Helen (Crum) Goemaat, 93, Belmond, died June 21, 2020 at the Kanawha Community Home. Services were held June 27 at Wright Christian Reformed Church west of Belmond. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Helen, the daughter of Henry and Cornelia (Staam) Crum, was born on the family farm outside of Otley on May 10, 1927. She attended country school near Pella before her family moved to Hollandale, MN where she completed the 8th grade.
Helen was united in marriage to William Goemaat on March 11, 1952 in Hollandale. The couple farmed at Leland, Kanawha and Belmond. After years of renting, they were able to fulfill their lifelong dream of purchasing their own farm. The couple loved to travel especially to National Parks and camping in the mountains.
Helen was a true caregiver, working over 30 years at the Rehabilitation Center of Belmond and being a dedicated homemaker. She enjoyed knitting beautiful outfits for her grandchildren and baking them cookies. She was a self-taught cook who humbly showed off her talent at Christmas gatherings that included family, neighbors and friends. She cherished fellowship, laughter and peaceful walks on the bike trail.
Helen truly loved the Lord and was a faithful member of Wright Christian Reformed. She will be remembered for her Christian values and would be adamant that her family and friends take care of each other.
She was preceeded in death by her husband William; and sisters Johanna Lewis, Cornelia Ravenhorst and Hermnia Drenth.
Helen is survived by her son John (Jean) Goemaat of Belmond and their children Will (Gabby) and children Ciera, Bryce and Aiden Goemaat, and Kristina (Joel) Gindo; daughter Denise (Mike) Vasey of Lincoln, NE and their children Amy, Alex and Brian; son Marv (Mary) Goemaat of Belmond and their children Justin (Brittany) Goemaat and children Wyatt, Marshall and Taylor, and Dan (Sara) Goemaat and their daughter Lindy; and brother John Crum.
Memorials are suggested to Wycliffe Bible Translators.