Kenna S. McFarlane

            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.  


Gene and Pat Loomis on July 30, 2012 at 4:38 PM said:

We want to express our condolences to Kenna's Children, Eddie's Children, and Eddie at the great loss of a loved one. Our hope's and prayers are with you. Gene and Pat
Dawn Shattuck on July 27, 2012 at 12:05 PM said:

Matt, Kendra, and family--I am so very sorry to read of your mother's death. Please accept my sympathy at this time. May good memories of time spent together hold her close to your heart.
Jeff & Peggy on July 27, 2012 at 11:57 AM said:

Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.
Bill Jackie Loomis on July 26, 2012 at 1:30 PM said:

Our loss is too severe to be expressed in words, you are on our thoughts, our hearts, and especially are prayers. Kenna had great character and a big heart! Knowing Kenna personally, we’re well aware of the difference she made in the lives of many people. She will be missed by many. Those we hold most dear never truly leave us; Kenna lives on in the kindness she showed, the comfort she shared, and the love she brought into our lives. Hold tight to our memories for comfort.
Our Heartfelt Sympathy
Bill, Jackie, Mitchell & Kelton

Becker-Milnes Funeral Home

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