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12/26/2012 Email this articlePrint this article 
Helen Vaske
Helen C. Vaske
Helen C. Vaske, 91, of Edgewood died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Mass of resurrection is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29, at St. Mark Catholic Church, Edgewood.

Interment will be in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Greeley. Casketbearers will Dennis Vaske, Jeremy Vaske, Brian Turnis, Phil Knipper, Chad Steffen and Justin Vaske.

Visitation was 3-7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 28, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Edgewood; and also after 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the church.

Helen was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Greeley to Bernard "Ben" and Margaret Klosterman Funke. She was raised and attended school in Greeley.

She married Paul W. Vaske, May 27, 1941, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greeley. They farmed west of Greeley for 40 years, until they moved to town in November 1980. After living in Greeley, Helen moved to Yankee Settlement in Edgewood for a couple of years. She recently resided at Lincolnwood Assisted Living in Edgewood.

Helen was a past member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Greeley. She loved to play cards and quilt. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were her most prized possession.

Survivors include children, Jerry (Terri) Vaske of Tama, Verna Turnis of DeWitt, Janice (Dennis) Knipper of Greeley, Donna (Mike) Steffen of Earlville, Duane (Melanie) Vaske of Pella; a daughter-in-law, Verna Vaske of Plano, Texas; 19 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Charolette Mensen of Manchester, Esther Lechtenberg of Edgewood and Margie Reinert of Edgewood.

She was preceded in death by her husband, two sons, one son-in-law, three brothers and a sister.

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