Helen Viola Rosenblad


Helen Viola Rosenblad, 98, widow of a Great Plains Conference pastor; born December 14, 1923; died June 10, 2022.

On June 8, 1946, she married Rev. Ralph Alexander Rosenblad, at the First United Methodist Church, Hutchinson. They shared over 67 years of marriage, prior to his death on March 8, 2014. They served four churches in the New England United Methodist Church Conference and then relocated to Kansas, serving six churches in the Kansas West United Methodist Church Conference.

She is survived by her children, Signe (Glen) Rogers, Eric (Kathy) Rosenblad, Kirstin (Robert) Zielke, and Lars (Christine Montfort) Rosenblad; bonus daughter, Dianna (Paul) Wright; seven grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were June 17, 2022, at Elliott Mortuary. Burial followed in Eastside Cemetery, Hutchinson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Interfaith Housing & Community Services Inc., Hutchinson, in care of Elliott Mortuary and Crematory, 1219 N. Main, Hutchinson, KS 67501.