A funeral service for Alvina Helmers, 95, of Algona, was held Wednesday, September 6, 2017, at 11:OO AM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona. Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.
Alvina Pauline Helmers was born November 5th, 1921, on the family farm near Lu Verne, daughter of Fred August and Emelie (Gronbach) Pergande. She attended country school near Lu Verne and did domestic work prior to her marriage.
Alvina married Reiner Helmers on September 22, 1939, in Livermore. They made their home in Algona and she cleaned the Algona Public Libraries for 39 years. Alvina was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting at the church, gardening, fishing, and sewing.
Alvina P. Helmers died Sunday, September 3, 2017, at the Algona Manor Care Center at the age of 95. She had been a resident there since June of 2013.
She is survived by two sons, Edwin Helmers and his wife Judy of Algona, and Marlyn Helmers and his wife Ann of Algona; a daughter-in-law, Viola Helmers of Algona; 7 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by 5 siblings; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband on August 9th, 1986; an infant son Kasjen; a son, Max Helmers; and 7 siblings.
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Aunt Alvina always greeted us with a smile on her face . She was a wonderful sister to our mother, Mary Ann Calkins and our Dad thought the world of her and Uncle Reiner . We miss her here on earth but look forward to the day we will be joined together with our Heavenly Father . With love from Linda Calkins, Beverly Lewis and LeRoy Calkins and our respective families
Our sincere sympathy to all the members of Alvina's family. We thank God that she became His child in Holy Baptism and was sustained in that faith through God's Word and the Lord's Supper. May God's peace rule in your hearts always!
With our love and prayers, Pastor Henry and Evelyn Friedrich
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