Arthur Henry Helle, 79, of Manchester, Iowa, a lifelong farmer, entered into his eternal home Feb. 7, 2019, at his home.

Visitation was held from 2-8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, where there was a 2 p.m. Scripture Service. Friends also called from 10-10:45 a.m. at the church Monday. Mass of Christian Burial was at 11 a.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester, with the Rev. Gabriel Anderson officiating. Interment was at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery – Manchester.

He was born June 1, 1939, in Luxemburg, the son of Matthias and Otilda (Gosen) Helle. Art attended school in Luxemburg. He served honorably in the U.S. Army.

On April 12, 1961, Art was united in marriage to Germaine Hoeger at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville. Five children were born to this union. Art and Germaine farmed together for 40-plus years on their farm north of Manchester.

Art was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester for 13 years and a member of the Catholic Order of Foresters. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing cards, and traveling. Most important to Art was his family and his passion for golf.

Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Germaine Helle of Manchester; his five children, Joan (Mike) Flannagan, of Marion, Debra Helle, of Payton, Colorado, Alan (Lynn) Helle, of Peosta, Dale (Carol) Helle, of Springfield, Missouri, and Karen (Jim) Soppe, of Manchester; 12 grandchildren, Jill (Nic) Mastascusa, Sarah (Josh) Kral, Abby Flannagan, Kristin (Andy) Beulow, Kory Helle, Bryan Helle, Izabella Helle, Grace Helle, Garrett Helle, Josh Soppe, Paige Soppe, and Gavin Soppe; eight great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard (Connie) Helle, of Peosta; and sisters-and-brothers-in-law, Rosie Helle, of Edgewood, Rose (Charles) Cox, of Dubuque, Rita Ameskamp, of Farley, Norma Hoeger, of Cleveland, Ohio, and Jim (Diane) Hoeger, of Atlanta, Ga.

Art was preceded in death by his parents, Matthias and Otilda Helle; parents-in-law, Gregor and Theckla Hoeger; two brothers, Matt (Margie) Helle and Greg Helle; and brothers-and-sisters-in-law, George Pfeiler, Al Ameskamp, Jerry (Mary) Hoeger and Bonnie Hoeger.

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