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Helen Walz Yackle, 1919-2005

YACKLE, WALZ, SLAUGHTER, JAMES, KING, WEE

Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 4/22/2009 at 07:51:20

Helen Mathilda Walz, the daughter of Charles F. "C. F." and Adelphine (Dietrich) Walz, was born October 6, 1919, in Fenton, Iowa. She passed away Wednesday, April 13, 2005, at Rosewood Manor in Estherville, Iowa, at the age of 85 years, six months and seven days.

Helen attended elementary school in rural Fenton. Later the family moved to Estherville and she graduated from Estherville High School in 1938.

On August 2, 1941, she was united in marriage to Edward Slaughter in Missouri. Helen has lived most of her life in Estherville. On July 18, 1953, she was united in marriage to Glen Yackle in Fairmont, Minnesota. They made their home in Estherville. She was employed as a legal secretary for Northwestern Bell in the local office and also worked at Hill Packing Company in Estherville as a secretary for a time. In 1958, Helen went to work in the Emmet County Recorders Office and later transferred to the Emmet County Assessors Office, where she remained until she retired in 1985. Glen died November 11, 1997.

She was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church and VFW Post 3388 Auxiliary both in Estherville.

Grateful for having shared Helen's life are her daughter, Janyce James and her husband, Bill of Milford, Iowa; one granddaughter, Keli King of Sheldon, Iowa; brother-in-law, Merlyn Wee of Estherville; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding Helen in death were her husband; an infant son; an infant granddaughter; three sisters, Carol Walz, Esther Hennick and Arlene Wee; and two brothers, William and Hilbert.


 

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