HARTUNG, Helanda 1933 – 2017

Hartung, Helanda, of Vulcan, passed away unexpectedly at the Vulcan Hospital on September 18th, just one week after her 84th birthday.

She was born in Weyburn, SK, the 10th child of Herman & Huldine Deimert and eventually one of 13 siblings. At an early age she was introduced to the saving grace of Jesus Christ and accepted Him as her Savior, beginning a lifetime of faith and service in His name. She attended Hillcrest Bible College in Medicine Hat where she met Ed Hartung and they were married in 1953. The couple settled just a few miles east of Vulcan, set up a farm and raised a family. Ed and Helanda raised 5 children on the farm and taught each one the value of a day’s work and brought each one up to the knowledge of Jesus’s saving grace.

In 1992, Ed was killed in a tragic automobile accident and Helanda became the family leader. She continued to live at the family farm and guided and helped her children and the growing brood of grandchildren, who were her pride and joy and focus of her cooking and sewing. In 2010, she moved into the town of Vulcan and expanded her activities with her group of traveling buddies.

Helanda led her life in complete devotion to Jesus Christ as a prayer warrior and in service to all those around her.

Helanda is survived by her children: Bonnie (Len) Cioni, Bernice (Dale) Neuman, Yvonne (Kevin) Umscheid, Wendy (Larry) Vannatta, and Wesley (Deborah) Hartung; her pride and joy group of 15 grandchildren and their spouses and 11 great grandchildren (more on the way). She is also survived by brothers Louie (Ann) & Eric (Lenore), sisters Dena, Lorraine, Eileen (Kent) and Doreen (Al); sisters-in-law Eleanor (Nick), Irene and Marion (Ed) and numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Ed and her son-in-law Alvin Nelson.

A Memorial Service to honor Helanda’s dedication to her family, friends and Savior will be held on Saturday, September 23rd at the Champion Community Center at 2:00 pm.

Tributes in Helanda’s memory can be made to Teen Challenge Alberta (Box 24010, RPO Evergreen, Calgary, AB T2Y 0J9 OR Southern Alberta Bible Camp (Box 99, Lomond, AB T0L 1G0).

Arrangements in care of Vulcan Funeral Home. Telephone 1-403-485-2633. E-mail condolences through www.vulcanfuneralhome.ca.


29 Responses to HARTUNG, Helanda 1933 – 2017
  1. Ed & Marion says:

    Helanda’s Family,
    You are all in our thoughts and Prayers,
    Love you all.

  2. Ralph Umscheid says:

    Bonnie Bernice Yvonne Wendy Wes and families I’m very sorry to hear of Helanda,s passing and wish to extend my condolences

  3. Paddy Reed says:

    Love and prayers over you and your families,with the loss of Aunt Helanda. I wish Tracy and I could be there on Saturday, but we are working in Vancouver BC right now and time does not allow us to leave . Our family has amazingly fond memories of Aunt Helanda and all of you! Love you all, praying over all!

  4. Gaylord and Macel Buss says:

    Many fond memories of aunty Helanda going back to days living in Weyburn. Loved also times visiting uncle Ed and aunty Helanda at Champion. Always appreciated aunty Helandas deep commitment to her Lord! Macel and I send our sympathy, love and prayers.

  5. Hannah McDonald says:

    Your Mother’s love will be with you forever.
    May you feel God’s love and comfort at this
    difficult time.
    Prayers to Helanda’s Family

  6. Norma Lewis says:

    Monday I lost a dear friend.
    We didn’t get together often but when we did we had warm visits. I shall miss Helanda.
    My condolences to all.

  7. Cheryl Huber says:

    We rejoice for her and yet give sympathy to you as her children as her Presence will be missed and leave a hole in your lives. We will miss seeing her at Fairmont as this is where it seems we were able to see you all. Blessings and prayers to all of you left behind.

  8. Ed & Marion says:

    I went to H.C.C. with Helanda, were close friends, we
    both found our husbands at Hillcrest and had many
    great times together, singing , taking classes together, loving Rev. Magsig as one of our teachers
    and loving our Lord. She is younger than me, but she
    has gained heaven before me. Blessings to her
    children and relatives. Clara Heebner in Indiana, USA

  9. Terry and coreta brown says:

    Very sorry to hear this condolences to all .

  10. Connie & Ward Knight says:

    My deepest sympathies to all Helendas family and friends. She will be missed.

  11. Brenda McCredie says:

    Loved you and still love you dearly Aunt Helanda and all your beautiful family! Elroy Deimert

  12. Ted Hartung says:

    To Helanda’s family,,Your mom was a wonderful caring and giving woman. She will be greatly missed by each of you, and I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. She has now reached her goal. It’s not possible for me to be there Saturday, but my thoughts and prayers are with each of you and your families.
    Ted and Joanne Hartung

  13. Lynell says:

    Deepest sympathy to all the Hartung family on the loss of dear Helenda, loved working with her many years ago at ATB, she encouraged me greatly. The joy of knowing where she is is a blessing for you all at this time, she will be greatly missed I’m sure. God be with you all.
    .

  14. Dawna Hilz says:

    Your Mom lived for her Lord and for
    her family!What a wonderful Christian
    heritage she left for you all .She was
    an inspiration and testimony to all
    who knew her!She will be sadly missed!
    Our love and prayers are with you all,
    Edwin and Dawna

  15. Helena smithZieber says:

    To the family of Helanda.
    So sorry to hear of moms passing, I have known your mom for many years, lot of great memories, We pray for Gods peace and love to surround you all. Helena Smith-Zieber

  16. Juanita (Umscheid) McNair says:

    Condolences to you as you grieve the loss of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a special lady and I have fond memories of times with her and Ed when we lived in Champion.
    Hugs and prayers,
    Elaine Hilz

  17. Elaine says:

    Condolences to you as you grieve the loss of your mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was a special lady and I have fond memories of times with her and Ed when we lived in Champion.
    Hugs and prayers,
    Elaine Hilz

  18. Barb Scott says:

    Very sorry to hear of the passing of your mom/grandma/great grandma. May you all find peace and comfort knowing she is in the arms of Jesus.

  19. Vicky & Tony Vanden Hoek says:

    To Helanda’s wonderful Family, our Deepest Condolences on our your Loss. Helanda was such a wonderful and caring Lady and will certainly be missed. My you find comfort in the wonderful Memories you all Shared. I will always remember how she would say “Oh Larry” or “Oh Vicky” with a grin. As well the favorite silky baby blankets she made that my children loved and I have cherished. Sympathy to all.

  20. Lynn Goode says:

    We send sincere condolences to the Hartung family on the loss of their wonderful matriarch Helanda. The family had been great neighbors for many years.

    Regretfully we are away and unable to attend Helanda’s service.

    Our deepest sympathy.

    Lynn and Janet

  21. Sharon (Schneider) Disley, Toronto ON says:

    To all of Helanda’s family: What a shock to discover that Helanda had passed away unexpectedly on Sept. 18! Helanda was certainly a wonderful lady, a lady of faith in Jesus, an encourager, and a lady of prayer. I have fond memories of your Mom. May the Lord comfort and encourage you as only He can.

  22. Gail Cioni says:

    I have been honoured to have known Helenda for her gentle spirit, her deep faith commitment, and her devotion to family. I’ll especially cherish the memory of our last visit together on the occasion of her 84th birthday. My condolences and hugs to you, her children, grand children and great grandchildren who each carry a piece of her greatness in you.

  23. Sharon (Schneider) Disley, Toronto ON says:

    We are deeply grieved to hear about the passing away of Aunty Helanda.Although we got to know her for a short time,yet she was so kind to invite us to her home in Vulcan and prepared a wonderful lunch for us there.We enjoyed the day with other extended members of the family and we will really miss a beautiful soul which we deeply appreciate and love.Our deepest sympathies are with the Hartung Family and may the Lord surround you all with his love and peace.May her soul rest in peace.
    Love and prayers,
    Frank and Ibundor,Germany.

  24. Frank and Ibundor says:

    We are deeply grieved to hear about the passing away of Aunty Helanda.Although we got to know her for a short time,yet she was so kind to invite us to her home in Vulcan and prepared a wonderful lunch for us there.We enjoyed the day with other extended members of the family and we will really miss a beautiful soul which we deeply appreciate and love.Our deepest sympathies are with the Hartung Family and may the Lord surround you all with his love and peace.May her soul rest in peace.
    Love and prayers,
    Frank and Ibundor,Germany.

  25. Vince Kucey says:

    Guys, I’m heart broken hearing this!
    Your Mom was everyone’s Mom, just like your Dad was everyone’s Dad… they have a great legacy!
    Thoughts and prayers are with you all
    Vince

  26. Tina and Jim says:

    Wes and Deb, and all Helanda’s family, our deepest sympathy.

  27. Wanda Vannatta says:

    It is with heavy hearts that we say good-bye to a wonderful lady, Helanda. She has touched so many with her kindness.
    She left behind a legacy of her love and faith for her family to carry on, especially through these very tough times.
    My deepest sympathies are offered to Bonnie, Bernice, Yvonne, Wendy and Wes and their extended families.

  28. Dan & Evelyn Love says:

    We were surprised and saddened to hear of the passing of Helanda. We seen her not long ago in Costco and she was her usually bubbly little self.
    Both your parents treated us so sell, invited us to special events, and were always so kind. Helanda was a wise and Godly lady that walked in her faith and gave of herself to others. May you find comfort in God and your special memories as you grieve together.

  29. Brian & Colleen Konno says:

    I just heard of Helanda’s passing and wanted to say our thoughts and prayers are with the family. I always appreciated the example your mom and dad were and am sad that your mom is gone but glad that she is with your dad again. May you have peace at this time of mourning. God Bless.