In Memory of Helen L. Piper

Helen L. Piper
Helen L. Piper
Born: January 26, 1932
Died: September 14, 2020
Age: 88
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Helen L. Piper
January 26, 1932 - September 14, 2020
From: Ida Grove, IA

Helen L. Piper, age 88, of Ida Grove, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 14, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society of Holstein, Iowa.

A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. The Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa, is in charge of the funeral arrangements.  Condolences may be sent online at

Helen Lavonne Piper, the daughter of Emil and Anna (Petersen) Bubke, was born January 26, 1932, in Grant Township of Ida County, Iowa. She raised four daughters: Rhonda, Sheryl, Nancy and Jeri and was blessed with numerous grandchildren. Helen volunteered at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, enjoyed farming, gardening, golfing, quilting and spending time with her family.

Left to cherish her memory include her daughters Sheryl (Mike) Orr of Centennial, CO, Nancy (Doug) Putensen of Holstein, IA and Jeri (Don) Boatrite of Gilbert, AZ; son-in-law Charlie Rohlf of Papillion, NE; 10 grandchildren: Jeremy Rohlf, Zachary Rohlf, Eli Rohlf, Sarah Halloran, Andrew Orr, Jay Putensen, Elly Hein, Lacey Wendel, Wade Putensen and Anna Moon; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Elaine Bubke of Ida Grove, IA and Bonnie Bubke of Cedar Rapids, IA; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents Emil and Anna Bubke; her daughter, Rhonda Rohlf; her brothers and sisters, Ella, Irvin, Glen, Elmer, Marvin, Irene, Dwaine “Pete” and Raymond. 


At A Later Date


Monday, September 21, 2020 at 9:14 AM
“Nancy, I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing. May your memories of your wonderful mother carry you through this difficult time. My sincerest condolences.”
- Denise Schau
Friday, September 18, 2020 at 9:02 AM
“I'm sorry to hear about your mom, Jeri. My prayers are with you and your family. ”
- Jodean
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 2:13 PM
“So sorry about your Mom, Nancy. My prayers and thoughts are with you and your family. ”
- Carol Volkert
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:16 AM
“This is a beautiful picture of Helen; I hear her laughed and she looks truly happy!
I always will cherish the times I got to have conversations with Helen she was always coming up with wise cracks and we would laugh; she had an easy going loving way about her.
I am so very sorry for your families loss; I know she is rejoicing with Jesus as she so badly wanted and deserved.
Hugs and love to all.
- Deb Droegmiller
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:16 AM
“The Wright Family sends its condolences; we remember fondly the times spent with your family. I especially remember the ‘camping’ trip when we woke up to find ourselves surrounded by cattle!!! Scary for town kids!!!
Jennie, Judy, Guy, Dolly, Beth, Ned, Marge, Karen, Adam”
- Jennie Wright
Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 9:16 AM
“I was saddened to hear of Helen's passing. She was a wonderful lady and my sister, Ruth, and I had the privilege growing up in the same country neighborhood with her family, babysitting with the girls when needed. She always had a smile, always a compliment and even in later years, was willing to say hello when our paths crossed. She was a very christian lady, always following the "Golden Rule" . I have lost track of her girls but remember some of the fun times I spent with them. My sister, Ruth passed away July 16 and they are probably reminiscing now. She will be missed and leaves a hole in our lives. Keep the good memories of your time with her in your hearts and may God wrap His loving arms around all of you and grant you His eternal Peace. Janice Grell Jepsen”
- Janice Jepsen
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