Helen A. Stickfort

Helen Anna Stickfort, 92, of Garnavillo, died Saturday, July 13, 2013, at her daughter's home in Cedar Rapids, where she lived for the past five months.

Visitation was before services at the church.

Funeral services were Tuesday, July 16, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Wayne Ellingson.

Interment was at Garnavillo Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Garnavillo.

Helen was born one of eleven children on Dec. 19, 1920, on the home farm west of McGregor.

Helen received her education from the country school near their home.  On Oct. 9, 1948, Helen married Verni Stickfort in Dubuque. This marriage blessed them with two children. Helen loved to garden, she enjoyed all children especially grand and great-grandchildren and all her nieces and nephews. Her favorite "hobby" would be to try and bake the perfect loaf of bread or cinnamon rolls and she and her daughter were ever in search of the perfect cup of coffee. 

Helen is survived by her daughter, Cindy (Lester) Engler of Cedar Rapids; five grandchildren, Derek (Brooke) Engler, Megan, Erica and Delta Stickfort, Chelsea (John) Hoerner; three great-grandsons, Henry, Charlie and Christian; step-grandchildren, Kip, Kim and Bob; three sisters, Donna Mae, Marcella and June and several nieces, nephews, family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Verni; son, Carl Stickfort; one step-grandson, Kyle; siblings, Stacia, Raymond, Thomas, James, Charles, Irene and Loretta.

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