Funeral services were held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14 at Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee. Elder Henry Epperson will officiate. Burial took place at 3 p.m. on Tuesday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Parkersburg. Visitation was held on Monday night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Greenwood Funeral Home in Cherokee is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.
Helen was born in 1916 to William H. and Frances (Early) Wood in Dumont. She graduated from High School in 1935 in Waterloo, and worked for Hinson Mfg.
On Oct. 1, 1939, Helen married Gordon Christensen and they moved to Hampton, where their three children, David, Susan and Gregg were born. While in Hampton, Helen was an active member of Mother's Club and the Hospital Auxiliary.
Helen was raised in the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. After returning to Waterloo she served her Lord teaching Sunday school, bible school, being an active member of the Women's Dept. and volunteering for community organizations such as the Gophers and Gopherettes, the Food Bank, and others.
Preceding her in death were her husband in 1993, her son David in 2008, her son Gregg in 2010, her parents, her brothers and sisters, and an infant grandchild.
Helen was a gracious, quiet lady who taught by example. As she joins her Heavenly Father she will be missed by her earthly family and friends.
Helen is survived by her daughter Susan Paulsen and her husband Darrel of Cherokee; granddaughters: Jennifer Gaydo and her husband Tim of Cherokee, Traci Paulsen and her husband Joe D'Souza of Davenport, and Nicole Schuett and her husband Michael of Wauconda, Ill.; one daughter-in-law, Beth Auld and her daughter Sharon Christensen of New Port News, Va.; a grandson, Travis Stone of Waterloo; a grandson, Matthew Christensen; a grand-daughter, Cindy Christensen; and great-grandchildren: Kyle Sump, Kody Sump, Bailey Gaydo, Eleanor Schuett, Emma Schuett, and Ethan Christensen.