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Viola C. Hellmann

March 29, 1920 — April 24, 2007


March 29, 1920
Gaza, Iowa

April 24, 2007
Paullina, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Friday, April 27, 2007
Zion Lutheran Church, Paullina, Iowa
Rev. Daniel Wagner, officiating

“My God and I”
“Be Still My Soul”
Sung by: Fred Schuknecht
Organist: Alice Fintel

Mark Sickelka Doug Sickelka
Allen Schuknecht William Frerk
Eugene Wallin Lyle Wallin

Prairie View Cemetery
Paullina, Iowa
Graveside Service at 10:30 A.M.

Arrangements under the care of
Gaudian~Eldridge Funeral Home, Paullina, Iowa

After today’s service, relatives and friends
are invited to join the family in the
fellowship hall of the church.

Viola Kathryn Clara Hellmann, the daughter of William and Mary (Menke) Dau, was born on March 29, 1920 near Gaza, Iowa.
Viola was baptized and later confirmed at the Zion Lutheran Evangelical & Reformed Church, Calumet, Iowa. She attended the Gaza Consolidated School, graduating with honors in 1937.
Viola and Edward Hellmann were married in Calumet on October 5, 1940. After their marriage they lived on the family farm east of Germantown. To this union three children were born. Viola was active in Ladies Aid and PTA while a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Germantown, later becoming a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Paullina. She began working in the Paullina Bakery in the mid 60’s and continued to work there for 18 years. Her life was filled with music, especially playing piano and dancing. She also enjoyed embroidering, quilting, gardening and cooking.
Edward passed away in January 1975. Viola continued to live on the family farm until 1983 when she moved to Paullina. She became a resident of the Paullina Care Center in 1999 and passed away on April 24, 2007 at the care center at the age of 87 years and 26 days.
Throughout her life, she was known for her friendly smile, strong faith and perseverance.
She is survived by her most cherished treasure of family including children: Julene and Jon Swenson of Stillwater, MN, Joel and Pat Hellmann of Sutherland, IA, and Sheryl and Les Fiddelke of Paullina, IA; her grandchildren: Michael Hellmann, Sara Jo Swenson, Melissa and Chris Sweeney, Amy and Mark Freeman and Aaron and Brooke Fiddelke; her great grandchildren: McKenzie, Dakota, Dallas and Ariel Hellmann, Brea, Taralyn and Abby Sweeney, Brooke, Trent and Cade Freeman, MiKayla and Trevor Fiddelke and Nicholas Rhodes. She is also survived by her beloved nieces and nephews and her Paullina Care Center roommate and friend, Mamie Witt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sisters, Edna Sickelka, Welma Frerk and Alvie Frerk, two infant brothers and her dear nephew, Donald Sickelka.
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