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“So sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She was a sweet lady and I remember waiting on her at Norm's. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Shelli Minor - La Quinta, CA

“I remember going to the farm with Nick and Addy when I was younger. Helen and Wilbur always had the freezer stocked with ice cream bars and the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Lucy Baker (Greuniesen) - Akron, IA

“prayers are with you at this time ”
3 of 9 | Posted by: Colleen Hay - Fort Dodge, IA

“I am very blessed to have met Helen! I am sending my thoughts and prayers to the entire family. SG ”
4 of 9 | Posted by: Suzie Greuniesen

“I enjoyed working with her .she was wonderful lady. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: dee stoneburner - fort dodge, IA

“Adeline, Norman (Norm), Larry, Ron and Dave and your respective spouses & families.I have fond memories of your mother. I regret not seeing your...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Richard and Pam Vegors - Mesa, AZ

“I remember so many good memories of Helen. She will be so sadly missed by so many people. She was a wonderful woman. Our Thoughts and prayers are...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Frankie & Jim West - Dayton, IA

“You may not remember me, but I so remember your Mom from the reunions. Your Mom and Arlene would sit off and visit, go have a smoke and then come...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Vickie Bloomquist Angell - Mesa, AZ

“Kind caring aunt that we always enjoyed and looked forward to visiting at our William's Reunion. Fond memories when my dad was alive, at Helen,and...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Wayne Williams - IA - Family

Helen J. Woodle, 84, passed away on Monday, June 13, 2016, at her home in Lehigh.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, June 17, 2016, at the Christian Church in Lehigh. Pastor Richard Laird will officiate. Burial will be at West Lawn Cemetery in Lehigh. Visitation will be Thursday, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Dayton. For online obituaries & condolences visit:

Helen Jean Williams was born on July 2, 1931, in Boone, Iowa, the daughter of Norman and Wilma (Anderson) Williams. She attended Boone schools.

On March 29, 1947, Helen was united in marriage to Wilbur Eugene Woodle in Webster City. The couple made their home in the Burnside/Lehigh area. Helen worked at the DeKalb Research Farm in Dayton from 1962 until retiring in 2002.

Helen was a member of the Christian Church in Lehigh. She belonged to the Lehigh Women's Club, Sr. Citizens Center serving noon meals on Monday's, and was active in the annual Lehigh River Days Celebration where she sold tickets for many years. She enjoyed having coffee with friends, card games in downtown Lehigh, and bowling tournaments and also in the Dayton League. Helen was well known for her famous peanut butter fudge and Christmas cookie packages during the holidays.

Helen is survived by one daughter, Adeline (Nick) Greuniesen of Sioux City, Iowa; four sons, Norman (Collette) Woodle of Stratford, Iowa, Larry (Barbara) Woodle of Omaha, Nebraska, Ron (Kim) Woodle of Duncombe, Iowa, and Dave Woodle also of Duncombe, Iowa; 13 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-grandson; and one sister, Dort Thompson of Nevada, Iowa; as well as many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Wilbur Woodle on April 14, 2006, granddaughter, Kacie Woodle, one sister, Marge Scalia, and three brothers, Lyle, Rick, and Zeldon Williams.