Gwen Helle


Gwen Helle, 37, of Dubuque, died Sunday, July 12, 2020 at Mercy One Medical Center in Dubuque.

A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, July 17, 2020 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Anamosa. Rev. Nick March officiated. The family greeted friends from 4-7 p.m. Thursday, July 16, 2020 at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa.

Burial was held in Holy Cross Cemetery, Anamosa.

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Gwen Mary Helle was born Jan. 16, 1983 in Manchester, the daughter of George and Connie (Soppe) Helle. She attended Dubuque Hempstead High School and graduated from Dubuque Senior High School in 2004. She lived in Dubuque for 22 years and was very attached to her Hills and Dales family. Gwen enjoyed watching sports, spending time outdoors, and drinking her Pepsi and coffee. She loved to spend time with her family when they came to visit her in Dubuque, or when she returned for family gatherings.

She is remembered by her parents George and Connie, Anamosa, her siblings Audrey (Barry) Rutan, Anamosa, Becky (Laine) Goldsmith, Anamosa, Sonya (Mike) Maloney, Anamosa, Jennifer (John) Hinz, Anamosa, Daryl Helle, Cordova, Tenn., Marcia (Dan) Scofield, Anamosa, Tammy (Dennis) Michael, Fruitland, Karl (Sarah) Helle, Monticello, Jessie (Bruce Miell) Helle, Anamosa, and Colleen (Kyle) Weber, Anamosa, by her nieces and nephews Alisha, Nichole, Riley, Sebastian, Taylor, Lexie, Kelsey, Olivia, Brody, Ashtyn, Tenley, Jadalyn, and Ryker, as well as by several aunts and uncles.

She was preceded in death by her sister and brother-in-law Wanda and Dave Eilers and her grandparents Reynold and Albertha Soppe, George and Sedalla Helle and Joan Helle.

The family would like to thank everyone at Hills and Dales and Mercy One Medical Center for the loving care Gwen received.

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