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“I am sorry to hear of Helen's death. My father Leo was fond of both of you. He always enjoyed having a cup of coffee with you. May God be with you...Read More »
1 of 4 | Posted by: Marcia (Schmitz) Walters - IA

“I'm so sorry to hear of Helen passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. She was a wonderful person. ”
2 of 4 | Posted by: Dianne Phipps - Friend

“I am so sorry for the loss of Helen. She was such a sweetheart. I will miss her. My Mom loved her so much. I hope they are up there laughing together...Read More »
3 of 4 | Posted by: Cindy Russo

“So sorry to here of your loss of Helen. She will be missed. ”
4 of 4 | Posted by: Sandy and Andy Conn - Grinnell


Helen Kriegel, 79, of Grinnell died March 29, 2015, at Grinnell Regional Medical Center.

No services are planned.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Helen Kriegel Memorial Fund.

Helen was born October 12, 1935, in Newton, Iowa the daughter of Frank and Mildred Conn Carnahan. She was raised in the Grinnell and Gilman areas and was a 1954 graduate of Gilman High School.

On July 20, 1968, she was united in marriage with Deane Kriegel, in Gilman. The couple lived in Gilman for a year and then moved to a farm in Sheridan Township where they farmed until 1988. They moved to Grinnell and she was employed at various businesses in the Grinnell area.

Helen enjoyed crocheting, painting artwork and reading. She loved animals and enjoyed her pets throughout her life.

Survivors include her husband, Deane of Grinnell; one daughter, Jennifer (Troy) Cummings of Cedar Rapids; and two brothers, Jim Carnahan and Frank "Bud" Carnahan, both of Cedar Rapids. She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister, Norma Carnahan.

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