Helen A. Gartner, 93

Helen A. Gartner, 93 Helen Ann Gartner, age 93, passed with peace and grace on Jan. 3, 2019, at her home in Mequon, Wis.

Helen was born 1925, in Sycamore, the daughter of Michael and Anna Racic. Her parents, five brothers and three sisters preceded her in death. She married Karl J. Gartner Jr. in 1949 at St Patrick Church, St. Charles, Ill., and was predeceased by both her loving husband in 1992 and her beloved son, James G. Gartner in 2001.

Surviving are five children: Mary (Jerome) Ochab, Mundelein, Kathy (Ronald) Vanetten, Ellsworth, Jeanne (Dale) Stefanac, East Troy, Wis., Susanne Gartner, Mequon, Wis. and Barbara Benning, Greendale, Wis.; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; two sisters: Diane Peters, Burr Ridge and Martha Racich, Niles; two brothers: Bro. Stan Racich OMI, Vancouver, B.C. and James Racich, Chicago; and many nieces and nephews.

She will always be remembered as a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, whose greatest passion was helping others.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 a.m. Jan. 8, 2019, at St Patrick’s Church on Crane Road, St Charles, Ill. Monsignor Steve Knox officiating. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery, Geneva. Visitation will be one hour before the Mass. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s Association – Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter.

The family would like to thank Horizon Hospice staff for their love and care during Helen’s last days.

To leave an online condolence for the family, visit the funeral home’s obituary page at
www.yursfuneralhomes.com. For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060.