Lenox Time Table
Wednesday September 20, 2000
OBITUARY ~ HELEN IRENE FREDRICKSEN (SOUDEK) OVERHOLSER
Helen Irene Fredricksen Overholser, daughter of Andrew and Anne Soudek
Fredricksen was born June 16, 1908 in Schuyler, Neb., and departed this life
as we know it Sept. 3, 2000 at the Clearview Home in Clearfield at the age of
92 years, 2 months, and 18 days.
On Nov. 8, 1928 Helen was united in holy matrimony to Stanley Clayton
Creston, Iowa after having been childhood sweethearts. Together they lived on
farms around Diagonal until moving into town in 1962. Helen and Stanley then
worked together for the next six years operating the telephone exchange in
Diagonal until manual dialing was installed.
Helen was a member of the Christian Church in Clearfield.
Helen and Stanley are parents of four daughters; Barbara Ellen Tjaden (husband
William) of Titonka, Iowa; Bessie Ann Austin (husband Eddie) of Diagonal;
Betty Lou McCombs (husband Delbert) of Knoxville, Iowa; and Bonnie Belle
Fletcher (husband Ed) of Diagonal.
Preceding Helen in death are her husband, parents, one granddaughter, one
grandson, one infant at birth, three brothers, one sister, and one
Surviving her in death are her four daughters; nine grandchildren; Randy
Tjaden and wife Lisa of Titonka, IA., Terry Ng and husband Wing of Kansas
City, Mo., Mike Austin and his wife Vicki of Sauk Centre, Minn., Dixie Baker
and husband Bruce of Audubon, Becky Stamps and husband Steven of Diagonal,
Lyle Turner and wife Liz of Santa Fe, CA., Terry Oye of Knoxville, IA., Tenlea
Reyes and husband Alex of Knoxville, IA., Britt Fletcher and wife Lisa of Red
Colo., and Shawna Fletcher and Roy Davenport of Diagonal.
There are also 19 great grandchildren, Stephen, David and Jacob Tjaden,
Allyson and William Ng, Shane and Kerry Austin, Amy Schultes, Kykne and Jason
Stamps, Brandy Starmer, Braden Westfall, Tashi and Trevin Oye, Justin and Tate
Dillon, Aaron and Megan Davenport, ten great great grandchildren; Melissa
Austin, Taran, Adam, and Miranda Austin, Devin and Amber Westfall, Devin,
Cede, Megan and Brooke Starmer; three sister-in-laws; Vyletta Schott of
Doris Fredricksen of Creston, Leona Overholser, Clearview Home, Mt. Ayr, in
addition to many relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held at the Christian Church of Clearfield, on Sept. 6,
2000. Officiating was Rev. Eydie Stephens. Music was provided by Mrs. Claire
Newton and Curt Turner. Casket bearers included Richard Hammond, John
Whittington, J.P. Whittington, Billy Bently, Charles Morris, and Clint
Honorary pallbearers were; Randy Tjaden, Wing Ng, Mike Austin, Steven Stamps,
Bruce Baker, Terry Oye, Lyle Turner, Alex Reyes, Britt Fletcher and Roy
Interment was in the Union Cemetery, Diagonal, Iowa. Memorials were directed
to the Christian Church, or Union Cemetery.
Wilson-Watson-Armstrong was in charge of the services.
Transcription and Submission by Lorelei Rusco, February of 2014
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