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Joyce Ann Helm

September 14, 1960 July 10, 2018
Joyce Ann Helm
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Obituary for Joyce Ann Helm

Joyce A. Helm, 57, of Grinnell, died on July 10, 2018, at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

A funeral service has been scheduled for 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 13th, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell with Rev. Craig Johnson officiating. Organist will be Teresa Thompson. Burial will be in Westfield Cemetery southwest of Grinnell.

Visitation with the family present will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Friday, July 13th, at the Calvary Baptist Church in Grinnell.

Memorial contributions may be designated to the Joyce A. Helm Memorial Fund.

Joyce was born on September 14, 1960, in Waterloo, the daughter of Clarence James and Marjory Ann DeBoer Eiklenborg. She was raised in Parkersburg and was a 1979 graduate of Parkersburg High School. She later graduated from Hawkeye Tech in Waterloo.

On December 23, 1983, she was united in marriage with David Lee Helm, at the First Congregational Church in Parkersburg. The couple lived in Des Moines where she was employed with Boatman’s Bank and at Joseph’s Jewelry. In 1996, she began Pop Top Vending with her husband. They moved to Grinnell in 2006 and retired from the vending business in 2015. While in Grinnell, she was also a Tupperware sales representative.

Joyce was an active member of the Calvary Baptist Church. She was a devout Christian. She enjoyed spending time with her family, crocheting, and attending country music concerts with her sister.

She is survived by her husband, Dave of Grinnell; one son, Jason (Xia) Helm of Eldora; four grandchildren, Alexis, Alice, Cadence and James; one sister, Sharon (Daniel) Abbott of Cedar Rapids; and one brother, David (Melissa) Eiklenborg of Greene. She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Jerald Eiklenborg.


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