Helen M. Brown
A funeral service for Helen Brown was held on Monday, February 1, 2021 at the First Presbyterian Church in Armstrong. Reverend Suzanne Wobig was the officiant. Helen was laid to rest at the Armstrong Grove Cemetery. Henry-Olson was in charge of the arrangements.
Helen Mae Brown, the daughter of DeWitt and Lillian (Thompson) Grussing was born April 10, 1930 in Kansas City, Kansas. She died on Thursday, January 28, 2021 at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa at the age of 90.
She received her education at Venice High School in California. Three days after graduation, she moved with her family to the family farm near Armstrong in Kossuth County.
On September 3, 1950 she was united in marriage to Wilfred Brown in Armstrong. The couple made their home in Armstrong. Wilfred died in 1990.
Over the years Helen worked in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive, B&M grocery store, Quaker Oats, the PX on the Marine base, the Shaperal Restaurant, Carlson Photography, and worked on the family farm. She enjoyed traveling, visiting National Parks, sewing, baking, oil painting, wood carving, reading, crocheting, knitting, and all sorts of crafts.
She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church where she was active in the ladies group. Helen also started the Peppy Pals 4-H Club where she was a leader for many years.
Left to cherish Helen’s memory are her children; Janet (Mark) Tedford of Des Moines, Marilyn (Steve) Klinghammer of Reinbeck, and Gary (Dawn) Brown of Armstrong; 8 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, great granddaughter, parents, brother Warren Grussing, sister-in-law Joan Grussing, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Melvin and Muriel Brown.