Helen Elizabeth Stead was born July 19, 1918 in Winona, Minnesota. After graduation from Winona Senior High School she went to work at Peerless Chain Company in Winona as an office worker. Her office was across the street from where Donald worked and once they met that was the beginning of a love that lasted over 73 years. Don and Helen were married May 4, 1940 at the home of her parents. Several years later they moved to the Stead family farm near Burr Oak, Iowa. Farm life was a big change for Helen who had grown up in the city, but she adjusted to life on the farm. She gardened, raised chickens, prepared dinners for work crews and even on occasion drove the tractor. Helen was known for...