August 8, 1923 - November 14, 2021
Helen Henrietta Eveyln (Roepke) Sargisson, age 98, peacefully left this Earth on November 14th 2021. A celebration of life for Helen and Leland Sargisson will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes, Morningside Chapel located at 1801 Morningside Ave in Sioux City. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Helen was born, first of two children, on August 8, 1923 in Kingsley, Iowa to Henry and Elfrieda (Porsch) Roepke. Soon after graduation from Lawton High School she married the love of her life, Leland Paul Sargisson. This was a union of over 75 years and included three children, Charlene, Leland Jr., and Myron. Leland and Helen farmed near Kingsley for many years where Helen was a career wife, homemaker and mom. Always caring for, laughing with and feeding her family. She took pride in good cooking and making everyone feel welcomed. She loved to travel and spent many good times at Lake Okoboji, Canada, California, Idaho and Texas. Helen was a member of Kingsley United Methodist Church for over 50 years and many years active member of Eastern Star of Kingsley. She served as Worthy Matron in 1971 and 1972. After retiring from farming Helen and Leland P. spent seventeen years traveling between their homes in Mission, Texas and Wabigoon, Canada. Helen’s ill health brought them back to Kingsley where she resided until going to the Kingsley Specialty Care. Bingo friends will miss Helen’s enthusiastic playing, coffee friends will miss her sense of humor and she would want her dancing friends to “Keep the Last Dance for Me”. Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Henry and Elfrieda Roepke; her brother, Darrell Roepke; her husband, Leland P; and two nephews, Darrell Dean and Gary Roepke. She is survived by her children, Charlene (Chuck) Wikstrom, Leland Jr. (Cheryl) Sargisson, and Myron (Mary) Sargisson; nine grandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren. Helen has numerous nieces, nephews, and a host of friends. Helen’s family would like to thank staff at Kingsley Specialty Care and Hospice workers for their loving care and kindness. Memorials may be made to Kingsley United Methodist Church or charity of your choice.
Helen Henrietta Eveyln (Roepke) Sargisson, age 98, peacefully left this Earth on November 14th 2021. A celebration of life for Helen and Leland Sargisson will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 14, 2021, at Christy-Smith Funeral Homes,... View Obituary & Service Information
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