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Helen M. Mendenhall

October 19, 1947 ~ October 10, 2021 (age 73) 73 Years Old


Helen M. Mendenhall, 73, of Cedar Rapids passed away on Sunday, Otober 10, 2021 at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids.

Her Celebration of Life will be held at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 19, 2021 at Springs of Life Church Fourth Square Gospel in Cedar Rapids. Dawson Funeral Services of Olin is caring for her family.

Helen Marie was born on October 19, 1947 in Cedar Rapids to George Anthony and Helen Marie (Platt) Van Dee Kerkove. She graduated from St. Ludmila Catholic School. For many years she worked as a TSA for the Cedar Rapids Airport. She also was employed at Souvenir Group making pens.

Helen had a very devoted relationship with God and enjoyed bible study. She was a loving mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was salt and light to all of those around her. Helen was loved and will be missed by everyone who knew her.

Those left to cherish her memories is her daughter Alicia Kosman of Mount Vernon, four grandchildren; Christy Pate, Devin Burns, Kelsey Kosman, Josey Kosman, three great-grandchildren Troy Cryder, Josiah Auston, Jeremiah Gardner and her siblings; Emily Ramirez of Sioux Falls, SD, Mildred McGuire of North English, Ann Berstler of Marengo, George Van Dee of Cedar Rapids, Florence Moellers of Cedar Rapids, Sarah Martens of Shellsburg and Carl Van Dee of Cedar Rapids.

She s preceded in death by her parents, son Mark and a son-in-law John Kosman.

Memorials may be directed to the family in his honor. Cards of condolences for the family may be directed to Dawson Funeral Services Attn: Helen Mendenhall Family, PO Box 258, Wyoming, Iowa 52362. 

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