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Helen Peet

The Sun of Mount Vernon, Iowa

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Helen Augusta Peet, 96, died Oct. 28, 2015, at Hallmark Care Center, Mount Vernon. Graveside service was 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 2, at Wilcox Cemetery, Anamosa.

Helen was born Sept. 15, 1919, at old Mercy Hospital, Anamosa. She was the youngest child of Julius Duane Peet and Stella (May) Peet. Due to Mrs. Peefs and Helen's poor health, the family moved from the Jones County farm to Mount Vernon in 1920.

Helen attended Mount Vernon public schools, graduating in 1937. She attended Cornell College three years, plus one summer, majoring in mathematics and home economics. She minored in history and chemistry. Helen's interest followed these subjects as well as agriculture, livestock and wildlife.

After retiring from farm life, Helen maintained a large garden, canning and freezing large quantities of food. She took classes through Kirkwood during the fall and winter, and enjoyed feeding birds and observing wildlife. She belonged to the United Methodist Church of Mechanicsville and the American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by many friends.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Hallie Kleger, Hattie Felsman and Huldah Peterman; brother, Nicholas Peet; and her former husband of 40 years, David Lafayette Hudachek.

Share your support and memories with Helen's friends on her tribute wall at, under obituaries.

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Original Publication Date: November 5, 2015

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