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DUBUQUE — Sister M. Helen Louise Young, BVM, a former teacher in the Diocese of Davenport, died March 19 at Marian Hall in Dubuque.  She was 86.

Born in Des Moines, she entered the Sisters of Charity, BVM congregation on Sept. 8, 1942, from St. Augustine Parish, Des Moines. She professed first vows on March 19, 1941, and final vows on Aug. 15, 1946.

In the Diocese of Davenport, Sr. Young taught at St. Mary in Clinton from 1976-79. She also taught elementary school elsewhere in Iowa, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, Arizona and California. She also did parish ministry in Wyoming, Illinois and New Mexico.

Sr. Young’s visitation and funeral were scheduled to be held March 23 in Dubuque. Burial is in the Mount Carmel cemetery.

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