Helen Maxine Posusta, 83, Tama, died Wednesday, October 13, 2010, at Marshalltown Medical & Surgical Center. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Saturday, October 16, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama with Father Michael Mescher as celebrant. Interment followed at St. Patrick's Catholic Cemetery in Tama.
She was born on February 15, 1927, in rural Reinbeck, the daughter of Charles and Louise (Rehurek) Plucar.
On October 26, 1948, she was married to Ernest E. Posusta at the St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama. She worked at the Button Factory growing up and helped her husband doing books for his Standard Oil Tank Wagon business. Helen was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Tama. She loved to bake and cook and enjoyed crafts. She especially enjoyed her family and taking care of her grandkids.
Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Ernest in 1976; and one brother, George Plucar.
Survivors include three daughters, Paulette (Harry) Hala, Toledo, Kathy (the late Don) Ogren, Lincoln, Neb. and Marcia (Neil) Sutherland, Ankeny; five grandchildren, Darian (Darcy) Hala, Doug Hala, Paul (Nicki) Hala, Dawn (Matt) Powers and Abby (Nic) Burger; three great-grandsons, Kyuss Brewer-Hala, Sean Powers and Hudson Hala; a sister-in-law, Arlene Posusta and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Art and Betty Posusta; and many nieces and nephews.
A memorial fund has been established.