Helen D. Hardel, age 86, formerly of the Rush River area, died on Monday, December 24, 2012 at the Oak Terrace Health Center in Gaylord, MN. Funeral services will be on Thursday, Dec. 27, 11:00 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Arlington Township, Sibley County. Rev. William Postel will officiate. Visitation will be on Wednesday, December 26, at the Kolden Funeral Home in Le Sueur from 4-8 p.m. Visitation will continue the morning of the funeral at the church one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the church cemetery.