Helen Agnes Wegehaupt was born March 20, 1919, in Mitchell, to Herman and Anna (Heckel) Wieczorek. She attended Mt. Vernon High School and graduated from Mitchell High School. She attended Springfield Normal School.
She taught elementary school in Davison County rural schools and worked as a typist at Wright Field in Dayton, Ohio prior to being married to Albert Wegehaupt on Jan. 25, 1947 in LeMars, Iowa. She lived and worked with Albert on the family farm until they retired in 1979 to live in Mitchell. Later, they lived at Wesley Acres.
Helen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Mitchell, sang in the choir, and served in the LWML and Circles there. Helen loved to sing and play piano. She encouraged her family to learn to sing harmony, play instruments, and enjoyed their performances. Helen had a strong faith in the Lord. She was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Throughout her life she showed love and kindness to her family and friends. Her strength and endurance was an inspiration.
She is survived by four sons: Lynn and wife, Marilyn, Omaha, NE; Larry, Greenbelt, MD; Loren and wife, Beth, Mount Vernon; and Keith, Peoria, AZ; nine grandchildren; one great grandchild; one brother, Clifford Wieczorek and wife, Mava, Mitchell; three step sisters, Leola McKinley, Ft Dodge, IA; Wilma Ralston, Dayton OH; and Bethel Harrington, Chariton, IA; five brothers-in-law; Walter Wegehaupt, Erwin Wegehaupt and wife, Maxine, Adolph Wegehaupt and wife, Delores; Lawrence Helling all of Mitchell, and Martin Wegehaupt and wife, Alice, Aberdeen; two sisters-in-law, Linda Herrig, Mitchell; and Lucille Wieczorek, Garden Grove, Calif.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Albert March 23, 2004, her parents, and two brothers, Edwin and Norman Wieczorek.