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Helen Ernestine Gohn

September 17, 1927 — August 14, 2020

Helen Gohn age 92 of Fairfield, was called home Friday, August 14, 2020, at her granddaughter, Myra’s house in Keota.

Open visitation with family present will be 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m., ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Thursday, August 20, 2020, at Behner Funeral Home.  Following the visitation, she will be cremated.

Graveside memorial service will be 1:00 p.m., Friday, August 21, 2020, at Union Cemetery, Fairfield with Pastor John Kermott officiating.  To get to Union Cemetery you will take Hwy 34 East, turn right on Spruce Avenue, turn left on 220th Street and Union Cemetery will be the left.

A memorial has been established and can be mailed to Myra Williams, 201 South Fulton, Keota, IA 52248.

Helen was born September 17, 1927, in Fairfield to Ernest Edward and Beatrice Aretta (Winter) Crawford   She married Oliver Spencer Gohn Jr. August 31, 1946, at the Baptist parsonage in Fairfield.  They were married 73 years before Oliver passed away last month on July 19, 2020.

Helen worked at Iowa Ordinance Plant, Fairfield Public Schools, Emmetsburg Nursing Home and was a house wife.  She was a member of VFW Auxiliary, First Baptist Church Circle, cooking club and book club.  She enjoyed crafts and was an excellent cook and baker.  Helen enjoyed playing cards, visiting with friends and family.  She was a super sweet, loveable, amazing woman.  That will be dearly missed.

Helen will be missed by her two children, Terri Rivera of Greenwood, IN and Randy Gohn of Phoenix, AZ; 8 grandchildren, Jason Degen, Myra (Justin) Williams, Melissa (Norm) Curtis, Justin Degen, Marica Degen, Maria Rivera, Jose Rivera, Jesus Rivera; and 13 great grandchildren, Tyler, Gavin, Zoey, Gracie, Myla, Landen, Abigail, Jalyn, Oliver, Lola, Armando, Nora, Myah; and her siblings, Mary Knerr, Marjory Mangold and Tom Crawford; and two very dear special loved ones, Amy Scotton and KatieJo Scotton.

Helen was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Beatrice; husband, Oliver Gohn Jr.; her siblings, Harold Edward, Eva Ree Tweedy, Virginia Letts, Alvena May Knerr, Betty Stiger, Shirley Knerr, John Crawford and Chris Barber.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Open Visitation

Thursday, August 20, 2020

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Behner Funeral Home & Crematory, Inc.

203 South Main Street, Fairfield, IA 52556

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Graveside Memorial Service

Friday, August 21, 2020

Starts at 1:00 pm (Central time)

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