Helen Margaret Soska, 91, of Reinbeck, Iowa, died from complications of a stroke Monday, November 9, 2009, at Parkview Manor in Reinbeck while under the care of Cedar Valley Hospice. Funeral services were 10:30 AM, Thursday, November 12, 2009, at Union Congregational United Church of Christ Church in Reinbeck, Iowa, with Pastor Joel Love officiating. Burial followed at the Reinbeck Cemetery in Reinbeck. Visitation was Wednesday, November 11, 2009, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at French Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck, where the family was present to greet friends. Memorials may be made to Cedar Valley Hospice or Parkview Manor in Helen's name. To view the complete obituary or to send messages of condolence, please visit www.abelsfuneralhomes.com.
Helen was born August 28, 1918, in rural Hudson, Iowa, the daughter of James and Teresa (Kvidera) Kubik. She was born and raised in the Voorhies area, attended rural grade school in Voorhies and graduated from Reinbeck High School in 1936. After high school graduation, Helen attended Gates Business College graduating in 1939. On November 29, 1945, Helen was united in marriage to William Soska in Traer, Iowa. They farmed near Voorhies until they retired and then moved to Reinbeck.
She worked in her home most of her life. She loved playing cards, golfing, dancing, cross stitching. Helen loved attending to her children's and grandchildren's sporting events and other activities. But most of all she enjoyed sharing time with her family and friends. Helen was a member of United Church of Christ in Reinbeck and Sunny View Club.
She is survived by her husband; William of Reinbeck; daughters, Nancy (Phil) Lauterbach of Reinbeck, Kathryn "Kate" Soska of Iowa City; grandchildren, Andy Lauterbach, Bret (Jill) Lauterbach , Ross (Amanda) Soska; great grandchildren; Kyle Koppen , Lohgan Lauterbach, Mason Soska and a sister, Lillian Williamson of Sigourney, Iowa.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents; son, John and brother, Lester Kubik.