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Helen Blazek

Obituary for Helen Blazek

August 28, 1926 - June 20, 2018
Osceola, formerly of Creston, Iowa | Age 91


Helen M Blazek, 91, of Osceola, formerly of Creston died Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at Clarke County Hospital in Osceola. Celebration of Life Memorial Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Mary O'Riley will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Visitation with family receiving friends will be 1-2:00 p.m. Saturday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials may be made to the family. Online condolences may be left under the obituary category of

Helen was born August 28, 1926 in Grant Township in Adams County to Charles Walter Hewitt and Edith May Butler. She attended Lenox Community School through the 8th grade and graduated from Cromwell High School in 1944.

On Oct. 31, 1948, Helen married Eugene A. Blazek at the Prairie Star Church in Adams County. They lived most of their life in the Creston area. Helen worked at Les Carlson's Paint Store and Spurgeons Mercantile. Helen was a homemaker and also helped with the floats for parades for the VFW Auxiliary and sold poppies. She was a member of the Cromwell Church, VFW Auxiliary, where she held offices, served on the Graceland Cemetery Board for 20 years and was a member of the Eagles Lodge #1398 of Creston.

Survivors include two daughters, Lori (husband Adrian) Jones of Osceola and Judy Blazek of Loveland, Colo.; five grandchildren, Tia (husband Jeremy) Shaw of Murray, IA., Kasi (husband Alex) Shaw of Osceola, IA., Jayd (wife Erika) Almquist of LA, Calif., Ali Almquist (Jason Wesseling) of Loveland, Colo., and Austin Almquist (Jessica Braunsroth) of Loveland, Colo., seven great-grandchildren, Ilysia, Coby, Ella, Emma, Sawyer, Kade, Madison and 3 new arrivals on the way, two sisters-in-law Daisy Blazek of Paulina, IA., Betty (husband Bill) Chapman of Creston.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, husband Gene in 2006, granddaughter, Angel Brewer, three sisters, Velma Bentley, Lucile Shawler, Irene Wurster and 2 brothers, Ray Hewitt and Ralph Hewitt.


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