Greenwood Funeral Home
In Memory Of Helen M. Christensen
Helen M. Christensen
Helen M. Christensen
Born: August 17, 1916
Died: December 10, 2010
Age: 94
Helen M. Christensen
August 17, 1916 - December 10, 2010
Helen was born in 1916 to William H. and Frances (Early) Wood in Dumont, Iowa. She graduated from High School in 1935 in Waterloo, IA, and worked for Hinson Mfg.

On October 1, 1939, Helen married Gordon Christensen and they moved to Hampton, Iowa, where their three children, David, Susan and Gregg were born. While in Hampton, Helen was an active member of Motherís Club and the Hospital Auxiliary.

Helen was raise in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After returning to Waterloo she served her Lord teaching Sunday school, bible school, being an active member of the Womenís Dept. and volunteering for community organizations such as the Gophers and Gopherettes, the Food Bank, and others.

Helen is survived by her daughter Susan Paulsen and her husband Darrel of Cherokee, IA; grand-daughters: Jennifer Gaydo and her husband Tim of Cherokee, IA, Traci Paulsen and her husband Joe DíSouza of Davenport, IA, and Nicole Schuett and her husband Michael of Wauconda, IL; one daughter-in-law, Beth Auld and her daughter Sharon Christensen of New Port News, VA; a grandson, Travis Stone of Waterloo, IA; a grandson, Matthew Christensen; a grand-daughter, Cindy Christensen; and great-grandchildren: Kyle Sump, Kody Sump, Bailey Gaydo, Eleanor Schuett, Emma Schuett, and Ethan Christensen.



Preceding her in death were her husband in 1993, her son David in 2008, her son Gregg in 2010, her parents, her brothers and sisters, and an infant grand-child.



Helen was a gracious, quiet lady who taught by example. As she joins her Heavenly Father she will be missed by her earthly family and friends

Condolences
Tuesday, December 28, 2010
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Saturday, December 11, 2010
Aunt Helen will be missed. She was like a second mom to me as it was her who pushed me to finish school. She was a lady and always had a smile...I loved her very much...
Donald L. Saul


SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Tuesday, December 14, 2010, at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Elder Henry Epperson
CASKET BEARERS
Joseph D'Souza
Timothy Gaydo
Michael Schuett
Kyle Sump
Kody Sump
Travis Stone
VISITATION
Visitation will be held Monday night from 6:00-8:00 P.M.
MUSIC
'There's an Old, Old Path'
'How Great Thou Art'
INTERMENT
Oak Hill Cemetery
Parkersburg, Iowa
Burial will be at 3:00 P.M. Tuesday afternoon.
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