Harriet Joann Iwen, 88, of Wausau, passed away on Sunday, April 3, 2022, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services and the dedicated caregivers of Primrose Retirement Community of Wausau.
She was born on November 8, 1933, in Grand Rapids, MI, the daughter of the late Frank and Ada (Krikke) Vander Wall. On September 28, 1968, she married Howard Iwen in Grand Rapids, MI. He survives. Harriet attended the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and went on to work as a nurse anesthetist for Aspirus for many years.
Harriet enjoyed traveling, bowling, baking, and reading. She loved to play piano - even sharing her talents at the local jail where she often played for their services. A long-time member of St. Paul's United Church of Christ, she had a great faith and loved to read her bible. She adored her granddaughters and helped to raise them. They will miss her greatly.
Survivors include her husband, Howard "Howie" Iwen of Wausau; daughter, Heidi Iwen of Mosinee; granddaughters, Rita Kellman of Wausau, Lisa Iwen of Wausau, and Kia Bohn of Hazelhurst; and one great-granddaughter, Harper Kasten.
She was preceded in death by her parents, son Karl Iwen, and two brothers.
The funeral service will be held on Monday, April 11, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul United Church of Christ, 426 Washington St., Wausau. Rev. Philip C. Schneider will officiate. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service on Monday at the church.
The family would like to thank the kind staff of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services, Primrose Retirement Community of Wausau, as well as Pastor Phil Schneider for his many visits and support.
Helke Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. You may leave messages and condolences for her family at helke.com.