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Krambeer, Helen Fannie (Henkes) 1918-2004


Posted By: Mary Durr (email)
Date: 1/24/2008 at 20:33:41

Helen Krambeer

Decorah newspaper

Helen Krambeer, 86, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, in the Good Samaritan Center in Waukon.

Funeral services were held Monday, Dec. 27 at 11 a.m. at the Community Presbyterian Church in Postville. The Reverend Gary Catterson officiated.

Organist was Beverly Bacon.

Casketbearers were Ronald Fox, Eugene Schutte, Cleo Heying, Willard Miene, Lester Frederich, Bob Plaht, and Eric Meyer.

Honorary Casketbearers were her grandchildren.

Burial was in Postville Cemetery at Postville. The Schutte Funeral and Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Helen Fannie (Henkes) Krambeer was born Aug. 24, 1918, in Wagner Township, Clayton County, south of Luana, Iowa, to Monroe Henkes and Louise (Wagner) Henkes.

Helen Krambeer was baptized in St. John Lutheran Church at Farmersburg. She attended the Gooding School near her home and worked as a hired girl for many of the neighbors.

September 16, 1936 she was married to Arno Krambeer at the Little Brown Church by the Reverend William Kent.

To this union four children were born. April 2, 1944 she along with her husband became members of the Community Presbyterian Church in Postville.

She enjoyed sewing and made quilts and pillows for her family. She also had a doll collection and made clothing for the dolls as well.

Helen Krambeer was a historian of sorts as was evidenced by the family pictures hanging on the wall and her collection of newspaper clippings.

She was a member of the Grand Meadow Country Club and the Presbyterian Women’s Association.

In 1980 she received a pin from the United Presbyterian Church for her work in the women’s group.

She is survived by three daughters: Joyce (Richard) Riggle, Grand Marais, Minn., Rita (Don) Anderson, Postville and Nancy (Ed) Engelhardt, Luana, and a son, Stanley Krambeer, Luana; 10 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; two brothers: Alton Henkes, Elkader, and Calvin (Shirley) Henkes, Farmersburg and three sisters-in-law, Glenda Henkes, Monona, Evelyn Meyer, Postville, and Rosalyn Krambeer, Postville.

Helen Krambeer was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Arno, who died in 1963; a great-grandson; a brother, Vernis Henkes; two sisters: Alberta Rolland and Marietta (Virgil) Scheffert; brothers-in-law Lawrence (Olga) Krambeer, Elmer Krambeer, and Dale Meyer, and sisters-in-law Helen (Lawrence) Bollman and Ellen (Gerhardt) Koopman.


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