In memory of

Helga Harker

April 7, 1935 - August 10, 2019
From: Sac City, IA
Helga Harker

Helga Harker

Born: April 7, 1935
Died: August 10, 2019
Age: 84
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   Helga Harker, age 84 of Sac City, IA, passed away on Saturday, August 10, 2019, at Black Hawk Life Care Center in Lake View, IA. Helga Charlotte Glueck was born on April 7, 1935, to parents Fritz and Else Glueck in Nuremburg, Germany. Helga grew up in Germany, graduated from high school there and then went on to attend trade school where she obtained her degree in business. The degree she graduated with there is equivalent to a bachelors degree here in the United States.
   Helga met a U.S. soldier by the name of Charles Harker who was stationed in Germany, with whom she was quite smitten over. In 1955, when she was just twenty years old, she moved to the United States. On March 27, 1955, Helga and Charles were united in marriage in Sac City. This union was blessed with a daughter, Renate.
   Helga worked as an abstractor for Sac County Abstract for many years until retiring at the age of 82 in 2017. She loved to travel and was an avid reader. Helga really enjoyed feeding and watching birds and was always up for taking the dogs for a walk just to be outdoors. She also loved listening to old country music. She will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved her.
   Helga was preceded in death by her parents, Fritz and Else; and husband Charles. She is survived by her daughter, Renate of Sac City, IA.


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Monday, August 26, 2019 at 3:55 PM
“I send my loving Sympathy to Helga's daughter Renate! Helga and I got acquainted on two IPTV British Isles trips in 2003 and 2006. We enjoyed each other's company and decided to take a trip to Ireland in 2008. We scheduled that through Globus Tours..joined the tour in Killarney, Ireland. Those 14 days were especially interesting...such a beautiful country and the Homeland of a favorite singer of ours..Daniel O'Donnell. Through the years to come we shared great lunch and coffee time visits at her home. She always had a delicious German dessert to serve with her coffee! Her daughter Renate often joined us for lunch at The Cattleman's in uptown Sac City. Back at her home, she often put a DVD of Daniel or another of her favorite singers, Marty Robins on TV, for us to enjoy on those afternoons. I will greatly miss her and our visits....sharing pictures and memories!”
- Joan Paup
Monday, August 26, 2019 at 3:55 PM
“Renate, My deepest sympathies to you. Death leaves a hole. Thinking of you, Terri”
- Terri Whipkey-Harmelink
Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:17 AM
“Been thinking of you and keeping you and your Mother in for you any time ”
- Cindy Williams
Friday, August 16, 2019 at 10:45 PM
“Sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. Sending our deepest condolences to you. If you need anything, please let us know. Rich, myself and the kids will keep you in our prayers.”
- Barnett Family
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 5:29 PM
“Helga was one of a kind and l always loved visiting with her and going on the occasional trips to see "Danny"! I will miss her.”
- Mary Klindt
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 at 2:26 PM
“Rest In Peace young lady Rest In Peace ”
- Charlie “tuna” Schnirring
Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:32 AM
“Rest in peace, dearest friend! We shared much joy and happiness since 5th grade and sorrows, too. You will live on in our hearts and memories, never forgotten, loved forever.
Renate, our deepest sympathy and condolences with our love at your great loss.”
- Rose
Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:32 AM
“So sorry to hear of Helga's passing. We always had the greatest conversations. She will be missed. My sympathies.”
- Jo Ellerbrock
Monday, August 12, 2019 at 9:32 AM
“My sympathies. She was a great lade, I will miss our conversations. She will be missed.”
- JoAnn
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