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Helen C Vanden Bosch

January 20, 1942 — November 27, 2019

Helen Corene Vanden Bosch, 77 of Anthem AZ, went peacefully to her Lord at 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday (November 27, 2019) at her home.

Visitation will be held Friday, December 13, from 4:00 - 8:00 at Powell Funeral Home in Williamsburg Iowa. Celebration of Life Service will be held 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 14, 2019 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Williamsburg. Burial will be at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery in Williamsburg. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Lutheran Interparish School, 804 Court Street, Williamsburg, IA 52361, Holdens Comprehensive Cancer Center, 200 Hawkins Drive, Iowa City, IA 52242-1009. Messages and tributes may be left at

Helen was born in Orange City Iowa on January 20, 1942, the daughter of John and Sadie (Van Peursem) Luchtenburg. She was baptized February 8, 1942 at First Reformed Church, Orange City, Iowa. Helen attended grade school in Edgerton and graduated from Edgerton High School, Edgerton Minnesota, June 1960. She then received a Medical Assistant Receptionist certificate the following September from The Professional Business Institute. On June 8, 1962, Helen was united in marriage to John Marvin Kreun at Bethel Reformed Church in Leota, MN. They lived in Luverne, Minnesota, then moved across the world to Williamsburg Iowa in 1966. There they would enjoy 30 years of marriage, raising their 2 sons. On May 2, 1992, her beloved husband John passed away.
In 2001, Helen became reacquainted with a dear friend Roy. On May 11, 2002, Helen married Roy Vanden Bosch and moved to Chino, CA, then to Ontario CA, and were currently residing in Anthem AZ.
Throughout her life,Helen was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and loyal friend to many. She enjoyed taking care of her family, always the generous hostess. She loved to shop and decorate her home, especially at Christmas.
Helen is survived by husband Roy, of Anthem, Arizona; her sons: Michael (CeAnn) Kreun Bloomington, Illinois; and Matthew (Kylie) Kreun, Huntersville, N.C; step-son Shane (Audrey) Vanden Bosch, Chino, CA; step-daughter Carmen (Sam) Knevelbaard, Windsor, CO; 10 grandchildren: Brant (Courtney) Kreun, Natalie Kreun, Lily Kreun, Jessica Vanden Bosch, Brianna Vanden Bosch, Jacob Vanden Bosch, Alexa (Matt) Herringshaw, Hunter Knevelbaard, Vanessa Knevelbaard, and Sophia Knevelbaard; great grandchild Raneyn Herringshaw; and sister Shirley (Marvin) Timmons, Willmar, MN. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband John, two brothers, Paul Luchtenburg, and Rodney Luchtenburg.

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Friday, December 13, 2019

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Powell Funeral Home- Williamsburg, Iowa

407 N Highland St, Williamsburg, IA 52361

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