Helen Catherine Lingenfelter, 89, of Burlington, died at 4:45 PM Wednesday, December 25, 2019, at the Prairie Ridge Care & Rehabilitation in Mediapolis.
Born March 2, 1930, in Fort Madison, she was the daughter of Joseph and Caroline Rose Bergthold Beach. On August 5, 1950, she married Harold Eugene Lingenfelter Sr. in Fort Madison, IA. He passed on January 5, 2005.
Helen was a secretary for Chittenden & Eastman and Archer Motors retiring in 1988.
She was a 1947 graduate of St. Joseph High School in Fort Madison.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dodgeville. She enjoyed playing cards, dancing (especially the Polka), gardening and canning. She loved visiting with family and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Helen was a avid supporter of Opportunity Village due to her daughter, Deanna, spending many years there.
Survivors include her children: John Lingenfelter of Dallas, TX, Deanna Rose Lingenfelter of Clear Lake, IA, Michael (Cindy) Lingenfelter of Peoria, IL, Laura (Don) Riggs of Keller, TX, Harold (Tina) Lingenfelter, Jr. of Yarmouth, IA, and Tom (Sharon) Lingenfelter, Sr. of Yarmouth, IA;12 grandchildren: Nathan (Paula) Lingenfelter, Nicholas (Jessica) Lingenfelter, Mark Lingenfelter, Evan (Kayla) Lingenfelter, Christopher Lingenfelter, Heather (Joe) Szymusiak, Stacy (Tyler) Davis, Jennifer (Devin) Mellinger, Andrea Lingenfelter, Harold (Viviana) Lingenfelter III, Stephanie (Chris) Brown and Thomas (Katie) Lingenfelter, Jr.; 21 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; one sister, Rosemary Coppage of Fort Madison; and several nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one grandchild, two sisters, one brother and one half-brother.
Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 5:00 PM with the family to receive friends following a 2:30 PM Rosary Service until 5:00 PM Sunday, December 29, 2019, at Prugh~Thielen Funeral Home.
The Funeral Mass of the Resurrection for Mrs. Lingenfelter will be 10:00 AM Monday, December 30, 2019, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Dodgeville with Very Rev. Father Marty Goetz as the Celebrant. Music will be provided by the Divine Mercy Parish St. Mary's Dodgeville Choir. Burial will be in Oakland Cemetery, Ft. Madison.
A memorial has been established for Deanna at Opportunity Village in Clear Lake, IA.
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