Peggy Helle

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Peggy Helle, 71, of Cedar Rapids, died peacefully, on Jan. 25, 2019, after a brief illness.

Services are private. Arrangements with Stewart Baxter Funeral and Memorial Services, Cedar Rapids.

Peggy was born to Russell and Lucille (Fabert) Tindell on July 24, 1947, Peggy Lee graduated from Garnavillo Community High School with the class of 1965. She obtained her Cosmetology License from the Paris Beauty Academy the following year. On Dec. 26, 1967, she and Joe married at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Garnavillo.

Peggy loved time with her grandchildren especially watching their sporting events. She enjoyed talking for hours on the phone, seeing movies, playing bingo, shopping, and time spent with her sisters. Family truly was the most important thing in her life.

Peggy is survived by her husband, Joseph C. Helle, Jr.; children, Tracie (Steve) Helle Schmelzer, Bradley (Sue) Helle, Brent (Dori) Helle, and Justin (Sarah) Helle; grandchildren, Kohle, Peyton, Jayden, and Brooks Helle; sisters, Betty (Louis) Helle, and Cindy (Doug) Rowland; and brother-in-law, Harlan Harbaugh.

She is preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Russell “Rusty” Tindell, Patricia Harbaugh, and Jean Ann Strahl; and brother-in-law, Frances “Abe” Strahl.

Memorials may be directed to the Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy in Hiawatha.

Please share your support and memories with Peggy’s family on her tribute wall at under obituaries.

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