Helen Wilhelmina SimbergHelen Wilhelmina Simberg was called to Our Lord on Monday, Jan. 1, 2013, in Virginia Regional Medical Center in Virginia, Minn. She was 88 years young. Helen was born the youngest of eight children to Salomon Ludvig Latvala and Johanna Liisa Petteri Korpela in Cloquet, Minn., on June 8, 1924. She grew up and graduated high school in Cloquet and attended Duluth Business University. She worked in the Northwest Paper Company general office as a secretary (she used her shorthand the rest of her life), and had an active social life including golfing and dancing. She later met and married Viljo (Bud) Simberg. They moved to Virginia and built a house just north of town where she lived until Bud died in 2001. Helen worked at Apollo Piping Company until her retirement. Helen then spent the remaining years in Washington Manor and Edgewood Vista in Virginia. Helen and Bud's union produced four children: Carol Alison Simberg (Cal Root) of Elmhurst, Ill., Alan Webster Simberg (Donna Taquinto) of Maine, Steven Douglas Simberg (Patricia Kummer) of Virginia, and James Ronald Simberg of Racine, Wis.