquet schools. On June 26, 1954 she married Lyle W. Born at the Janesville United Methodist Church.

Helen enjoyed reading, art, and music. She also enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Helen's faith was a very important part of her life.

She is survived by her daughters, Peggy (Mark) Bartelt and Nancy (Lane) Hartfiel both of Janesville; grandchildren, Matthew Bartelt, Megan (Brad) Yetzer, Brett Bartelt, John Hartfiel and Sam Hartfiel; great-grandchildren, Olivia Hartfiel and Parker Yetzer; brother, Dr. Tom (Dorothy) Kiner; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Kiner; and many nieces and nephews.

Helen is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lyle; brothers, James and John Kiner; brothers and sisters-in-law, Harold Born, Vern (Kitty) Born, Vic (Margaret) Born and Ervin (Joyce) Born.
Published on September 21, 2019


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Lynette (Taylor) Spurgin
Sep 29, 2019
Peggy and Nancy, Your mom was always so Sweet and Kind. She was a special friend to my mom. ⚘ My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Sep 23, 2019
Love's Tapestry was purchased for the family of Helen Born.  Send flowers
Meridith Lee
Sep 22, 2019
Helen’s extraordinary letters informed, brightened spirits and shared her love and pride for those she loved. Her loss impacts family, friends, congregation and community. I treasure my memories of nearly 50 years.
Marie Seys Retka
Sep 21, 2019
My condolences to your family on the loss of your Mother. She was a wonderful lady! I lost my Mom 3 years ago and I know how hard it is to say goodbye to the beautiful person who raised you. Take Care and God's Blessings to you.