King-Lynk Funeral Home obituary – Vera I. Hellweg, 91, Fort Madison


Vera I. Hellweg, 91, of Fort Madison, IA, passed away at 9:22 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018 at the Donnellson Health Center.  She was born on February 25, 1927 in Fort Madison, IA to Dewey & Florence Sunden Wyrick.  She married Ambrose F. Hellweg on April 12, 1947 at Sacred Heart Church in Fort Madison, IA.  He preceded her in death on May 12, 2007.  She worked at the Sheaffer Pen Company, Dana Bushong Jewelers and she specialized in making wedding & birthday cakes.  She also made sugar eggs & mints for Andies Candies at


Christmas & Easter. She later was a secretary at Fort Madison High School.  She was a member of Sacred Heart Church and the Double 10 Circle of the King’s Daughters.  She enjoyed pottery and any kind of crafts.

 Vera is survived by: 2-daughters: Peggy Dietsch of Austin, TX & Jane (Bruce) Krebill of Donnellson, IA; 5-grandchildren: Clayton Dietsch, Christian Dietsch, Ryan Anderson, Nicole Farrell & Brent Anderson; 6-great grandchildren: Alaina, John, Karly, Lila, Aaden & Paisley; several step grandchildren & great grandchildren; 2-sisters in law: Zita Wiebler & Shirley Wyrick; several nieces & nephews.

 She was preceded in death by: her parents, husband, 3-children: Patrick & Jean in infancy & Carol Hellweg; 2-sisters: Lorraine Worden & Lois Thompson & 1-brother: Darrell Wyrick.

Cremation has been entrusted to King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory.  The family will receive friends from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. on Friday, August 3, 2018 at Sacred Heart Church immediately followed by a memorial mass at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Joseph Phung officiating.  Burial will be held at Sacred Heart Cemetery.  A memorial has been established for The Kensington.  Online condolences to Vera’s family may be left at the King-Lynk Funeral Home & Crematory website:

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