Helen O. Kann

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Helen Ora Kann, 92, of Guttenberg, died Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020, at Guttenberg Care Center.

Funeral services were at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Garnavillo, conducted by Rev. Hillary Burns-Kite. Visitation was before services at the church.

Interment was at Kann Cemetery.

Arrangements were handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg.

Helen was born on Dec. 30, 1927, on the home farm, the daughter of Charles and Helene (Mutull) Meyer. 

Helen received her education and graduated from the Garnavillo High School with the class of 1945. On Aug. 1, 1947, Helen was united in marriage with Donald Kann and this union blessed the couple with six children. Helen made a home for her family while working with her husband on the farm. Helen enjoyed gardening, working with her flowers, sewing, her crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. 

Helen is survived by her six children, James (Marilyn) Kann, Ruth Hamilton, Wendy (Mike) Gossett, Dinah (Keith) Hodapp, Linda (Duane) Lampson and Charlene (Tom) Staade; 17 grandchildren; 45 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; three sisters-in-law, Betty Kann, Lydia Kann and Anna Mae Meyer; many nieces; nephews; relatives and friends. 

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband Donald in 2016; siblings, Mildred, Lloyd, LeRoy, Arthur, Delores, Albert and Irving; sons-in-law, Douglas Hamilton, Terry Crowe and Charles Ball.

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