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Helen Monica Struck

May 19, 1915 — August 22, 2015

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 Only her strong faith superseded her love for her husband and her children.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.
SERVICES
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee.
OFFICIATING
Father Dan Guenther
CASKET BEARERS
Troy Valentine Pat Fay Mike Fay Kevin Fay David Fay Shane Steinkamp Chad Steinkamp Adam Struck Alex Struck Tyler Struck Jacob Struck Brett Struck
VISITATION
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.
MUSIC
Organist-Charlotte Groves Pianist-Hilary Petula French Horn-Kelsey Struck Vocalists-Tyler Struck I.C. Funeral Choir
INTERMENT
Garfield Township Cemetery Webb, Iowa The family requests that memorial be made to the Catholic Daughters of America Cherokee Chapter or the Cherokee Regional Hospice.
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