Helen Angerer


Funeral services and Mass of Christian Burial for Helen F. Angerer, 83, a resident of Davenport will be 10 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2011 at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 417 Main St., Davenport. 

Burial will be Friday afternoon in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Muscatine, Iowa.  Visitation will be Thursday, June 9, 2011, from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan – McCabe – DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main St., downtown Davenport. There will be a prayer service at 4 p.m. to begin the visitation.

Ms. Angerer died peacefully, Sunday, June 5, 2011, in the wonderful care of the Carmelite Sisters and the staff of the Kahl Home, Davenport. Helen passed following an extended illness and courageous battle.

Helen Frances Angerer was born Sept. 11, 1927, in Iowa City, a daughter of Paul and Mary Gertrude (Romann) Angerer. Her mother passed after delivering Helen, and she was then raised by her grandparents, Henry and Margaret Romann. 


She entered the congregation of the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration, LaCrosse, Wis., and took the name of Sister Gertrude Ann, at the time of her final vows. Although she eventually left the congregation, she maintained her vows through-out the remainder of her life.

Helen worked for AT&T, Hansen Hardware, and retired from Kartridge Pack after many years of service. Upon her retirement Helen began volunteering, and it was in volunteering that she found her greatest joy and feelings of contentment.

The family would like to express a heartfelt thank you to the  Sisters and staff at the Kahl Home, and to Father Joe Rogers for all the care and friendship extended to Helen.

Memorials can be made to Father Conroy’s Vineyard, c/o Sr. Ludmilla Benda; Genesis Hospice VNA; or to Mass intentions.

Survivors include sisters, Elizabeth Healy, Muscatine, Iowa and Mary Kay (DeWayne) Krumm, Center Point, Iowa; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

In addition to her parents and grandparents, she was also preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Derksen, and brothers, John “Jack” Angerer and Richard “Dick” Angerer.  May they rest in peace.

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

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