Helen Harders, 88, of Gladbrook, died Friday, Jan. 4, 2013, at Westbrook Acres in Gladbrook. A celebration of Helen's life will be held at 2 p.m., Friday, Jan. 11 at the Salem Church of Lincoln, in Lincoln. A private family interment will take place at a later date. Visitation for Helen will be held from 1 p.m. until time of service on Friday at the Church of Lincoln. Memorial contributions may be directed in Helen's name to her family. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. The Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Helen and her family.
Helen is survived by her children: Craig (Stephanie) Harders of Lincoln, Iowa and Dotta (Charles) Barnes of rural Gladbrook, her siblings: Alverta Dodson of Clearwater, Florida, Ina Billerbeck of rural Gladbrook and Alvin (Stella) Storjohann of Marshalltown, her grandchildren: Angela (Mark) Thesing of rural Reinbeck, Joe Barnes of Gladbrook, Brandon Harders of Lincoln, Jaime (Scott) Schmidt of Gladbrook and Jennifer (Dave) Schmitz of Gladbrook, her great-grandchildren: Matt, Brittany, Alexandra, Justin, Austin, Dirk, Ashlynn, Parker, Wilken and Bennett, and her great-great-grandson Layne.