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Helen Waidelich

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Helen F. Waidelich age 92 of Nashua, Iowa died Friday, December 12, 2014, at the Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community in Waverly. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the United Methodist Church in Nashua. Interment will be at a later date. Friends may greet the family 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home - Olson Chapel in Nashua. Visitation continues an hour prior the service at the church on Tuesday. Helen Faye Waidelich was born August 7, 1922, on the family farm in Floyd County, IA, the daughter of Edwin and Mildred (Waite) Bonzer. She received her education in Nashua graduating from the Nashua High School in 1939. After graduation she attended Hamilton business College. She worked at Solar Aircraft Company in Des Moines where she later met her future husband. On June 7, 1945, at the United Methodist Church in Nashua, she married Loren Watters and they resided in West Des Moines. To this union two children were born. In early 1963, the family moved to St. Paul, MN, until the sudden passing of Loren on February 22, 1964. Helen then moved her family back to Nashua. She worked briefly at the Nashua Community Schools in the dietary department then went to work for the Nashua Equity as a bookkeeper until her retirement in August of 1984. In November of 1974, Helen married George Waidelich. George later died on January 1, 1976. Over the years, Helen enjoyed reading, making many ceramic pieces, painting, quilting, working at church functions and socializing with her friends. She loved playing cards with her brother and later her close friends. She was always a kind and loving person and enjoyed being with her family. She loved her grandchildren most of all. She met her new three week old great-grandson two days before her death. Survivors include her daughter, Kathy (Bryan) Pieper of Solon, IA; her son, Thomas (Marvlyn) Watters of Waverly; two grandchildren, Sarah (Luke) Leonard of Iowa City, Peter Watters of Berkeley, CA; great-grandson, Alexander Leonard; sister-in-law, Peggy Bonzer of Nashua; four nephews, four nieces and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents, both her husbands; two brothers, Stanley Bonzer, Gordon Bonzer; nephew, Gary Bonzer.

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  1. Our sincere sympathy to Helen’s family. We only got to know her the last few years. She was a great lady and always looked like one. May God’s peace be with all of you. Clifford & Verna Wiebke

  2. My deepest condolences to the Bonzer & Waidelich families. Helen was a lovely lady. She & Mother were good friends. Rest in Peace, Dear Friend.

  3. Kathy, Tom, and family…so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. I have wonderful childhood memories of going to your house….just down the block from our house….and watching Dark Shadows with Kathy. She always made me feel welcome. Or the time she let me stay with you while my parents went to Colorado for my uncle’s funeral. Your mom was such a wonderfully nice person. I know my mom thought very highly of her, too. One of the first things I think of is her warm smile. My sympathy to you all. May all the wonderful memories help you through this difficult time. Peace to you all. Love, Jacki Wright

  4. My Mom just lost a close friend – the Olson’s have you and Helen in our prayers……..May She Rest in Peace’

  5. Tom and Marv, We are so sorry to hear of Helen’s passing. It is never easy letting a loved one go. Be comforted that she is with God now, and smiling down on her beautiful family! I didn’t know Helen, but by knowing Tom, there is no doubt she was a very good person. Cherish your memories! Dave, Barb, Tom, Caroline, and Jackson Litterer

  6. So very sorry to hear of Aunt Helen’s passing. A good woman. A great aunt. She will be missed by many.


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