In Memory of Helen Wolken

Helen Wolken
Helen Wolken
Born: October 22, 1920
Died: January 9, 2015
Age: 94
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Helen Wolken
October 22, 1920 - January 9, 2015
From: Nevada, IA

Helen Wolken, age 94, of Nevada, Iowa, died Friday, January 9, 2015, at Story County Senior Care in Nevada.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at Memorial Lutheran Church in Nevada, with Pastor Myron Herzberg officiating.  Burial will be in the Nevada Municipal Cemetery.  Visitation will be held at the church on Tuesday one hour prior to services. 

Born October 22, 1920, in Story County, Iowa, Helen Margaret (Greiner) Wolken was the daughter of Gottlieb and Anna (Weber) Greiner.  She graduated from Colo High School.

On June 2, 1940, Helen married Wallace Gilbert “Wally” Wolken in State Center.  The couple farmed in Story County from 1941-63.

Helen worked in the restaurant business for many years and was known for her delicious pies.  She was a member of Memorial Lutheran Church and enjoyed golfing, playing cards, fishing, baking, and visits from her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Survivors include her daughter, Jacquelyn (Galen) Flynn of Colo; two grandsons, Todd VanScoy of Omaha, and Jason (Courtney) VanScoy of Lincoln, NE; four great-grandchildren; three step-grandsons; and a sister-in-law, Berneice Greiner of Colorado.

She was preceded in death by her husband Wally in 2005; her parents; a great-grandson, Nathan VanScoy; a brother, John Greiner; and a step-granddaughter, Melissa Viers.

Ryan Funeral Home of Nevada has been entrusted with the care of Helen and her family.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:34 PM
“Jackie and family,
We were so sorry to hear of Helen's passing. She was so kind to us throughout the stressful time of the sale of her home to us. We will never forget her kindness. Steve and Judy Hewitt

- Steve and Judy Hewitt
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 1:41 PM

Helen can now rejoin Wally and family. She and your dad were always so friendly and nice to be around.

Take care,

Robin (Tomlinson) Meester
- Robin (Tomlinson) Meester
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:54 AM
“Jackie and family our sympathy to all of you.
Marlin and I are out of town but will be thinking of you and all your family.
Take care and hugs to you,
Shirley and Marlin Klonglan”
- Shirley Klonglan
Tuesday, January 13, 2015 at 7:54 AM
“Very sorry for your loss. Helen was a wonderful lady. I enjoyed talking with her at the senior care. ”
- Mindy Braddy
Monday, January 12, 2015 at 1:18 PM
“Dear Jackie and family,

So sorry to hear of Aunt Helen's passing. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.
She was a very kind lady, who made the best salad dressing and pies.
Will always remember her driving all the aunt to St. Louis for a visit. All those girls could really get wound up.
Thinking of you,
Kent & Susan Stalzer Perrin
- Susan & Kent Perrin
Monday, January 12, 2015 at 9:38 AM
“Jacque and Galen.

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of loss. She was a great pie baker and a busy lady and
I know she will be missed by many people. ”
- Cyndie Heintz
Saturday, January 10, 2015 at 5:39 PM
“We think it is hard to loose a parent at any age. She had a wonderful life, and now she can join your dad once again. prayers for the family as you all go through this difficult time.

Hugs, Ron & Dianna”
- Ron & Dianna Haley
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10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Pastor Myron Herzberg


One hour prior to services
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Memorial Lutheran Church
Nevada, Iowa


Darlene Betts, Pianist


Nevada Municipal Cemetery
Nevada, Iowa