Helen Marion Reuter of Morgan Hill, Calif., daughter of former County Recorder, Marie Jahn, passed away peacefully Saturday, Sept. 13, 2008, with her 10 children by her side.
Helen was born in Merrill on Oct. 30, 1922, and lived in Le Mars for many years. In 1957, she and her husband Joseph (Fritz) moved to San Jose, Calif., then to nearby Morgan Hill, in 1974.
Helen was devoted to her family, the Catholic Church and the community throughout her life. She enjoyed traveling, playing cards and dominos, and going to the movies with friends. Her greatest joy was visiting with her children and their families.
Anyone who met Helen soon discovered what a giving, warm, caring, generous, and loving woman she was. She will be missed by all who knew her.
She is preceded in death by her husband of 57 years, and is survived by her 10 children, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren.
A mass was held at St. Catherine's Catholic Church in Morgan Hill on Wednesday, Sept. 17. She was laid to rest with her husband at the Los Gatos Memorial Park in San Jose.
Donations in her memory of Helen Reuter may be made to the St. Joseph's Church Building Fund, and mailed to 20 Sixth Ave. N.E., Le Mars, Iowa 51031.