Born: May 19, 1915
Died: August 22, 2015
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee. There will be a rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday followed by a 7 p.m. prayer service at the funeral home.
French Horn-Kelsey Struck
I.C. Funeral Choir
Garfield Township Cemetery
The family requests that memorial be made to the Catholic Daughters of America Cherokee Chapter or the Cherokee Regional Hospice.
In Memory of
Helen Monica Struck
Helen Monica Thompson Struck, daughter of Alice and James Thompson was born on May 19, 1915 in Ayrshire, Iowa.
She attended Aryshire Sacred Heart School before her folks moved to a farm near Webb, Iowa. She finished her education at Garfield Township School, graduating in 1933. She was employed at O'Brien's Grocery store previous to her marriage to Raymond Leroy Struck on September 1, 1937.
Their first home was at the Struck farm by Webb, in a home built by Raymond's dad. Five daughters and five sons soon followed. During their married years they lived in 10 different homes, four different towns, ending up in Cherokee in 1964, where Helen resided until her death.
Only her strong faith superseded her love for her husband and her children. She was an extremely open minded lady who taught everyone around her the virtues of kindness, thoughtfulness, faith and love. Piano playing was another of her loves and favorite pastimes and one of her joys of life.Her love for cooking and baking will always be remembered by all who knew her, especially the IC school students, family and friends, who especially were delighted with her homemade bread, buns and cinnamon rolls.
Helen is survived by her 10 children, Jeanine Valentine, Cherokee Iowa, Alice Sanchez, Golden, Co., Karen (Dennis) Fay, Churdan, Ia., Marilyn Steinkamp, Wichita, Ks., Frances (Bernie) Proczak, Storm Lake, Ia., Paul (Darla) Cherokee, IA. Giles (Jan) Omaha, Ne., John Wayne(Marsha), Biloxi, Ms. Ronnie(Denise) Storm Lake, Ia., Mark (Deanna), Council Bluffs, Ia. , 100 grand, great, and great-great grandchildren, 2 brothers, Emmet and Jerry Thompson, 3 sisters-in-law, a brother-in-law, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, sons-in-law, Troy Valentine Sr. and Danny Steinkamp, granddaughter Teresa Proczak Lamoureux, her parents, 9 brothers and 5 sisters and several brothers in law and sisters in law.
Greenwood Funeral Home
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