Helen Demetra "Dee" Wolfe
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Helen Wolfe, 78, died Tuesday, November 13, 2012, at Taylor House Hospice in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, November 17, at St. George Greek Orthodox Church with burial to follow at Berwick Cemetery.
Helen was a homemaker and had worked at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in the Environmental Services Department. She enjoyed playing bingo and loved playing the Wild Rose slot machine at Prairie Meadows.
Helen is survived by her children, Deborah Eatwell, Lee Wolfe, Shirlee Johnston, Belle Wolfe, Guy Wolfe, Leo Wolfe, all of Des Moines, and James (Susan Lewiston) Wolfe of Norwalk; her brothers, Gus Vlassis of Dalton, PA, Jim (Jeanette) Vlassis of San Diego, CA and Tom (Sophie) Vlassis of Des Moines; eight grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and her life-long and best friend of over 5o years, JoAnn Pike of Des Moines. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard, son Richard Wolfe, Jr., daughter Linda Wolfe, and her sister Gretchen Aldrich.
The family will receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel where a Trisagion Service will be held at 7 p.m. Memorials contributions may be made to St. George Greek Orthodox Church. Online condolences will be welcomed at IlesCares.com.
Published in Des Moines Register from Nov. 15 to Nov. 17, 2012