Gerten, Helen (DesLauriers) Age 96 Born in Eagan to Louis and Margaret DesLauriers. Passed away peacefully September 15, 2022. Preceded in death by loving husband of 55 years, Jerry Gerten; daughter-in-law, Annette Gerten; grandson, Brad Miller; siblings, Margaret, Della, Louie, Mary, Martin, Kathleen, Dick, Alice. Survived by sister, Eileen Welsch and seven children, Beverly (Mick) Hlavinka, Gloria (John) Mullery, Jack (Delana), Frank (Patti), Liz (Gary) Myers, Mary (Gary) Garfield, Jim (partner Peggy Weber); 22 Grandchildren, Mick, Joe, Bob, Joy, Erin, Shawn, Brian, Brent, Beth, Tiffany, Jenna, Steven, Tracy, Melissa, Carrie, Sarah, Kate, Adam, Michael, Charlie, Grace and Joe; 31 great- grandchildren. Graduated from St. Joseph Academy in St. Paul, married in 1947. Helen and Jerry helped establish Gerten Greenhouses. Helen possessed grace and charm that proved a magnet to others as they eagerly sought her friendship and loved her non-judgmental style. Her sense of humor and loving nature to all around her served as the hallmark of her personality. The family thanks the dedicated staff at Timber Hills for their love and care for Helen these past 9 years. Mass of Christian Burial will be at St Thomas Becket Church, 4455 S Robert Trail on Friday, September 30, 2022 at 11 AM. Visitation 2 hours prior. Private interment at Resurrection Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. If so desired, memorials can be made to Our Lady of Peace Hospice Care in St. Paul.