In loving memory of

Helen Opperman
March 31, 1936 - May 26, 2021

Helen Opperman, 85, of Ames, was reunited with her husband on May 26, 2021. Funeral services for both Helen and Richard will be June 12, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at Stonebrook Community Church, 3611 Eisenhower Ave, Ames, IA 50010 with a public visitation held one hour prior to services.

Helen was born in Nevada, Iowa to Hans and Leota (Ingerson) Hohn on March 31, 1936. Helen spent her early years in Nevada, Iowa and was a graduate from Nevada High School with the class of 1952. Helen was a natural mother; in her early years she would help take care of her siblings and that early training helped to make her a fantastic mother to her children later in her life.

Helen enjoyed making silk flower arrangements and was always on the lookout for interesting baskets and other containers to use for one of her arrangements. Each year she made arrangements for family graves on Memorial Day and occasionally would also lend a hand to budget minded brides with wedding flowers. It truly was her creative outlet.

Helen will be missed by her, children; Doug (Terri) Opperman, and Vicki Jones, grandchildren; Joshua (Lexi) Opperman, Nicole (Fred) Weiss, Kristen Opperman, Katelyn Opperman and Melissa Aymond, great grandchildren; Aubrey, Avery, Lelah and Kenny. Helen is preceded in death by her parents Hans and Leota, husband Richard who had passed on April 30, 2021 sons, Scott Opperman in 2002, and Bruce Opperman in 1959.

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Claudia McKim wrote on Jun 5, 2021:

"Was so sorry to hear about Helen and Dick passing away. They were truly special friends. Thinking of you Doug and Vicki. I pray you receive comfort knowing they are rejoicing with Scott and Bruce. Praying for all the family. "