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Helen M. Goedecke

Helen M. Goedecke, 58, of Waterloo, IL, died September 13, 2021, in Waterloo, IL. She was born October 16, 1962, in East St. Louis, IL.

She is survived by her brothers and sister Donald K. (Carla) Goedecke, Steven K. (Kathleen) Goedecke, Douglas K. Goedecke, and Barbra J. (Aaron) Patton; aunt; nieces; nephew; and cousins.

She is preceded in death by her parents Donald & Phylis (nee Nowalk) Goedecke.

Helen was a member of the First Baptist Church in Waterloo, IL and formerly worked at St. Elizabeth Hospital. She eventually retired from Oak Hill Nursing Home. Helen loved animals, gardening, taking care of her yard, she loved living out in the country and John Deere tractors.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to:
First Baptist Church - Waterloo, IL

Memorial Service to be held at a later date.

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God of love and mercy,
embrace all those
whose hearts today
overflow with grief,
unanswered questions
and such a sense of loss.
Grant them space
to express their tears.
Hold them close
through the coming days.

Delmer and Yong Henderson Sep 18 2021 2:23 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Helen Goedecke

Carla Giedecke Sep 16 2021 10:34 AM

Helen, I will for sure reminisce of all the night shifts we worked together at Oak Hill. We shared so many laughs and so many raw and real moments, too! I enjoyed exchanging birthday gifts with you, as well as our passion and love for nursing. You will certainly be missed, my friend❤️

Shandra Goersch Sep 16 2021 8:22 AM

Helen and I worked at Oak Hill together, I was the CNA on her hall most nights and I have some good memories with her and her fire cracker self! Can't believe this news. Rest easy friend 💛

Kaitlin Shackelford Sep 15 2021 11:52 PM

RIP Helen. May God be with you and ease your pain You will be surrounded by angels in Gods kingdom

Sue Parker Sep 15 2021 10:31 PM

Sis i love you and you be missed every day. Don Goedeck

Don Goedecke Sep 15 2021 6:30 PM

Attended FBC with your sister and will always remember her quiet, faithful & kind spirit! She was in my Sunday School class and always had great insight to simple truths of Scriprure.

jan dudley Sep 15 2021 3:02 PM

My beautiful sister! You were always my great protector in life and always took care of me. Even if things were rough for you, you always asked me about me. You looked after me and worried probably more about me than yourself. You had this kind, gentle way about you. Always wanted to do or help others. I will cherish the love and kindness you showed me and will miss you, my dear sister. Until we meet again, love you sis!

Barbra Patton Sep 15 2021 11:01 AM

My sister Helen was a nurse for over 35 years. She cared for and was loved by her patients. She had a special place in her heart for her elderly patients and friends. We are thankful for that great example. Love you Sis.

Steven Goedecke Sep 15 2021 9:01 AM

Rest in peace sister. We've shared a lot of fond memories growing up. Someday I'll see you again.

Doug Goedecke Sep 14 2021 8:45 PM