In Memory of Helen Louise Dose



Helen Louise Dose
Helen Louise Dose
Born: December 31, 1927
Died: November 25, 2019
Age: 91
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Helen Louise Dose
December 31, 1927 - November 25, 2019
From: Ida Grove, IA

Helen Louise Dose, age 91, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019, at the Horn Memorial Hospital of Ida Grove, Iowa.

A Funeral Service will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate. Committal will follow in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. A Visitation will be held prior to the service from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, November 29, 2019, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa.  The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at www.christensenvanhouten.com


Helen Louise (Kruse) Dose, the daughter of Alfred and Louise (Rossow) Kruse, was born December 31, 1927, in Holstein, IA. She was baptized on March 25, 1928, at St. Paul Lutheran Church at Midway (rural Battle Creek, IA) and was confirmed on April 6, 1940, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove, IA. Helen’s mother passed away when she was a small child. She lived with her grandparents for several years. Later she grew up living with her aunt Minnie and uncle John Kruse of Ida Grove until she was married. 

On August 16, 1953, Helen was united in marriage to LeRoy Dose at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove. The couple was blessed with three children: Larry, Ellen and Daniel. Helen and LeRoy spent their married life living on a farm north of Ida Grove until LeRoy passed away in 1995. Helen then moved into town.

Helen loved her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed volunteering at church, teaching Sunday School for 60 years and was a church custodian for 8 years with her daughter-in-law, Marilyn. Helen liked quilting, gardening, hunting and volunteering at the Orphan Grain Train.

Left to cherish her memory include her three children: Larry (Joann) Dose, Ellen (Carl) Schable and Daniel (Marilyn) Dose all of Ida Grove, IA; 8 grandchildren: Steven (Ashley) Schable of Carroll, IA, Eric (Jessica) Schable of Milford, IA, Jason (Allyson) Schable of Ida Grove, IA, Andrew “AJ” (Casie) Schable of Beresford, SD, Benjamin Dose of Omaha, NE, Samuel (April) Dose of Story City, IA, Thomas (Brianna) Dose of Canton, SD and Ashley Dose of Ida Grove, IA; 22 great-grandchildren: Cade, Camryn, Chase and Colt Schable, Aiden and Xander Schable, Taylor, Avery, Lennox and Orion Schable, Adelyn, Mack and Cooper Schable, Isaac, Lily, Caleb and Julia Dose, Abigail, Kiley, Kara, Christopher and Natalie Dose; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. 

She was preceded in death by her husband LeRoy Dose; her parents Alfred and Louise Kruse; foster parents Minnie and John Kruse; in-laws Otto and Esther Dose; brother Lester (Norma) Kruse; sisters-in-law Marie (Paul) Schwanz, Eileen (Leslie) Grell and Darlene (Robert) Boysen.

SERVICES

10:30 a.m., Friday,
November 29, 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

OFFICIATING

Rev. Richard A. Salcido
Rev. Neil Wehmas

CASKET BEARERS

Steve Schable
Eric Schable
Jason Schable
AJ Schable
Benjamin Dose
Samuel Dose
Thomas Dose

Honorary Pallbearer
Ashley Dose

VISITATION

Prior to the Service
9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday,
November 29, 2019
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa

MUSIC

"What A Friend We Have In Jesus"
"The Lamb"
"Amazing Grace"
"I'm But A Stranger Here"
"How Great Thou Art"

INTERMENT

Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Condolences


Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:34 PM
“I was saddened to read of your mother's passing. There is nothing like a mother ... especially a great one ... my condolences to you and your family.”
- Denise Schau
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:08 AM
“No one from the Ahlquist family will not be able to attend. Please know we are thinking of all of you. Your Mom was a wonderful person and all of us always enjoyed the time we spent with her. Sincerely the Porter and Ahlquist family.”
- Mary Porter (Ahlquist)
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:08 AM
“Losing your mother is a huge heartache. So sorry for your loss.”
- Ruth Lord
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:08 AM
“So sorry to hear about Helen. The passing of a generation. I see she was born the same year as my Mom, so you were blessed with 12 extra years. All my love. Linda”
- Linda Irwin Sichenze
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:08 AM
“Im so very sorry for your loss
I will miss caring for Helen and talking to her and hearing her wonderful laugh and seeing her beautiful smile”
- Deb Droegmiller
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:08 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss. May the Lord be with you at this difficult time. ”
- Mark and Katherine Kruse
Monday, December 2, 2019 at 9:08 AM
“sorry for your loss our condolences to your family”
- Anne Thornhill
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:13 AM
“So sorry for your loss with deepest sympathy.”
- Cindy (Coalter) Clair and the Coalter family
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:13 AM
“To the Dose family, I am very sorry to hear of your loss. Stay strong.”
- Connie Dirksen
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:13 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. 🙏🏻”
- Susan Boland
Wednesday, November 27, 2019 at 9:13 AM
“Our thoughts and prayers are with you! May the Lord console you with the sure and certain hope of the resurrection of those who believe in Jesus!”
- Rev. Scott Schuett
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