Helen A. Herrick, 83

Helen A. Herrick nee DiersHelen A. (Diers) Herrick, 83, formerly of Independence, Iowa, and resident of Stonehill Care Center, Dubuque, Iowa, died Feb. 9, 2015, at Stonehill.

She married Robert Herrick of Independence, Iowa, on Jan. 3, 1953, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Colesburg. He preceded her in death April 9, 2010.

She is survived by her children, Roger Herrick of Cedar Rapids, Mary (Ron) Radloff of Dyersville, Iowa, Dr. Michael (Mary) Herrick of Oshkosh, Judy (Matt) Haven of Cedarburg, Dr.

Patrick (Liz) Herrick of Olathe, Kan., and Anne (Dave) Tallett of Cedar Rapids; 13 grandchildren; her first great-grandchild, expected in July; her brother, Charles Diers of San Ramon, Calif,. and her sister, Mary (Curt) Smith of Mount Vernon.

In addition to her husband, Helen was preceded in death by her daughter, Jeri Ann, at birth Dec. 28, 1953, her sister, Theresa Tikal and her brother, Vincent Diers.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 13, 2015, at St. Johnís Catholic Church in Independence.

Rev. Donald Plamondon will be the Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Johnís Cemetery in Independence. Friends may call for visitation from 3 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 12, at the White Funeral Home in Independence, where a Parish Rosary begins at 3 p.m. and a Vigil Service begins at 7 p.m. Online condolences may be left at www.White-MtHope.com.