Helen B. Dietzenbach

Friday, October 28, 2016 2:21 pm

Helen B. Dietzenbach, 89, of St. Lucas, died Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016, at the Ossian Senior Hospice, Ossian. Visitation was Thursday, Oct. 27, from 4-7 p.m. at St. Luke Catholic Church, St. Lucas, with a rosary at 4 pm. There also was a one-hour visitation before Mass time at the church Friday. Mass of Christian Burial was at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at St. Luke Catholic Church, St. Lucas, with Rev. Msgr. John Dietzenbach as the celebrant. Burial followed at St. Luke Catholic Church Cemetery, St. Lucas. Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, helped the family with arrangements.

Helen was born Sept. 13, 1927, to August and Theresa (Schmitt) Hageman on the family farm near Festina. Helen was united in marriage with Francis Dietzenbach Aug. 30, 1948, at St. Aloysius Catholic Church in Calmar. Six children were born to this union. She worked at Atwood Manufacturing and the White House in St. Lucas. Helen enjoyed canning, growing flowers, gardening, crocheting, quilting, embroidery, playing golf and fishing. She was a member of Catholic Order of Foresters.

Helen is survived by her six children: Levern (Cathy Binner) Dietzenbach of Rochester, Minn., Rev. Msgr. John Dietzenbach of Ellicott City, Md., Lois (Donald) Dowd of Fredricksburg, Luann (Allan) Schmitt of Ossian, Mark (Debra) Dietzenbach of Fort Atkinson and Glenn (Kristina) Dietzenbach of Des Moines; 13 grandchildren: Matthew Dietzenbach, Dana Dowd, Derrick (Tricia) Dowd, Sharon (Joseph) Arentz, Christine Dowd, Jenny (Phil) O’Brien, Kristen (Javier) Guzman, Alyssa (Robert) Bullerman, Nathan Dietzenbach, Allison Dietzenbach, Emily Dietzenbach, Nicole Dietzenbach and Jackson Dietzenbach; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers: Delbert Hageman, Eugene Hageman and Robert (Joann) Hageman; and in-laws: Delores Hageman, Joyce Hageman, Urban (Lucy) Dietzenbach, Marie Huber and Louise Dietzenbach.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Francis; parents, August and Theresa Hageman; five brothers: Leonard, Francis, Louis, Augustine and Cornilius; one sister, Marie Brincks; and numerous other family members.

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