Alvina Helmers

Nov. 5, 1921 — Sept. 3, 2017


ALGONA — A funeral service for Alvina Helmers, 95, of Algona, was held Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, at 11 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona.  Burial was in East Lawn Cemetery.

Alvina Pauline Helmers was born Nov. 5, 1921, on the family farm near Lu Verne, daughter of Fred August and Emelie (Gronbach) Pergande. She attended country school near Lu Verne and did domestic work prior to her marriage.

Alvina married Reiner Helmers on Sept. 22, 1939, in Livermore. They made their home in Algona and she cleaned the Algona Public Libraries for 39 years. Alvina was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church. She enjoyed quilting at the church, gardening, fishing, and sewing.

Alvina P. Helmers died Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, at the Algona Manor Care Center at the age of 95.  She had been a resident there since June of 2013.

She is survived by two sons, Edwin Helmers and his wife, Judy of Algona, and Marlyn Helmers and his wife, Ann of Algona; a daughter-in-law, Viola Helmers of Algona; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and 2 great-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by five siblings; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents; her husband on Aug. 9, 1986; an infant son Kasjen; a son, Max Helmers; and seven siblings preceded her in death.

Oakcrest Funeral Services of Algona in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be made to


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