SIOUX CITY, Iowa — Katherine Hinrichsen, 89, of Sioux City, Iowa, residing in the Holy Spirit Retirement Community, died at Mercy Medical Center Oct. 4, 2018.
A prayer vigil, visitation, rosary and wake were held Oct. 14 at Christy-Smith Funeral Home, Larkin Chapel, Sioux City. Visitation continued prior to services Monday.
Funeral services were Oct. 15 at the Holy Spirit Retirement Home Chapel.
Burial was Tuesday at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Plainview.
Helen was born in Elgin in 1928. She was the daughter of Mike and Catherine DeMuth. In 1948, she married Kenneth D. Hinrichsen in Plainview.
As a wife, mom, grandma, great-grandma, friend, lay Carmelite, and member of the Confraternity of Mary, as well as an active member of the Catholic community wherever she has lived, including Holy Spirit, Trinity Heights, St. Michael, all of Sioux City, Iowa; St. Michael, South Sioux City; Nativity, Immaculate Conception and St. Paul, Plainview. Helen will continue to inspire those she touched deeply. Her love was freely given through a lifetime of parenting, praying, volunteering, sewing and baking lasagna.
She is survived by her children and their families, Randy and Sherri Hinrichsen, Turner, Ore.; Doug and Margie Hinrichsen, Lecompton Kan.; Julie Hinrichsen and Russell Dyke, Topeka Kan.; Lynn Hinrichsen, Aurora, Colo.; Jolene Hinrichsen, Albany, Ore.; Janel Hinrichsen, Tuba City Ariz.; Renee Hinrichsen, Topeka, Kan,; Julie Pappenfort, Nixa, Mo.; Lily (Carol) Hinrichsen, Bristol, Vt.; Lori Hinrichsen, Montpelier, Vt.; and Michelle and Vic Paltz, St. Helena; as well as 19 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her siblings, Don DeMuth, Dolores Thomas and Ray DeMuth; her parents; her husband; and her children, Joan, Kent, Michael; three grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
In lieu of flowers, contributions are encouraged to Friendship House, Sioux City, Iowa.