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FOSSUM, Helen M. Born Nov. 13, 1912 at Niobe, N.D. to Victor and Julia Fleckten; passed away Sun., June 25, 2017 in Lancaster, Calif. Helen married Gus Fossum in Los Angeles in 1948. They moved to the Palmdale in 1954. She was active in her church and community in the Antelope Valley for over 62 years. Helen loved bothfamily and friends, making friends wherever she lived. All who met Helen knew she had a special warmth of heart and was welcoming and gracious to everyone she encountered. She is survived by son Curtis Fossum (Susan), stepson Donald Fossum (Carol), grandchildren: Matt, Joe, Randy, Sonja and Becky and great- grandchildren: Gabe, Eric, and Jessica. Memorial service will be Friday, June 30, 11:00 am at St. Stephen's of the Valley Lutheran Church. For more information on her life and to sign the condolence book, please visit:

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