Gisela Hellmer

Gisela Hellmer (Schwarz)

Saturday, December 4th, 1926 - Wednesday, October 30th, 2019
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Gisela Hellmer, 92, of Dubuque, passed away Wednesday, October 30, 2019, at her son’s home, with family at her side.
Private family services will be held. Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 John F. Kennedy Rd., is entrusted with arrangements.

Gisela was born December 4, 1926 in Glaserhau, Slovakia, the daughter of Franz and Elizabeth (Krolas) Schwarz. In 1956, Gisella immigrated from Germany to the United States with her husband and son.

Gisela was an avid gardener, and a wonderful baker and cook. She enjoyed knitting, and loved animals. She was a devoted mother and a loving grandmother, and will be sadly missed.

Gisela is survived by her son, Werner (Michelle) Hellmer of Durango; two grandchildren, Werner K. (Lisa Marie) Hellmer of Pahrump, NV, and Jessica R. (Arthur J.) Olechowski of Durango; and two great-grandchildren, Lia and Ali Olechowski, both of Durango.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and four sisters.

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  • Service

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
    Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Westview Funeral Home and Crematory
    2659 JFK Rd.
    Dubuque, Iowa 52002
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Jack Redmond
  • Interment

    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019 |
    Tuesday, November 5th, 2019
    Linwood Cemetery
    2735 Windsor Avenue
    DUBUQUE, IA 52001
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Paula Gieseman

Posted at 03:10pm
Werner, Please know my mom (now 91) and I are both sending you supportive thoughts and condolences on the death of you mother. I’m sure she was so very proud of you, and blessed to have such a good son. Take care, Paula Gieseman

Julie Scharringhausen

Posted at 12:01pm
My sincere sympathy to your family.
-Julie Paeper Scharringhausen

Colby Bowers

Posted at 11:51am
Werner, Michelle and family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Colby & Darlene Bowers

Rose Kramer

Posted at 07:12am
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rose and Steve Kramer

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