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Darlene D. Helm

Obituary for Darlene D. Helm

July 2, 1938 - April 16, 2018
Wonder Lake, Illinois | Age 79

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Sister and Aunt


Darlene D. Helm, age 79, passed away at her home on Monday, April 16, 2018. She was born in Garrison, North Dakota, on July 2, 1938, the youngest daughter out of Henry and Emma (nee Benderwald) Mautz's nine children.
Darlene was very active in the Wonder Lake Nativity Lutheran Church. She had a great sense of humor, loved her two cats and enjoyed gambling, going antiquing and drinking coffee. Most of all though, she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Darlene is survived by her loving children: Jennifer Helm, James Helm and Todd (Josephine) Helm; cherished granddaughter: Sara Helm; beloved sister: Iona Ferder; dear niece: Jayne Ferder-Coyne and dear great-niece: Skyler Coyne.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Jim Helm, and her parents.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Nativity Lutheran Church, 3506 E. Wonder Lake Rd., P.O. Box 517, Wonder Lake, IL 60097 or to PAWS of Chicago, 1997 N. Clybourne Ave., Chicago, IL 60614

Services Will Be Private

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Suggested Memorial Donations

  • Nativity Lutheran Church
    3506 E. Wonder Lake Road
    P.O. Box 517
    Wonder Lake, IL 60097
  • PAWS Chicago
    1997 N. Clybourn Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60614

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591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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