Helen Grimes, Mabel, Minnesota formerly of West Union, Iowa, August 28, 2018

Helen Margaret Grimes, 99, of Eldorado, Iowa died Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at Green Lea Senior Living, Mabel, Minnesota.  Helen was born July 15, 1919 to Fritz and Ella (Neumann) Lauer in Eldorado, Iowa.  She was a lifetime member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado. Helen attended Eldorado Country School Dover #2 until 1933 then graduated in 1937 from West Union High School.

Helen married her high school sweetheart, Boyd Haldain Grimes, on April 20, 1938 at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Eldorado. She enjoyed farming with her husband, her chickens, gardening, cooking and baking.

After retiring from farming, they moved to a home in Eldorado where they resided until Haldain’s death in 2001. She then moved to Eastern Star Assisted Living in Decorah where she resided for 15 years.

Helen always had a smile for everyone.

Helen is survived by her children, Allen (Pat) Grimes of Holmen, Wisconsin and Cheryl (Ron) Flaa of Lanesboro, Minnesota; daughter-in-law, Janice Grimes of Decorah, Iowa; thirteen grandchildren; twenty-one great grandchildren; several great great grandchildren; sister, Luella “Tudy” Meyer of Ft. Atkinson, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Helen was preceded in death by her husband, Haldain on July 17, 2001; son, Kenneth Grimes; brother, Oliver Lauer; sister, Iva Sampson; brothers-in-law, George Meyer, Milferd Sampson, Elvin Grimes, Gary Grimes and Andy John Grimes.

Visitation will be Thursday, August 30, 2018 from 4-7 pm at Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Friday.

Funeral Services will be at 10:00 am on Friday, August 31, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, Eldorado, Iowa with Rev. Ginny Olson as the Officiant.

Inurnment will be at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at St. Peter Lutheran Cemetery, Eldorado, Iowa.

Burnham-Wood-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, West Union, Iowa is helping the family with the arrangements.

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