Helen E. Ruroden

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Helen Eleane Ruroden, 74, of Monona, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2020, at the Guttenberg Municipal Hospital.

Visitation was Monday, Dec. 14, at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Monona.

Private family funeral services and burial were held.

Helen was born Jan. 24, 1946, to Lewis and Laura (Schnuelle) Ihde in Castalia. She was baptized Feb. 13, 1946, at Zion Lutheran Church in Castalia. Helen graduated from South Winneshiek High School in 1964.

Helen was united in marriage with Duane Ruroden on April 15, 1967. Two children were born to this union.  Helen was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother and will be remembered as a very kind person. Throughout the years, Helen worked at Wal-Mart and Prairie Industries in Prairie du Chien and at Monona Wire for over thirty years. She enjoyed spending time with her dog, Spud, doing word search, and having a diet Dr. Pepper and Cheese Puffs. Helen also loved to dance, listen to country music, enjoyed watching TV, especially Days of Our Lives, and going to the movies with Samantha.

Surviving Helen are her children, Bryce (Kris Nelson) Ruroden of Atkins and Samantha (Jason) Johnson of Garnavillo; two grandchildren, Kaja and Kena Johnson; two step-grandchildren, Shallyn Duffy and Breann (Dustin) Walters; one step great-grandchild, Anthony Eason; special family members, Laura Ihde of Monona and Janice (Jim) Roberds of Holt, Mo.; and a nephew, Roger (Chris) Winters of Waukon.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband on Jan. 23, 2011; and her siblings, Rosalia Ehde, Larry Ihde, Leslie Ihde and in infancy, Lawrence Ihde.

A big thanks to the Guttenberg Care Center and the Guttenberg Hospital for the care they provided for Helen.

Cards of condolences can be mailed to Bryce Ruroden, 614 Deer Ridge Drive, Atkins, Iowa 52206.

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