Helen was born on February 12, 1951 in Winner, South Dakota to Paul and Donna (Schulz) Jost. She grew up in Presho and always had an interest in drawing and painting. At age 12, she sold her first portrait. In 1969, Helen attended USD in Vermillion, where she majored in Art and Theatre.
She married Lester Schuldt in 1970 and they lived in Sioux Falls. Helen operated a commercial design business in addition to her portrait work. She was very talented and utilized her creativity and freedom of the “Fine Arts” in her designs for business signage.
Helen had taken a trip to Jamaica with her sister, Marcia, and had a great time. She commented, “We had mostly sunny days and I got sunburned the first day, which was not a smart idea! My favorite thing to do is snorkel and we did a lot of that. Even took a tour boat ride to some caves and a place called Ricks where anyone can jump off the cliffs! I would go there again and do the same stuff!!”.
Helen is survived by her husband, Lester; three children, Sheila Schuldt, Jason (Susan) Schuldt and Quincy Schuldt; five step children, Penny (Jim) Schook, John (Jodi) Schuldt, Rod (Stacey) Schuldt, Wade Schuldt and Shawn Schuldt; 14 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild; and a brother, Monte (Carole) Jost.