February 20, 2013


JUNE 28, 1920 — FEB. 19, 2013

The Oskaloosa Herald

CHARLES CITY — Helen  J. Noah, 92, of Charles City, died Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at Mercy Medical Center, Mason City.

Memorial  services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 23, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 601 Milwaukee St., Charles City. There will be a  visitation at the church one  hour prior to the service.

Helen  Jeanette Zastrow was born in Waverlyon June 28, 1920, the  daughter of R. W. and Elma Zastrow. She graduated from Charles City High School in 1938 and from the University of Iowa with  a Bachelor of  Arts Degree in Speech Pathology in 1942. She married Keith Noah on Sept. 22, 1943, in Fresno, Calif.

Helen taught Speech Pathology in Manitowoc, Wis., from the time she graduated  until her marriage. She spent the remainder of her working career as a wife, homemaker, mother and travel agent. In addition to caring for her family, Helen’s favorite activity was travel. Her travels included trips in the United States and to Canada, Mexico, South  America, Europe, Australia, Asia and Africa.

Her many civic activities included Brownie and Girl Scouts, Cub Scouts, 19th Amendment Society, American Association of University Women, Charles City Arts Council, City Improvement Association, Women’s Cemetery Association and Hospital  Auxiliary. She was also active in P.E.O., Chapter CY and Trinity United Methodist Church.

Helen  is survived by  her children Ron (Toni) Noah, Charles City, Steve (Jane) Noah, Oskaloosa, Rick (Cindy) Noah, Charles City, and Nancy (Dirk) Tyler, Evergreen,  Colo.; grandchildren Craig (Marianne Raub) Noah, Krista Noah, Mariah  (Aaron) Collmann, Noelle (Aran Brosnan) Noah, Erica Noah, Kelsey Noah, Brittany (Dan) Gibeau, and Tucker Tyler as well as great-grandchildren Delaney Smith, Dillon Smith, Eveline Noah and Parker Collmann. She is also survived by her sister and  brother-in-law, Virginia Z. and James F. Smith.

Memorials may be  directed to Trinity United Methodist Church, Charles City, or to a charity of the donor’s choice.

The family would like to thank the Eastern Iowa Cremation Society  of Cedar Rapids for their services.

The Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in  charge of local arrangements. Online  condolences may be left for the family at www.hauserfh.com.

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