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OBIT: Helen Marie (Tack) Brewer


This news story was published on August 12, 2020.
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Helen Marie (Tack) Brewer, 90, of Charles City, devoted sister and aunt, went to her eternal home Sunday, August 9, 2020.

A funeral service for Helen Brewer will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 15, 2020 at Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home in Charles City with Pastor Mechille Boldt from Grace United Methodist Church in Floyd officiating.  The funeral will be live streamed on the Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home Facebook page.  Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Greene.

Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home on Saturday.  Those in attendance will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and to please wear a face covering, thank you for your understanding.

Helen Marie (Tack) Brewer was born October 11, 1929 near Powersville, Iowa, the daughter of Glenn and Mildred (Vestal) Tack.  She attended country school in the Powersville area.  In her younger years, Helen helped many families by doing in-home care with babies and younger children.  In later years, she was the caregiver for her parents.

On September 17, 1983, Helen married the love of her life, Reverend Oliver Brewer, at Riceville, Iowa.  She enjoyed traveling with Oliver and spending time working on crafts.  Helen was always making bread as she never bought a loaf of bread from the store.  In fact, the week of her passing she was still making bread, and it smelled so good!  Helen also enjoyed gardening and her flowers, but she especially enjoyed her cats and dogs through the years.

Helen attended Grace United Methodist Church in Floyd and was a member of the Heritage Club and Farm Bureau.

Her nieces and nephews were always very special to her and she looked forward to the times they could share their lives together.  Helen was already thinking of Christmas and planning what gifts to give.  Family and friends were very important to her.

Left to honor her memory are her brother, Glendale (Gladys) Tack of Salinas, California; nieces and nephews:  Jan Tjaden of Floyd; Donna (Allen) Ricks of Grinnell; Gayle Hoy of Floyd; Larry (Deb) Tack of Salinas, California; Nancy (Rod) Truitt of Richmond Heights, Ohio; and Susan (Les) Robinson of Donnelly, Idaho; 12 great-nieces and nephews; 19 great-great nieces and nephews; and one great-great-great nephew.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Oliver; brother and sister-in-law, Galen and Fern Tack; and two nephews-in-law: Ron Tjaden and Randy Hoy.

Hauser Weishaar Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, 1205 South Main Street, Charles City, Iowa 50616 is in charge of local arrangements.  Online condolences may be left on the Tribute Wall for the family at www.hauserfh.com.

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