Kenna Sue McFarlane, daughter of Steven and Karol Loftsgard Helgerson, was born August 4, 1966, at Postville, Iowa. She was baptized at Marion Lutheran Church at Gunder and confirmed at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in West Union. She graduated from North Fayette High School in West Union in 1986.
A resident of Hawkeye for the past ten years, Kenna was currently employed at Jimmy D’s in Hawkeye. Her death occurred suddenly on Wednesday evening, July 25, 2012, at Palmer Lutheran Health Center in West Union. She was forty-five years old and enjoyed her family and friends, her dogs, reading books, and talking on the phone.
Kenna is survived by her three children, Justin Helgerson of Hawkeye, Kendra Helgerson of Eldorado, and Matthew Helgerson of West Union; her mother, Karol Helgerson of West Union; her brothers and sisters, Kevin (Lynn) Helgerson of Eldorado, Adam (Lyndee Gage) Helgerson of Hawkeye, Kim (Bill Miller) Woltzen of West Union, and Connie Lauer of Hawkeye; Kenna’s special companion, Eddie Loomis of Hawkeye; Eddie’s children, Eric Rau, Jessica Loomis, and Brad Loomis, and Eddie’s six grandchildren, all of whom Kenna considered as her own; and several nieces nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Steven Helgerson; her maternal grandparents, Gilbert and Bessie Loftsgard; and her paternal grandparents, Adrian and Geneva Helgerson.
A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 31, 2012, at Becker-Milnes Funeral Home in Hawkeye. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date.