August 30, 1926 - December 21, 2017
Helen L. Gerth, 91, of Spirit Lake passed away on Thursday, December 21, 2017 at Lakes Regional HealthCare in Spirit Lake. A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake with Rev. Clint Loveall officiating. Burial will be in the Memory Gardens Cemetery in Spirit Lake. A visitation will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Schuchert-Lentz Funeral Home in Spirit Lake. Helen was born on August 30, 1926 in Lanyon, IA to Carl and Mary (Johnson) Nyren. She graduated from Lanyon Community Schools and earned a business degree from Tobin Business College in Fort Dodge, IA. In 1948, Helen was united in marriage to Clyde Edward Gerth at the Lanyon Covenant Church. Helen worked as a bookkeeper for several years for AMPI. After retiring from AMPI, she kept busy working for the Spirit Lake Community School’s lunch department. Most recently, Helen worked for Home Instead where she enjoyed caring for others. Helen was a longtime and faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake. Helen was a kind, loving person who enjoyed taking care of others. She was a fulltime care giver for her family, grandchildren, neighbors, and community members. In her spare time, she enjoyed gardening and fishing with her husband. Survivors include her son, Roger Gerth and his wife Jill of Estherville; a son-in- law, Rick Bierstedt of Spirit Lake; two grandchildren, Abby (Jake) Friedrichsen and Nick (Clarissa) Bierstedt; two step-granddaughters, Tessie Simon and Chelsea (Nathan) Hecht; three great granddaughters, Ava Friedrichsen, Lola Friedrichsen, and Elsie Bierstedt; and a step great grandson, Keyan Simon. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, two sisters, loving husband Clyde, son Robert, and daughter, Jane Bierstedt.
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