Plymouth County

Helen Wiltgen

**Above (photo only) was published in the LeMars Globe-Post, 25 Dec 1944




SPAR Is Fourth of Iowa Family to Enter Service

When Helen Wiltgen, yeoman in the SPAR recruiting office in San Francisco, raised her right hand and was sworn into the coastguard women’s reserve, she became the fourth member of the N.W. Wiltgen family of LeMars, Iowa to join the armed forces. SPAR Wiltgen, bookkeeper for eight years with the Aalfs Paint & Glass Company of Sioux City, is rightly proud of her brothers, Albert a lieutenant in the foreign ferry squadron; Edward, electrician mate second class in the navy and Ralph, army air cadet.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, November 17, 1943 (photo included)

Helen Wiltgen, Storekeeper 2/c of the SPARs, arrived Saturday to spend a 10-day furlough in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N. W. Wiltgen. She is stationed at San Francisco, Calif. The reason for her furlough is because her sister, Ruth, is also home, which is the first time in three years.

Source: LeMars Semi-Weekly Sentinel, March 14, 1944