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Helen Mae Ehresman

Helen Mae Ehresman

Helen Mae Ehresman, age 90, of Fowler, Illinois, died on Thursday, April 30, 2020 at 11:11 a.m. in Blessing Hospital. Helen was born in Tipton, Iowa on October 6, 1929, a daughter of David and Gladys (LaRue) Wordsworth. She married Donzel William Ehresman on January 25,1947. He preceded her in death on October 30, 1999.

Helen was a farmer's wife in eastern Iowa until retiring and moving to Quincy in 1993. Helen enjoyed encouraging others and loved spending time with her family. She was an active member of Madison Park Christian Church in Quincy, In addition to her family, Helen loved spending quality time with friends playing cards, board games and creating memories around a table. Helen spent time daily in God's Word, in prayer, and often said her favorite hobby was memorizing scripture.

Survivors include her five sons and their wives: Myron (Sue) Ehresman of Anamosa, IA; Bruce (Marlene) Ehresman of Ames, IA, Duane (Lynn) Ehresman of Oak Park, IL, Calvin (LuzAnia) of Costa Rica, Keith (Tamara) Ehresman of Quincy, IL; A sister, Naomi Conway and two brothers, David and James Wordsworth. Helen leaves a legacy of 15 Grandchildren, 28 Great-Grandchildren, 2 Great-Great Grandchildren, 3 new Great-Great Grandchildren to arrive this year, and many loving nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two sons, Kevin Ehresman in infancy and Leslie Ehresman, and a sister Doris Kessler.

With the current restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 epidemic, a private graveside service at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery in Cedar Rapids, IA is planned.

Memorials are suggested to Madison Park Christian Church and may be sent directly to the church at 4700 Broadway St, Quincy, IL 62305 or to Duker & Haugh Funeral Home at 823 Broadway Quincy, IL 62301. www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Roger & Jeanette Brickman
Fowler, IL
Comments:
Helen's passing is leaving a hole in our hearts the size of the Grand Canyon. She was the most deeply Christian woman we have ever known, and her love of God was exemplified in her everyday approach to life. We will miss her every day but are also grateful every day that she was our friend for over 25 years.
From:
Rose Hamann
Comments:
Helen was such a sweet, godly woman. I am so thankful I was able to do a Bible Study with her. She was a joy to be around and such an inspiration to others. She is smiling now that she is home with Jesus. Helen will be missed.
From:
Dale and Myrt Jeffrey
Anamosa, IA
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Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family in your time of loss. Helen will be missed by many of us.
From:
Jack Strother
Rigby, ID
Comments:
I grew up with Les and your family in Martelle, and Helen was like my second mom. With God together. Love and Prayers. God is All.
From:
DONNA BACHER
Cedar Rapids, IA
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. Helen was a wonderful lady and always so cheerful. Growing up near Martelle, I remember the family well.
From:
Elmer Fuller
St Peters, MO
Comments:
Helen’s love of the Lord is greatly appreciated. She blessed many though her presence and her gifts. I appreciate her support of Central Christian College if the Bible. May God make His love and hope glow in your hearts!