Helen Lammers


Funeral Services and Mass of Christian Burial for Helen T. Lammers, 97, a lifelong resident of Davenport were Dec. 28, 2009, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Davenport. Burial was in Mount Calvary Cemetery. Visitation was Dec. 28 at Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., Davenport.     

     Helen died on her 97th birthday at Trinity Pathway Hospice at Terrace Park, Bettendorf.  She was born Dec. 23, 1912, in Lincoln, Ill., the daughter of Stephen and Therese (Furpass) Grachek. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1931. Helen was united in marriage to Edward Lammers, Nov. 25, 1937, in Davenport.  He preceded her in death Nov. 29, 1982.

     Helen was a devout member of St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, Daughters of Isabella, Catholic Women’s League, and the Putnam Museum and the Museum Guild. She had worked a short time for the St. Ambrose University Bookstore.  

   Memorials may be made to Assumption High School or Trinity Pathway Hospice. 


    Survivors include her children and their spouses: Dr. Stephen (Noel) Lammers, Easton, Pa., David  (Kathleen) Lammers, Marion, Elizabeth (William) Melbye, Woodbury, Minn., Dr. John (Mary Kay) Lammers, Mukwanago, Wis., Thomas (Joanne) Lammers, Freeport, Ill., Helen D. Lammers, Bettendorf, Lawrence (Christie) Lammers, Bettendorf, Therese (Jon) Kettering, Cedar Rapids; 21 grandchildren; 36 great grandchildren; and a sister-in-law Dorothy Grachek, Rock Island, Ill.        

Helen was preceded in death by her sisters: Edythe Durnin, Pauline Grachek, Marie Strong and Margaret Correy and a brother Albert Grachek.  

Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed by visiting Helen’s obituary at www.hmdfuneralhome.com


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