Obituaries

Helen (Crum) Goemaat

Helen (Crum) Goemaat, 93, of Belmond, passed away Sunday, June 21, 2020 at Kanawha Community Home in Kanawha.

Funeral services for Helen Goemaat will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at Wright Christian Reformed Church, 1730 East 130rd Street in rural Kanawha, with Pastor Jason Semans officiating. Burial will be at the Wright Christian Reformed Church Cemetery.    

Visitation will be held one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday. Those in attendance will be asked to follow social distancing guidelines and encouraged to wear a face covering. 

Helen Goemaat, the daughter of Henry and Cornelia (Staam) Crum, was born on the family farm outside of Otley, Iowa on May 10, 1927.  Helen attended country school near Pella, Iowa before her family moved to Hollandale, Minnesota where she completed the 8th grade.

She was united in marriage to William Goemaat on March 11, 1952 in Hollandale, Minnesota.  The couple farmed in Leland, Kanawha and Belmond. After years of renting, they were able to fulfill their lifelong dream of purchasing their own farm. The couple loved to travel especially to National Parks and camping in the mountains.

Helen was a true caregiver, working over 30 years at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond and being a dedicated homemaker.  She enjoyed knitting beautiful outfits for her grandchildren and baking them cookies.  She was a self-taught cook who humbly showed off her talent at her Christmas gatherings that included family, neighbors and friends.  She cherished fellowship, laughter and peaceful walks on the bike trail.

Helen truly loved the Lord and was a faithful member of the Wright Christian Reformed Church.  She will be remembered for her Christian values and would be adamant that her family and friends take care of each other.

Helen is survived by her son John (Jean) Goemaat of Belmond and their children Will (Gabby) and children Ciera, Bryce and Aiden Goemaat and Kristina (Joel) Gindo; daughter Denise (Mike) Vasey of Lincoln, Nebraska and their children Amy, Alex and Brian; son Marv (Mary) Goemaat of Belmond and their children Justin (Brittany) Goemaat and children Wyatt, Marshall and Taylor and Dan (Sara) Goemaat and their daughter Lindy; brother John Crum along with many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband William Goemaat, and three sisters, Johanna Lewis, Cornelia Ravenhorst and Hermnia Drenth.

Memorials may be directed to Wycliffe Bible Translators.

Visitation

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Time: 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Where: Wright Christian Reformed Church
1730 130th Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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Service

Date: Saturday, June 27, 2020
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Wright Christian Reformed Church
1730 130th Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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