OBITUARY - HELEN JEAN (WIMER) HEGLAND
Helen Jean Hegland was born April 19, 1928 in Ringgold county, Iowa. She was the daughter of John M. and Frances (SMITH)
WIMER. Helen Jean died suddenly at her home in Des Moines, Iowa on February 23, 2000 at the age of 71 years.
Helen was married to Beverly Allan HEGLAND. Helen Jean moved to Des Moines in 1946 and she worked at FW Woolworth's,
downtown Des Moines.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother Howard WIMER; and sisters: Gladys COLLINS, Vera WIMER, Hazel BEAR,
Leona WIMER and Irene CRIGLER.
Helen Jean is survived by her children: Bill HEGLAND of West Des Moines, Kenneth HEGLAND and Sandra LUCE both of Des
Moines and Susan WILKERSON of Portland, Oregon; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Alice
FLETCHER of Creston, Iowa and Ruth SALTZMAN; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Services were held on Saturday, February 26, 2000 at Wilson-Watson & Armstrong Funeral Home of Mount Ayr with Reverend
John BRILLO officiating. Casket bearers were Brian HEGLAND, Allan HEGGS, Jim PUGH, Sean McCUBBIN, Jerry WIMER and Ed
Helen was laid to rest in the Rose Hill Cemetery, Mount Ayr.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, March of 2010
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