Dorothy Elizabeth Helmuth

Dorothy Elizabeth Helmuth


Dorothy Elizabeth Helmuth, 91, Kalona, Iowa, died Friday, June 14, 2019, at the Pleasantview Home in Kalona. 

Dorothy was born Jan. 1, 1928, in Palmyra, Mo., the daughter of Jesse B. and Ruth (Detwiler) Kreider. On Feb. 11, 1951, she was united in marriage to Menno Helmuth at Lower Deer Creek Mennonite Church. They were married for 59 years. 

Survivors include one brother, Maurice Kreider, Palmyra; one sister, Lois (Thomas) Vincent, Barry, Ill.; sister-in-law, Ilene Kreider, Palmyra; brother-in-law, Daniel (Reba) Helmuth, Iowa City, Iowa; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding Dorothy in death were her parents; her husband; one brother, David Kreider; three sisters-in-law:, Helen Kreider, Lydia Gnagey and Martha Schrock; and four brothers-in-law, Will, Andy, Eli and John Helmuth.

Dorothy was a member of East Union Mennonite Church and she enjoyed bowling, family history, activities and reunions.

A Celebration of Life will be held Tuesday, June 18, at 2:30 p.m., at East Union Mennonite Church in Kalona. Burial will follow at East Union Cemetery. 

Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church. Peterseim Funeral Home is assisting the family.

A memorial fund has been established for Pleasantview Home Building Fund and East Union Mennonite Church.

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