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Beverly Arlys Helgren

Beverly Arlys Helgren

March 11, 1931 - October 22, 2017

Thompson – Beverly Arlys Helgren, 86, of Thompson, died Sunday, October 22, 2017 at her home.

Visitation will be held 4:00 – 6:00 P.M. Thursday, October 26, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church in Thompson and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.

Funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. Friday, October 27, 2017 at Bethany Lutheran Church, 183 2nd Ave. East, Thompson, Iowa with Pastor Judy Wozniak officiating.

Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery in Thompson.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the donor's choice of donation.

Beverly Arlys Helgren was born March 11, 1931 in rural Hancock County, Iowa the daughter of Harold E. and Ruth E. (Lenz) Haberkamp. She attended and graduated from Garner Schools. She continued her education at Waldorf College.

She was married to Ernest Jean Helgren in 1951 at the Peace Reformed Church in Garner, Iowa, to this union, four children were born. In her earlier years she worked at the Hancock County Bank and was a long-time custodian at Bethany Lutheran Church in Thompson. She also helped out with the family construction business. Beverly loved working with her hands. She enjoyed gardening and had a large strawberry patch for many years. In her free-time she loved quilting and embroidering. Beverly enjoyed spending time with her family and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Beverly is survived by her children; Shirley (Curtis) Anderson of Garner, Palmer Helgren of Thompson and Harlan (Debi) Helgren of Fairfax, MN; grandchildren, Nathan (Luz) Anderson of Altoona, Melissa (Nathan) Noland of Bondurant, Amanda (Andy) Braun of Altoona, Erika (Brett) Burkhart of Ankeny and Erin Helgren of Denver, CO; great-grandchildren, Kristian, Wesely, Olivia, Nyah, Etta, Walter, Anderson, Carrissa and Christopher; sister, Bethel Lemke and husband Ferd and sister-in-law, Helen Trenhaile.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ernest Jean in 2004; son, Edward W. in 2003; brothers-in-law, Marvin and wife Kathy Helgren, Clark Trenhaile and Gordon and Alpha Vail.

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