Helen J. Koecke

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Helen J. Koecke, 83, of Prairie du Chien passed away Monday, March 23, at the Grandview Care Center in Oelwein, Iowa. 

She was born Sept. 15, 1931 in Iowa City, Iowa the daughter of William and Geneva (Adney) Reinhardt. She married Harry Koecke on Jan. 8, 1948. He preceded her in death on Sept. 24, 1996. Helen worked at the Metro Theater and Hamann’s Variety Store and later managed Grandma’s Deli in downtown Prairie du Chien. 

She is survived by her sons, Roger (Lorna) of Oelwein, and Bryan of Prairie du Chien; her daughter Susan (Paul) Stark of Prairie du Chien; her brothers, William Reinhardt of Waukon, Iowa and Donald Reinhardt of Michigan; her sister Patricia (Paul) Dickson of Guttenberg, Iowa; seven grandchildren and one great grandchild. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Eileen, June and Marge.

Funeral services will be Friday, March 27, at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Pastor Mike Christianson officiating with burial in the Evergreen Cemetery both in Prairie du Chien. Friends may call on Thursday, March 26, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Garrity Funeral Home in Prairie du Chien, and at the church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of services. 

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