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Helen Marie Harding

Obituary for Helen Marie Harding

November 8, 1927 - November 1, 2017
McHenry, Illinois | Age 89

Loving Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Aunt and Friend


Helen Marie Harding, age 89, formerly of Lake Zurich, passed away Wednesday, November 1, 2017 in McHenry. She was born in Evanston on November 8, 1927, the daughter of George A. and Loretta (Cheadle) Dahm.
Helen was a devoted Catholic and longtime member of the Church of Holy Apostles. She enjoyed her bible studies and family meant everything to her. In her spare time, she loved to travel, cook, bake, and knit. She was a great listener who loved getting to know others. Helen enjoyed painting, especially watercolors, and loved her work at McHenry School District 15. She will be sorely missed by all who knew her.
Helen is survived by her loving children: Linda (Dave) Stroz, Jim (Debbie) Harding, Beverly (Howard) Early; cherished grandchildren: Patrick (Lisa), Kimberly, Ryan (Jackie), Mike (Melodie), Chris (Robin), Keith (Ashley), Billy (Emily); great-grandchildren: John, Claire, Anna, Mason, Reagan, Kennedy, Emersyn, Dean, Greta, Silas, Annleigh, Cora, Camden; many nieces and nephews and her dear friend Evelyn Warack.
She is preceded in death by her parents, George and Loretta Dahm; Joseph Harding, and brother Bill (Janet) Dahm.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, November 5, 2017, from 1pm to 5pm at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Drive, McHenry. Visitation will continue on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 9:30am to 10:30am at Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Road, McHenry, with Funeral Mass beginning at 10:30am. Interment will follow at St. Patrick's Countryside Cemetery in McHenry.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, 5211 Bull Valley Rd., McHenry 60050, Church of Holy Apostles, 5211 Bull Valley Rd., McHenry 60050 or McHenry Fire Dept., 3610 W. Elm St., McHenry 60050.

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  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul
    5211 Bull Valley Road
    McHenry, IL 60050
  • Church of Holy Apostles
    5211 Bull Valley Road
    McHenry, IL 60050
  • McHenry Fire Department
    3610 W. Elm St.
    McHenry, IL 60050

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Colonial Funeral Home & Crematory

591 Ridgeview Drive
McHenry, IL 60050
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