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Helen M. Bendixen Fall
September 1, 1929–April 15, 2010
Helen M. Fall, 80, of Olin, Iowa, died Thursday, April 15, 2010, at the Anamosa Care Center, Anamosa, Iowa.
A celebration of her life was held on Monday, April 19, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin, with the Rev. Wendell Debner officiating. Burial was held at Antioch Cemetery, rural Anamosa, Iowa. Friends called from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday at Lahey Funeral Home in Olin.
Helen was born September 1, 1929, in Oxford Junction, Iowa, to Werner and Margaret Bendixen. She was raised in rural Oxford Junction and graduated from Oxford Junction High School.
Helen married Wrenden Fall. She, along with her husband Wrenden, raised their four sons in Olin. They also operated their family business in Olin. She was a homemaker and for ten years worked on the assembly line at Sheller Globe in Iowa City.
Helen was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Olin. She loved to spend time with her family and grandkids.
She is survived by her four sons, David (Connie) Fall of Olin, Randy (Marty) Fall of Anamosa, Michael Fall and Steve Fall of Olin. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Tim (Kim) Fall, Tasha Fall Erickson, Heather (Matt) Van Trump, David (Cari) Fall, Becky (Sam) Chittenden, Danny (Tara) Bonner, Chad (Amber) Fall, Mike (Melinda) Fall and Matt (Brenna) Fall; eighteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild; her sisters and brothers, Hans (Shirley) Bendixen, Anna Marie Entsminger, Sylvia (Eldon) Rickels, Richard (Arlene) Bendixen, Margaret Stickley, Evelyn (Jim) Heinsius, Chrystal (Steve) Klatt, and Chris Bendixen; a brother-in-law, Verlin (Mary) Fall; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wrenden, her parents, Werner and Margaret Bendixen, a brother, Werner Bendixen and a sister-in-law, Carol Bendixen.
Her winning smile and great sense of humor will be missed by all who loved her.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 23 April 2010


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