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Helen M. Hebbeln

24 June, 19263 October, 2020

Helen Hebbeln, 94, of Davenport, Iowa, died Saturday, October 3, 2020, at Ridgecrest Village, Davenport. A private graveside service will be held at this time at the Rock Island Arsenal National Cemetery with a memorial service to be held at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Nursing Fund at Ridgecrest Village. Online condolences may be expressed at

Mrs. Hebbeln was born in 1926 in Davenport to A. R. and Vera Bruns. She married Jack E. Hebbeln in 1948 in Davenport. He preceded her in death December 16, 2013. She was a graduate in Fashion Design and enjoyed designing clothing and sewing her designs. She also enjoyed home design, gardening, landscaping, cooking and fishing. She was a member of P.E.O., several book clubs and Jewel Club. She and Jack lived on the family Century Farm near Dixon, Iowa for 25 years. They developed extensive acres of woodlands, gardens and lakes and it was known to the grandchildren as the “Best Place on Earth”. Helen taught her family that “Form Follows Function,” that in life you combine creativity with practicality. She was a quiet person, but when she spoke, everyone listened.

Survivors include her daughters, Sue (Steve) Hughes of Madison, WI and Jennifer (Henry) Boeke of Colorado Springs, CO; sons Jim (Debbie) Hebbeln of Fort Collins, CO and Chris (Juanita) Hebbeln of Boise, ID; ten grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; a sister: Denny Dudley of Iowa City, a special niece, Jan Harper of Bettendorf. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, Jim and Paul Bruns; a special friend, Cathy Gripp, and her furry friends.

The family would like to extend special thanks to Ridgecrest Village for their compassionate and personal care of Helen, especially in her final days.

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Mindy and Spin Williams

October 6, 2020

We are saddened to hear about Helen. She was a very special lady whom we realized immediately was a visionary, way ahead of the curve, as was Jack. We have been the recipients of their visión, and continue to care for Liberty Farm, one of the “best places on earth”...❤️ Our condolences to all of you. If you ever are in our neighborhood, please feel free to visit. Our best to you all!❤️ Spin and Mindy

Rev. Katie Styrt

October 5, 2020

Helen was such a wonderful part of our church family! I loved visiting her. Sending prayers to her family.

Colleen Hentze

October 4, 2020

To all of Helen's kids and loved ones I want to express my sadness at her passing but my joy that she is with Jack again. It was my priviledge to be her nurse and friend for so many years. She made me laugh on my worst nights and I learned so much about acceptance of a person as they were at the moment. The hardest part of retiring at the end of August was leaving my residents and at the top of my list was my admitted favorite Helen. Getting to know her family over the years made me realize the wonderful life Helen and Jack provided and the love they all shared. Thank you all for letting me be a small part of that. God Bless you Helen,say hello to "Heb" for me.

Sue Houseman

October 4, 2020

Remembring a beautiful lady. God's blessings to all of you, Chaplain Sue.


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