In loving memory of

Helen Joan Spreng
December 23, 1939 - November 7, 2022

Helen Joan Spreng, daughter of George and Laura (Wilder) Houston was born on December 23, 1939 in Dow City, Iowa. She attended Dow City Community School.

In 1958, Helen was united in marriage to Leonard Van Arsdol in California. To this union, they were blessed with 5 children. Leonard passed away in 1970. Later, she married James Spreng in Kansas. For many years, Helen managed apartments in Greeley, Colorado and Des Moines, Iowa. She enjoyed playing Bingo and going to the Casino. She was a member of Community of Christ Church in Dow City.

Helen passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family on Monday, November 7, 2022 at the Denison Care Center, attaining the age of 82 years, 10 months, and 15 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands: Leonard Van Arsdol in 1970 and James Spreng in 2002; sons: Jim Van Arsdol and Rich Van Arsdol; and 18 siblings.

She is survived by her daughter: Charlotte and her husband Rick Gohring of Norfolk, NE; two sons: David Van Arsdol and his wife Jenni of Nebraska City, NE and Todd Van Arsdol and his wife Cori of Dow City; step-son: Brian Spreng and his wife Mary of Arion; 19 grandchildren; 28 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; brother: Kenneth Houston and his wife Rita of Fernandina Beach, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 with a visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Huebner Funeral Home in Denison. Burial will be in Crawford Heights Memory Gardens in Denison. Memorials may be directed to the family.


Jeanie Boeck wrote on Nov 15, 2022:

"Thoughts and Prayers to you all! What a wonderful lady! Hang on to the wonderful memories! Love you!"

Arlene wrote on Nov 7, 2022:

"I?m going to miss you my Friend. I would go and get our mail. Then we would set at your table and talk about everybody. Some of it was good and some bad. Then we would laugh and laugh. We would have the nurses at the hospital and Jane and her nurses laugh and laugh at us. I think the thought we were nuts But we didn?t care. Charlotte you always remember you are the best daughter she could ask for. Helen?s famous two words to me was Not Today !! You have gained your place in Heaven !! Arlene. "

Herman and Nancy (Stepanek) Rosburg - Charter Oak wrote on Nov 7, 2022:

"My sympathy to all of Helen's immediate family and her brother Kenneth. I knew she was not doing well, but when the time of passing arrives, we are never ready to lose them. Kenneth, like me, is now the last member of his immediate family which carries a heavy load. I hope everyone relies on the good memories to carry them through this sad time."

The Jewell family wrote on Nov 7, 2022:

"So sorry for your loss! Love and prayers for all the family!???????from The Jewell family"