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Dea, Helen Marcine (Osbahr) (1923 – 2023)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 1/27/2023 at 16:09:38

Name of deceased: Helen Marcine Dea (nee Osbahr)

Aged: 99 yrs, 6 mo, 3 days

Residence: Prairie Gate Senior Living, Council Bluffs, IA

Born: July 9, 1923; rural Shelby County, IA

Died: Jan. 12, 2023; Prairie Gate Senior Living, Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, IA

Funeral services: Mass of Christian Burial: Thursday, Jan. 19, 2023; St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Neola, IA; burial was in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery, Neola, IA

Survived by: Children, Marcine (spouse, Don) Blake of Stanton, IA, Robert (spouse, Tami Shellberg) Dea, John “Mike” (spouse, Sally) Dea, and James (spouse, JoAnne) Dea, all of Minden, IA, Patricia (spouse, Tom) Honeywell of Shelby, IA, Richard (spouse, Delores) Dea of Ellington, MO, Rebecca Dyer of Carlisle, IA, Cecelia Dea of Des Moines, IA, Daniel Dea of Walnut, IA, Philip (spouse, Marie) Dea of Minden, IA, Laurie Dea of Shelby, IA, and William “Bill” Dea of Oakland, IA; brother, Dean Krutzfeldt of Council Bluffs, IA; 36 grandchildren; 53 great-grandchildren; 20 great-great-grandchildren; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Henry and Prudence Rebekah (nee Cushing) Osbahr; husband, John Francis Dea (deceased March 12, 2010); twin daughters, Diane and Delores Dea; grandsons, John Dea, Trevor Dea, and Joshua Dea; brothers, Henry Osbahr, Harold Osbahr, Orville Osbahr, Merle Osbahr, and Lloyd Osbahr; sisters, Ada Pauley and Evelyn Lang

Education: Attended country school in Shelby County, IA, until she was 7 when she lost both of her parents; she was then raised by Emil and Hanna Meves of Avoca, IA and attended Avoca public schools. She graduated from Avoca High School Class, Class of 1940.

Religious affiliation: Member, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Neola, IA

Military service: n/a

Marriage: John Francis Dea; March 19, 1945; Papillion, NE

Employment: Farmer’s wife; she and John retired from farming in 1984, and then she worked at the Copper Kettle Restaurant near Minden, IA for several years.

Hobbies/Interests: Enjoyed quilting, particularly with other women from church; member, Friendship Seniors Club in Shelby, IA; cooking, baking, canning produce from her garden

Sources: harlanonline.com; kjan.com; burmeisterjohannsen.com


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