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Helen M. Itken
Helen M. Itken, age 93, of Sterling, died Monday, March 6, 2017 at Sterling Pavilion.
Helen was born January 30, 1924 in Milledgeville the daughter of Paul and Lula Mae (Kendell) Smith. She married Harold Itken on November 9, 1944 on the family farm near Milledgeville. He preceded her in death on June 19, 2003. Helen was a bookkeeper for Skip Jenson Plumbing for many years. She was a member of St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Polo and was a volunteer at Sterling Senior Center.
Survivors include her sister, Wanda Hinrichs of Sterling; four sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; four brothers, Nelva "Dutch" Smith, Gene Smith, Don Smith and Stan Smith; and three sisters, Eunice Hackbarth, Paula Schryver and Neva Weigle.
Visitation will be Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 9 – 10:45 AM at St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Polo. Funeral services will be Thursday at 11:00 AM at the church with Pastor Terrie Wilder officiating. Burial will be at Oak Knoll Memorial Park in Sterling on Thursday at 1:30 PM.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Polo.
Online condolences may be sent to www.mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com.