Helen Jo Mathot, age 76, of Annandale, died Friday, December 18, 2020 at the St. Cloud Hospital after a short battle with COVID-19.
A private memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 6, 2021 with Rev. Alex Becker officiating. The service will be livestreamed on the funeral home website. Arrangements are entrusted with Dingmann Funeral Care Burial & Cremation Services of Annandale.
Helen Josephina Mathot was born October 5, 1944 in Fargo, ND to Eugene and Margaret (Horgan) Murphy. She grew up in Great Falls, MT where she attended Catholic High School and earned her associate degree in nursing from the University of Providence. She moved to Winona, MN, were she was an antique dealer alongside her ex-husband, Robert Mathot. At their peak, they sold at 43 shows a year, primarily at flea markets and antique shows in malls. She eventually retired to Annandale. Helen Jo enjoyed painting, drawing, antiquing, cooking, design, fashion and making a home for her family.
She is survived by her children, Michael Sorum of Annandale, Jennifer Barness of Winona, and Margaret Lowenhagen of Winona; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; and ex-husband, Donald Sorum of Winona. She was preceded in death by her parents, Eugene and Margaret Murphy; brother, Jerry Murphy; and ex-husband, Robert Mathot.
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